At the moment we are made up of eight individuals, all from different backgrounds, all living and studying/working in Outer East London and Essex.
Alicia Bridge is an Essex creative currently studying Performance Art (BA) at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has an interest in multimedia and immersive theatre as well as film and photography. She is currently working on Revolting Bodies, a body positivity project with other young artists.
Ashleeka is currently working at the Financial Times as a Business Development Intern. Her role involves her helping to organise and plan events that will help the financial times gain revenue as well as attract a younger audience. However, Ashleeka’s passion truly lies within the world of theatre and helping to bring in young BAME individuals into the arts
George is an actor and teacher living in Essex. In 2018 he graduated with an MA in Acting for Screen and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama helped fund his company shootsmartphone. George is passionate about theatre being accessible for young people and is excited to be a part of the Young Changemakers scheme.
Heather is an actor from Lincolnshire livinig and working in Essex and is very excited to be a part of the Young Changemakers programme at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. Heather has taughter acting to children throughout the UK/Europe, and is passionate about getting young people interested in theatre and/or helping them find their confidence through drama and play. She hopes to be able to gain more knowledge about how the theatre is run and discover how to make it more accessible for young people.
Marius is an actor from Southend who is passionate about young people experiencing theatre. He has experience in teaching Shakespeare to young children in primary schools in the borough of Havering, helping them understand Shakespeare’s language and getting them on their feet and performing. He can’t wait to learn what happens day-to-day in Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and looks forward to helping increase young people’s attendance at the theatre.
Ollie is a director & writer from Colchester, who has made theatre across London & Essex. He is co-founder & artistic director of Found In Translation Theatre, and works as a Young Company Practitioner for the Mercury Theatre. As a new Young Changemaker, Ollie is excited to help Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch engage and inspire young people from across the whole of Essex.
Rennae is a 21 year old filmmaker, writer and East London’s local storyteller. Her creative writing is a confrontation of many obscure experiences including her faith, culture and community. She has recently been awarded the Stanley Evernden award to commission a play she’s co-writting and is very excited about showcasing her first play at theatres and future festivals.
Robert trained at the University of Northampton School of the Arts. As well as acting he teaches and aspires to write and devise new theatre. Robert is also an Associate Artist at Nothing to Perform, a London-based theatre company.
He is looking forward to working alongside fellow Changemakers to create opportunities to engage young people in theatre.