Team Biographies

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Richard Hahlo

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Richard is an actor, director and trainer and is the co-founder and co-director of Dramatic Resources. He trained in theatre at Exeter University and at the University of California at San Diego, where he won a scholarship.

As an actor, he has worked with the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has appeared in London’s West End as well as on UK Television. For the Brighton Festival, he won much critical acclaim for his work with HYDROCRACKER Theatre Company, including ‘The Erpingham Camp’, ‘Shakespeare a la Carte’, and 'The New World Order' which also played at the Barbican / Shoreditch Town Hall in London; as well as 'Operation Black Antler’ playing in Brighton, Manchester and London.

His book (with Peter Reynolds) ‘Dramatic Events – How to Run a Successful Workshop’ is published by Faber & Faber UK, and St. Martin’s Press in the USA.

Richard’s innovative approach to business training is in much demand by companies all over the world and Richard continues to find new frontiers for Dramatic Resources’ work, including recent deliveries for Ward Howell and ING Bank in Moscow.

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Geoff Church

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Geoff trained as an actor, working in theatre and television for twenty years, and is the co-founder and co-director of Dramatic Resources.

His work as an actor included seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court, and National Theatre. He appeared extensively on UK Television in series such as The Brief, Foyles War, and Prime Suspect. The television film, No Child of Mine, in which he played a leading role, won a BAFTA award for Best Single Drama.

As a director, he has taught and directed extensively on the American University circuit, and has directed projects for The Royal National Theatre’s Education Department. He runs a production company, Hydrocracker, for which he directed Shakespeare’s Macbeth, in Kazakhstan, and directed The Consultant at Theatre 503 in London.

Geoff is a pioneer in the application of theatre expertise in corporate development. As co-director of Dramatic Resources, he has developed and led highly successful programmes for a range of international corporations and leading business schools.

His work is highly interactive, challenging and enjoyable. It combines the rigour and discipline born out of years of working in the theatre, with a fresh insight into the world of business communication.

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Ruth Ingledow

Ruth has worked for a number of leading arts organisations in the UK, including Cheek by Jowl Theatre Company and the National Theatre (twice!). During 5 years in Hong Kong, she worked on consultancy projects with the British Council, Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts and Hong Kong Ballet. She became interested in the arts / business relationship when running the London office of Business in the Arts and joined Dramatic Resources in 2009 after a period running the National Theatre’s Theatreworks Programme.

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Aaron Neil

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After studying history at Pembroke College, Cambridge, Aaron trained at the London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art. He has worked extensively in theatre; for the Royal Shakespeare Company, both in Stratford Upon Avon and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, for the National Theatre, and in London's West End. He is one of only very few actors to be invited to perform at both the UK Houses Of Parliament and at the United States Congress.

He has many television and film credits, including Doctor Who and two films for director Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down and Exodus). He most recently appeared in Paddington 2 alongside the CGI cartoon bear!

Aaron has been an international trainer and coach for over 10 years and has worked for clients as diverse as Accenture, VISA, Deloitte, Nestle and at business schools such as IMD Lausanne and INSEAD Paris.

When not working he has a passion for cooking and loves to make chocolate!

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Al Nedjari

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Al has been an actor for over twenty-five years. His first acting role was as a regular in British soap opera, Coronation Street. He has since enjoyed a diverse acting career including work with visionaries such as theatre director Steven Berkoff and film director Alfonso Cuarón. He has performed at theatre festivals throughout the world with his own theatre company, ‘Gecko’, and works regularly at the National Theatre. He most recently appeared in Woody Harrelson’s ground breaking live movie Lost in London.

Having performed in the vastly successful production of War Horse, he then movement directed BBC Prom 22: The War Horse Prom, at the Royal Albert Hall. Al has movement directed a number of productions across the UK and was also a movement artist on the Oscar-winning space movie, Gravity.

Al designs and delivers training programmes for a wide range of business clients from Deloitte, Cisco, Adecco, Accenture, Volvo and Omnicom.  His work for Dramatic Resources includes the international business schools, IMD Lausanne, INSEAD Paris and ESMT Berlin.

