Meet the Teachers

Tristan Pate

Tristan Pate is an actor, musician, writer and director. He has worked extensively in theatre, from touring productions to the West End, and as a professional musician and workshop leader. Tristan has lectured at the University of Northampton, and holds the position of Artistic Director for the Oxfordshire-based theatre collective Cherwell Theatre Company.

Leone White

Leone has an Arts Degree from The University of Melbourne, a Diploma of Theatre Arts from Swinburne University (AU) and is a graduate of 16th Street Actor’s Studio (AU). In 2008, Leone won a scholarship to study Theatre for Community Development with Makhampom Theatre in Thailand. Leone has performed for children and adults across film and theatre. Highlights include performance in Melbourne Fringe Festival’s ‘Best Circus’ show Strangers in the Light, and extensive involvement with work by acclaimed Melbourne Playwright Louris van de Geer.

Rebecca Reed

Rebecca ReedRebecca is a Musical Director, with a Degree in Music from Dartington College of Arts. She teaches, performs and composes in Oxford, working with a number of adult and youth theatre companies and organizations. She has a large amount of experience working within theatre including with her own professional theatre company ‘Marvellous Machine’ for which she writes music, directs, and performs.

Marcus Davis-Orrom

Marcus Davis-Orrom is an actor, director, and producer based in Oxford. He has worked in all aspects of theatre both in and out of Oxfordshire, specialising in Shakespeare. He is a founding member of Don’t Hate The Players Theatre Company and has either directed or produced all of their productions since their creation in 2013. He is a trained singer, and an experienced voiceover actor, having provided his voice for various educational projects. He is currently making his first foray into film acting, playing the lead antagonist in Rodeax Ltd’s debut feature film, The Great Charade.

Lizzie Cox

Lizzie is a musical-theatre graduate who works as a facilitator leading drama, dance and singing workshops for children and adults with us at Open Stage Arts, as well as with Pegasus Theatre, Cherwell Theatre Company and Perform. Outside of teaching, Lizzie is always seeking new performance opportunities. A large part of her 2018 was spent touring the North East in the theatre show SPELLZ.

Jeremy Allen

Jeremy Allen is a writer, performer and teacher. Jeremy trained at East 15 Acting School and De Montfort University. Written work includes While They’re Away (Underconstruction Theatre Company), Snow White and Rose Red (Enchanted Players) and Perfect (Sat Matinee Company). He recently co-wrote and appeared in Analyse Thou (Ruff Trade), putting Shakespearean characters on the therapist’s couch. As an actor, Jeremy has worked with Underconstruction, Magic Mirror and Rainbow Theatre Companies.

Harry Househam

Harry is an improviser and stand-up based in Oxford. He is host and co-organiser of Jericho Comedy and Stand-up History. As an improviser he has directed the Oxford Imps touring internationally to France, the USA, Edinburgh, and South Africa – ‘top 30 bestselling shows at Africa’s biggest arts festival’ – as well as devising Hyperdrive: Improv Meets Technology and Dead Funny: An Improvised Funeral.