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Ali Hodge

Ali is a renowned actor, trainer and theatre director. She co-founded ‘Theatre Alibi’, the contemporary UK storytelling company and, in 2005, ‘The Quick and the Dead’, an international performance group of which she is Artistic Director. The group’s multi-media piece, inspired by the paintings of Paula Rego, opened at Shoreditch Town Hall, London, funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Ali leads workshops worldwide on Core Training, her personal approach to actor training. In the UK, she is an associate tutor for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, as well as the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her publications for Routledge include, Core Training for the relational actor - a DVD (2013) and Actor Training (second edition: 2010). She is an Honorary Research Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London where she taught for twenty years.

For Dramatic Resources, Ali has worked with global clients such as Cisco, Lufthansa and Roche, and has delivered at international business schools such as IMD Lausanne and ESMT Berlin.

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Amalia Vitale

Amalia studied at the Birmingham School of Acting.  She has enjoyed a busy career working in film and theatre with directors such as Tim Crouch and Sally Cookson and on British TV dramas Endeavour, Midsomer Murders and Casualty. Her most recent theatre work in London has been at the Unicorn Theatre and the Royal Court and she is soon to start working at the West Yorkshire Playhouse on a new production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Amalia co-runs the award winning, clown-theatre company ‘All In’, currently in residence at Battersea Arts Centre in London. As part of ‘All In’ Amalia leads workshops in clown and physical comedy for performers and students. She also leads training programs using clown theatre skills for business clients.

For Dramatic Resources, Amalia has worked with Deloitte, Accenture, Engine Group and University College London, amongst others.

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Ann Luckay

Ann has worked extensively as theatre actor, her theatre credits including roles at London’s National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Globe Theatre and the West End. She was a member of the Olivier Award winning Histories Ensemble at the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2006-2008, where one group of actors performed all eight of Shakespeare’s history plays over two years. Sometimes all eight plays over four days!

Alongside her classical theatre work Ann has appeared on screen in World War Z with Brad Pitt, The Honey Trap, Bouquet of Barbed Wire, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, and played Phillipus in the global blockbuster Wonder Woman.

Ann trained in performance at LAMDA and also has an MA in Cross Sectoral Community Arts from Goldsmiths University, a PGA in teaching Shakespeare from Warwick University and a BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Middlesex University.  Her work with Dramatic Resources includes sessions at IMD Business School and numerous Women’s Leadership programmes for Cisco.

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Annabel Arden

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Annabel trained at Jacques Lecoq’s theatre school in Paris after studying English at Cambridge University and has built an exceptionally successful career encompassesing opera, theatre and broadcasting. She co-founded Théâtre de Complicité in 1983, an international touring theatre company, directing the award winning production of The Visit and their first Shakespeare The Winter's Tale. She has directed plays for the National Theatre, Royal Court, Bristol Old Vic and the BBC.

Annabel has directed abroad, including The Cunning Little Vixen for the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona and Beethoven’s Leonore in New York, London and Salzburg. She has directed numerous operatic works, including the first new production of Il barbiere di Sivglia at Glyndebourne Festival in over 30 years. Most recently, Annabel has directed a new production of Carmen for the Grange Festival, La boheme for Welsh National Opera and Turandot for Opera North.

Annabel joined us at Dramatic Resources in 2016 and includes Deloitte, IMD and Manchester University as clients. 

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Christian Sauter

Christian’s theatre work includes productions with over 50 German and international theatre companies. He founded the ImprovComedy and business theatre company, Lux Theater des Moments, manages the Berlin-based improvisational theatre ensemble frei.wild, and is a partner at the Swiss business theatre company Unternehmenstheater Schweiz.

Christian works as an actor, trainer, moderator, speaker and coach. He has taught at universties and management schools all over Europe and has worked for many global companies including Adecco, Deloitte, Volkswagen, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bahn and Novartis.

He is a highly renowned speaker on Status and Humor in Business and has hosted many events. Highlights of his career include hosting the European Championship for Theatersports, walking (vertically) down a skyscraper into burning flames and coaching an advisor for the German government. His coolest show ever was in the Artic Circle!

 

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David Vaughan-Thomas

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David is a TV and video director, writer, and trainer.  As a performance coach, he works in all areas of interpersonal skills, specialising in large events, creative thoughts and action, coaching as a leadership style, managing change, and presentation skills.

As a filmmaker, David has written and directed over a hundred and fifty scripts for a variety of productions ranging from soap operas and detective stories to commercials, training films and corporate videos.

He has worked all over the world, for a whole range of different industry sectors. His recent clients include Allianz, BBC, Cancer Research UK, Ernst & Young, ETAS, KPMG, Transform UK, MunichRe and many more. David delivers regularly for Dramatic Resources at business schools across the world, including IMD Lausanne and IMD Singapore, ESMT Berlin and INSEAD Paris.

Amongst David’s other creative talents, he is a singer songwriter and has released his first album, Quarter Moon.

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Dani Ortiz

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Daniel is a Spanish actor from Madrid. He went to live in London when he was seven. He graduated with honors from the British Council School in Madrid, then studied Drama at the William Layton Laboratory Theatre and also has a Summa Cum Laude degree in Journalism by the CEU Saint Paul University of Madrid.

As an actor, Dani has worked in more than 30 theatre plays, including titles such as A Few Good Men (which he translated to Spanish), Frankenstein, Hamlet and The Picture of  Dorian Gray. His latest performance was playing the leading role in The Cave of Salamanca, by Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, for the National Theatre in Spain.

Dani has also worked in over forty TV series. He’s known for playing Román Ferreiro, one of the regular characters from the internationally acclaimed Locked Up (Vis a Vis). Dani has also appeared in nine films, both in English and in Spanish, including No Rest for the Wicked, winner of six Goya Awards. He has just completed the shooting of Terminator 6, which will be released in 2019. 

For Dramatic Resources, Dani has lead multiple programmes for the Adecco Group, in Switzerland and Spain, plus the business school IE Madrid. 

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Didi Hopkins

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Didi is an actor, director, voice-over artist and lecturer, with over 20 years of experience as an international business trainer and coach. She is the UK’s leading expert in the theatre tradition of Commedia dell'Arte and worked with Richard Bean on his hit plays, One Man, Two Guvnors, in the West End and The Hypocrite at the RSC.

As a trainer and coach for major businesses in the UK, USA and Europe, her specialism is in women’s leadership. She has run leadership master classes for women at INSEAD, CEDEP and contributes to the MBA and the Women as Leaders programme at Cranfield University. In October 2017, she was a keynote speaker at the Simmons & Simmons Leadership Conference – considered the premier women’s leadership conference in the world.

As a Senior Associate of Dramatic Resources, Didi has worked at IMD and St Gallen University, regularly delivers on both Cisco’s and Accenture’s International Women’s Leadership Programmes, and delivers training in French for Adecco’s ground-breaking Service Excellence Programme.

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Dominic Rickhards

Dominic is a prolific theatre and television actor. On TV, Dominic has played regular characters in Coronation Street, Heartbeat, and Doctors, amongst others. He starred in Peter Kosminsky’s film Walking on the Moon and has had guest roles in Waking the Dead, Silent Witness, Midsomer Murders, Casualty, The Bill and again, many many more.

On stage he has appeared many times with the Royal National Theatre, RSC, English Shakespeare Company, and English Touring Theatre in roles ranging from Romeo to Edmund. Recent stage work includes Woman in Black (West End), The New World Order for Brighton Festival and also presented Walking with DinosaursThe Arena Spectacular on its UK and world tour. In 2019, he will once again be touring with the dinosaurs.

As Senior Associate Trainer for Dramatic Resources.  He has designed and delivered work for many business clients including Accenture, Adecco, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Diageo, Lloyds Banking Group, Nestle, Rabobank, Volvo, and IMD Business School, among others.

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Fiona Dunn

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Fiona trained at Guildford School of Acting and then went on to achieve a distinction in her MA from Kings College University and RADA. For the last 20 years she has worked extensively as an actor and singer in theatre, radio and TV.

Her work includes leading roles at The Royal Shakespeare Company, Bristol Old Vic, Chichester Festival Theatre, and the West End. She has also traveled the world with The Shakespeare Revue. Fiona works as an Associate and Resident Director at The Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne Opera House Festival, Chichester Festival Theatre and Regents Park Open Air Theatre in productions including La Traviata, To Kill a Mockingbird, All My Sons and The Sound of Music. She most recently assistant directed Strictly Ballroom at the Piccadilly Theatre, with Will Young.

Fiona joined the Dramatic Resources team in 2017 and delivers regularly on the Cisco Womens Leadership Programme.

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Helen Chadwick

Helen works as an impact and voice coach alongside her work as a composer and performance creator. She has been commissioned to create performances and compose for the Royal Opera House, the National Theatre and the BBC.  As a coach she has run voice workshops for the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as teaching voice internationally in over 20 countries.

Helen has an Advanced Diploma in Voice Studies from Central School of Speech and Drama, and a President’s Award from WaterAid for her work founding Sing For Water. She is an Honorary Fellow of Dartington College of Arts.

As an Associate Trainer of Dramatic Resources, she has delivered training for leading strategists and business presenters including Accenture, Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, Deloitte, Adecco, PWC, Barclays, Unilever and Cisco’s women’s leadership programme. For DR, she has also delivered programmes in a number of the major European business schools, as well as one on one and virtual coaching.

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Jack Pinter

Jack designs and delivers innovative programmes that transform and revitalise the world of work, creating development programmes and learning events for a range of high-profile business clients and business schools across the world. He is an Education Associate of the Royal National Theatre and has been a consultant for Arts & Business, Channel Four Television, The Church of England and the UK Department of Education. As an executive coach he has worked with leaders and senior managers across many Fortune 500 companies.

As a storyteller, Jack has appeared at theatres and festivals across Europe and his plays have been staged across the UK. Jack has also composed music for film, television and theatre and has performed with Tom Waits, Yoko Ono, Boy George, Dizzy Gillespie, Marianne Faithfull and The Stereo MCs.

As an Associate Trainer of Dramatic Resources, he has developed and delivered work for a range of corporate clients, in both English and German. He counts Cisco, Nestle Purina and Accenture as regular clients.

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Jacqueline Defferary

Jacqueline has worked as a professional actress since graduating from RADA in 1991. Her theatre work includes productions for The Globe, The Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre. She completed a postgraduate training for workshop leaders at RADA, and in 2007 was awarded a first class degree in Literature from the Open University. Jacqueline is an Education Consultant at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, where she lectures and runs workshops on Shakespeare and performance. She designs and delivers presentation skills and speech writing training for many clients in the education, corporate and charity sectors, including Deutsche Bank, University of London and City University Law School.

Jacqueline’s most recent acting projects include, Father Brown for the BBC and The Alienist for TNT (USA). Recently, Jacqueline directed a production of The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Jacqueline joined Dramatic Resources in 2017 and has delivered for many international clients and business schools, including Celgene, Novo Nordisk, Wartsilla, Manchester Business School and Harvard Business School in Dubai.

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Jane Nash

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Jane has been an actor, writer and theatre-maker over the last 30 years appearing in film, television, and performing in theatres including the National Theatre and the Young Vic. She has created many pieces of theatre incorporating elements of personal storytelling. Her work includes ‘Small Space’, a site-specific piece for domestic kitchens. ‘Small Space’ has toured to kitchens in London, Edinburgh, New York and Los Angeles and at the Oxford, Brighton and Hay Festivals.

She is also Lead Trainer and Director of Narativ, a company whose mission statement is ‘a world connected by listening and telling personal stories’. Since 2009 she has facilitated workshops for individuals who wish to excavate, shape and tell their personal story for creative, business, educational and personal development reasons. She has worked with diverse organisations designing and delivering programmes on Leadership, Advocacy and Personal/Professional Development.

As an Associate Trainer with Dramatic Resources, she delivers for a range of clients including Women’s Leadership workshops for Cisco and virtual coaching for Accenture.

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Jem Wall

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Jem is an actor, producer and trainer.  As an actor, he has performed in major productions across the UK, including at the National, Globe, Royal Court and Young Vic Theatres. His television work includes Game of Thrones, Dr Who, Wolf Hall, Da Vinci’s Demons, EastEnders, and Call The Midwife.

Jem is Artistic Director of site-specific theatre company, Hydrocracker. He has produced and performed in The New World Order at Brighton Town Hall and at The Barbican, The Erpingham Camp on Brighton’s iconic pier, and most recently Operation Black Antler, which explored the murky world of undercover police surveillance. All three productions for Hydrocracker received tremendous critical acclaim in the UK’s national press.

As a trainer, Jem has devised and delivered programmes for a wide range of corporate clients including Clifford Chance, Deloitte, Volvo, PWC, Cisco and Adecco. He is also a regular visiting coach at various European business schools including IMD in Switzerland, IE Madrid and ESMT Berlin.

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Jonathan Cullen

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Jonathan is an actor, director and teacher. After taking a first class degree in French & Philosophy at New College, Oxford, he studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His theatrical career has included leading roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and numerous shows in the West End, including playing Daniel Radcliffe’s father in Equus.

Jonathan has taught Shakespeare and Acting at some of London’s major drama schools, and given Shakespeare masterclasses to students visiting London on study programs for UCLA and Florida State via the Universities of the American Midwest.

Recently he appeared with F Murray Abraham in The Mentor at Vaudeville Theatre; as a director at RADA; and as a teacher with students from Duke University, where he has spent four semesters as visiting guest professor.

As an Associate Trainer for Dramatic Resources, he has delivered to business leaders worldwide, including for Deloitte, McKinsey and Omnicom, and regularly delivers sessions at IMD Lausanne and Singapore.

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Lara King

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Lara is an award-winning comedian and improviser performing at prestigious venues across the UK. She has written and produced a number of successful solo shows and participated in the ‘Spreading The Love’ tour with the UK’s longest standing all-female improvisation troupe, The Short and Girlie Show. After a national tour with top cabaret trio ‘Fascinating Aida’ she is often recognised as ‘the wee fella on the drum’ in their globally viral YouTube sensation “Cheap Flights”.

Having studied the powerful effects of humour and laughter, Lara developed a programme in Humourology: training and mentoring adults and children to build confidence and self-esteem; improve personal impact; and develop leadership skills through comedy and improvisation. As well as private workshops, she delivers courses to The Kings Fund, The Leadership Academy and The British Psychological Society. She is co-founder of LaughQuake - the global incentive to encourage the production of positive energy through laughter the world over. 

As an Associate Trainer with Dramatic Resources, Lara leads the International Women’s leadership programmes for Cisco and Accenture as well as Personal Impact, Presentation and Improvisation sessions for Deloitte, Adecco, Allianz and Nestle, amongst others.

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Maja Mommert

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Maja is a trainer and coach, moderator and actress for corporate theatre. Her work is based on the general principles of applied improvisation. She is a founding member and managing partner of the Berlin-based improvisational theatre ensemble frei.wild, for whom she has developed several new concepts for different formats on stage. She is regularly seen on stage in Berlin and a welcome guest actress in shows all over Europe.

Alongside her work with Dramatic Resources, Maja has many years of experience as an independent coach in communications and creativity. Furthermore, she advises international companies on interaction design, event conceptualization, strategy and marketing. Maja teaches in English, German and French and counts Adecco and PWC as regular clients.

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Matthew Wait

Matt Wait has worked extensively as an actor in both theatre and television.  His credits include regular roles in series such as Coronation Street, The Tudors, and Silent Witness. Matt has appeared with Sam Neil in Submerged, and worked with Stephen Speilberg in the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. Theatre credits include Piranha Heights at the Soho Theatre, Inheritance for the Live Theatre and as Bosola in The Duchess of Malfi at the Nottingham Playhouse.

Matt also directs, teaches and runs community-based theatre projects.  His directing career spans five plays by Alex McSweeney, productions at the Belgrade Studio Theatre in Coventry and Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay with twelve serving prisoners in Wandsworth Prison.

As a Senior Associate Trainer of Dramatic Resources, Matt has worked with a range of clients including Accenture, Adecco, Nestle, and Fox Network.  He has led sessions at IMD, Robert Bosch Kolleg and ESMT and has coached on the International Teachers’ Programme at the Bocconi School of Management in Milan.

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Dr Matthew Yoxall

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Matt is a theatre-maker, training consultant and academic researcher. He trained in theatre in London in the mid 1990s, going on to work as a professional storyteller: specialising in museum and art gallery education and projects for community cultural development.

Living in Southeast Asia since 2002, Matthew has fused his theatrical and development work in providing consultancy services to international and intergovernmental organisations. Fields of focus in the humanitarian sector have included counter human-trafficking, refugee resettlement, and programmes to end violence against women. Using a drama-based approach, Matthew has facilitated training on experiential learning, resource and curriculum development, psychosocial programming, and approaches to outreach and information campaigns. He received his doctorate in Theatre Studies (fully funded) from the National University of Singapore in 2016.

At Dramatic Resources, Matthew works with a wide spectrum of people and across cultures, using theatre techniques to get groups thinking creatively and enabling individuals to communicate with impact. He counts Adecco, Cisco and VISA as clients.

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Miriam Silverman

Miriam is an actor, teacher and trainer. She holds an MFA in Acting and a BA in East Asian Studies from Brown University. She currently teaches Acting, Voice & Speech and Text Analysis at several universities and training programs including NYU and Marymount Manhattan College.  

As an actor, Miriam has performed Off-Broadway at NYC’s Public Theater, as well as numerous other theaters across the US. Miriam is an Affiliated Artist at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC and has been nominated for countless awards for her performances. In 2017 she appeared in the Tony Award nominated production of JUNK at the Lincoln Centre Theatre on Broadway.

She received a 2011 TCG Fox Fellowship to explore the relationship between voice and verse. During her Fellowship, Miriam worked with the Roy Hart Theater in France, Tim Carroll and the Factory in London, among others.  Miriam is a member of The Actor’s Center Workshop Company.

Miriam is also a private coach, training both actors and business professionals in voice, speech, and accent reduction. For Dramatic Resources she has worked for Accenture, Adecco, Deloitte, Electrolux, Nestle, UBS, VISA and on our Cisco Womens' Leadership programme.

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Rachel Fowler

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Rachel is an American actor, director and producer currently living in London. As an actor, she has performed in regional theatres across the US. She received Denver Post Ovation Awards for her work in All My Sons at the Denver Center, and Rabbit Hole at the Curious Theatre, as well as the 2012 Culture West “Best Season by an Actress” award and the 2013 Culture West “Best Supporting Actress” in Steel Magnolias at Senior Housing Options.   
 
Rachel co-founded The Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, NJ, now in its fifteenth year and is an Artistic Associate with Théâtre Du Rêve in Atlanta, GA.  
 
Currently serving as Literary Producer for Local Theater Company, she has adjudicated the LAB, a three day new play festival, for six years.  She is also a script scout for Noggin Sauce Pictures, a Colorado-based film company.

As an associate of Dramatic Resources, she has delivered on training programmes for many executive clients, including leadership development for Accenture and womens leadership courses for Cisco.

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Rachel Griffiths

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Rachel is a theatre-maker specialising in training and development with a wide variety of communities, non-professional performers and young people.  She is passionate about using theatre as a process for change. She has led training workshops for a range of arts organisations including the National Theatre, The Good Chance Theatre, and Tender Arts.

Her work has led her to India where she made theatre with women in a slum and girls rescued from sex trafficking; to Bolivia where she taught girls at risk of prostitution; the Jungle refugee camp in Calais, making theatre with Afghan refugees.  More locally, she works extensively in London schools, where her process enables young people to consider choices and consequences, identity and relationships.  

Rachel holds a BA in French and Drama, an MA in Participatory Arts and studied performance at L’Ecole Internationale Jacques Lecoq in Paris.  She delivers training for Dramatic Resources in French and English and has lead sessions for Adecco, Case Construction, Mane Fragrances, IMD Business School and London Business School.

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Selina Cadell

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If Selina has a familiar face, it is because she is regularly found gracing UK television screens. Selina also has many years’ experience as a coach to the stars as well as to the business world. She has worked with Stephen Spielberg, coached the Lord Mayor of London and trains actors at the National Theatre Studio.

Her work in the theatre includes many seasons at the National Theatre, the Royal Court and Bristol Old Vic. She has played the lead role in People – the Alan Bennett play at the National Theatre, directed ‘Love for Love’ for the Royal Shakespeare Company and in 2017, her opera production of “A Rake’s Progress” received great critical acclaim. On TV, she has appeared in Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders and Lewis and her film credits include The Madness of George III, Wild Child and Hereafter.

For Dramatic Resources, she has delivered training for a range of clients, including Accenture, IMD, INSEAD and Harvard Business School in Dubai.

When Selina is not performing, directing or teaching, she can be found on a boat somewhere off the Suffolk coast!

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Shelley Davenport

Shelley is an actor and writer.  Her first play Fair Trade was produced by Academy Award winner Emma Thompson in 2010, and went on to sold out runs in London, Edinburgh and Latitude Festival to critical acclaim.  She has since had plays produced at The Arcola, Southwark Playhouse, and The New Diorama.  Shelley continues to develop scripts for stage and television, and has most recently written for Series 2 of All Wrong (Blackpills USA). 

As a performer, Shelley’s comedic short Make Up With Sheryl  was nominated for Best Lo Budget Short at London Short Film Festival 2017.  This year, she has written and performed a number of comedy shorts for Stylist magazine.  

As an Business Trainer, Shelley has delivered training for a number of business clients including NATS, TalkTalk,  LinkedIn, KPMG, Greenpeace, The Civil Service, NHS and Ministry of Defence.  Shelley has also written and developed training content for Nottingham Council Housing Association, Screwfix and Dropbox USA.

 

 

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Simon Chadwick

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Simon has worked for more than 30 years in the performing arts; as an actor, stage fighter and voice-over artist. Since completing his training at RADA he has worked extensively in theatre, TV, film and radio. His theatre credits include the RSC and London’s West End. His TV and film work includes productions for the BBC, C4, ITV, Pathé and Warner Brothers. He is currently recording voices for the new “Star Wars” game.

Simon has worked independently developing and devising theatre as a director, trainer and coach within various sectors including schools and youth theatre groups, ex-young offenders and gang members, and with the National Citizenship scheme.

As an Associate Trainer at Dramatic Resources, Simon has worked with various corporate clients including Adecco, Deloitte and ESMT Business School.

Simon also continues to develop his training as an Equine assisted learning practitioner, coaching both groups and individual clients through experiential work with horses to develop human potential. As a keen carpenter, he designs and makes artisan furniture and shepherds cabins!

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Simon Muller

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Simon studied English Literature at Edinburgh University before training as an actor at LAMDA. He most recently appeared in an extensive Royal Shakespeare Company tour of Julius Caesar: First Encounters, as well as the critically acclaimed and award winning Visitors at The Bush Theatre. Other theatre work includes roles at The Young Vic, Edinburgh Lyceum and Traverse theatres, Bristol Old Vic and numerous seasons at Shakespeare's Globe. He has appeared as a guest lead in popular television shows including Silent Witness and The Bill. Film work includes Joe Wright's Anna Karenina and Madam Bovary, directed by Sophie Barthes.

Simon is an Associate Member and Associate Producer of acclaimed theatre company The Factory. He is also a General Education Practitioner at Shakespeare's Globe.

As an Associate Trainer of Dramatic Resources, Simon has worked for clients as diverse as Adecco, Lufthansa and Rabobank. He delivers regularly at London Business School and Manchester Business School, plus coaches virtually for Accenture.

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Stephanie Street

Steph is a writer and actor. She studied at Cambridge University and trained at LAMDA. Her acting work includes critically acclaimed performances for theatres across the UK, including the Royal Court and London’s West End, plus lead parts in numerous UK television series. Steph’s recent credits include Behind the Beautiful Forevers at the National Theatre, and the spectacular Quiz, at the Noel Cowell Theatre in 2018.

Steph’s first play, Sisters, re-opened the Sheffield Crucible Studio in March 2010. More recently, she adapted Mohsin Hamid’s award-winning novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights for the National Youth Theatre.  

She is a Trustee and founder of Act for Change, campaigning for greater diversity in arts, a Trustee of the National Student Drama Festival, and a board director of Chichester Festival Theatre

As a Senior Associate of Dramatic Resources, Steph has delivered training for a range of corporate clients, business schools and has also taught on the International Teacher’s Programme at HEC Paris. Her clients include Accenture, Cisco, Nestle, Deloitte and she works closely with IMD.

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Susannah Tresilian

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Susannah is a theatre director and radio producer.  She has directed theatre work all over Europe including Italy, France, Cyprus, Croatia, Norway and Spain.  In the UK she specialises in championing gender parity, both on and offstage, in her productions at the National Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, Salisbury Playhouse, York Theatre Royal and more. Most recently, she directed a sell-out production of comedian Sara Pascoe’s modern adaption of Pride & Prejudice.

Susannah founded and runs Ariadne, an organisation which works with women who make theatre to inspire social and political change in conflict zones.  She is also works as a radio producer: having worked for twelve years on BBC Radio 4’s flagship programme Woman's Hour, she now works at The Guardian making the Books podcast.

Susannah coaches internationally in leadership and development and, for Dramatic Resources, counts Cisco and Accenture as clients.

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Tamzin Townsend

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Tamzin is a renowned theatre director and teacher, currently residing in Madrid, Spain. Tamzin studied Theatre and Drama Studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury, specialising in theatre direction.  She has enjoyed a long and successful career directing theatre, opera and television and is currently head of the Theatre Arts Department at the Universidad Europea in Madrid.

Her many successes include El Método Gronholm, by celebrated Catalán playwright Jordi Galceran. This show was the biggest box office success at the Marquina Theatre in Madrid of the last decade. Her most recent shows include The God of Carnage, Fat Pig, Play it Again Sam, and Heroes in Madrid’s Gran Via, and Closer in Barcelona.

She has directed both English and Spanish classical theatre, often opening at international theatre festivals, including Merida and Almagro. Thanks to her many successes, the Spanish press has recently crowned her the “Queen Midas” of theatre.

Tamzin travels widely with Dramatic Resources, leading workshops for corporate businesses. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Catalan and teaches in all three languages

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Tom Silburn

Tom Silburn is a professional actor with over 15 years’ experience working extensively in theatre, TV, film and radio.  He has worked with leading theatre companies both in the UK and internationally, as well as in numerous productions in the West End.

Tom is also a professional magician and card sharp, and works as a Magic Consultant, designing and directing magic illusions for theatre and television.  He’s created magic for the National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Chichester Festival Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, RADA and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre as well as for productions in the West End and for the BBC.  He’s coached many actors to perform magic on stage and screen including Maureen Lipman and Celia Imrie.  He also taught Marc Warren how to eat fifty hard-boiled eggs live on stage.  Apparently.

As an Associate with Dramatic Resources, Tom has worked with corporate clients such as Deloitte, Celgene and Nestle and has run sessions for IMD, ESMT and Harvard Business School.

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Xabier Olza

Xabi is Spanish actor, director, entrepreneur, charity worker and trainer. He is a graduate of the Royal School of Dramatic Arts in Spain. He has appeared in theatres across Spain in plays by Shakespeare, Tennesse Williams and O'Neill. With his new production company, he has recently written and directed Teatro para decir Te Quiero.

On Spanish TV, he starred in the series of Antena 3 Objetivo Mediación and has also appeared in Yo soy Bea, Policías, Compañeros, Maitena and Vu87.

As a trainer, he has worked with teachers for the Government of Andalusia, for people with mental disabilities at Fundacion Repsol and has developed educational theatre programmes for students with Varela Producciones and Caja Madrid Fundación. He has delivered training for the European University of Madrid for clients including Inditex, Canal Isabel II, Caja Navarra and Quavitae.

His charity work includes developing integration programmes for people in need in Italy, Bolivia and Macedonia, through Caritas and the Salesians.

For Dramatic Resources, he delivers for a range of clients in both Spanish and Italian.

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Cathryn Parker

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Cathryn worked in theatre education and events, before joining Dramatic Resources in 2016. While working at RADA, in between producing Shakespeare on cruise ships and organising gala dinners she discovered a passion for the ways the arts can help people in business. Having experienced first-hand the effect theatre skills can have on people’s confidence and the ways they communicate, she started working with clients to design tailored training experiences for their teams. As a client manager there is nothing she loves more than having a good chat with someone to find out what their challenges are, and then working together to find an innovative and effective solution.

She has a degree in Ancient History, and in her spare time works on community theatre projects in South London, including a production of the Iliad which combines her two great loves – immersive theatre and the ancient world.

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Freddie Cooke

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Freddie joined Dramatic Resources in 2016 after graduating from the University of Cambridge. Since spending most of her time as an English Literature undergraduate backstage at the ADC theatre, she has put her ‘backstage’ skills to good use at DR.
Starting as a part-time Administration Assistant, she now looks after various elements of the business as the Marketing and Projects Officer, including the digital and social media accounts, trainer expenses, virtual coaching and countless more besides...

When not manning the phones at DR HQ, Freddie can either be found up a hill, on an adventure, or down the road, at the local hospice where she volunteers.

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