Rebecca 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 is an actor, director, and producer based in Oxford. He has worked in all aspects of theatre, 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.
Holly is a theatre maker and singer, who loves to learn songs from all over the world and share them with others. She is a graduate of the European Theatre Arts (BA) Programme at Rose Bruford College, where she trained in ensemble theatre and devising. Since then she has been researching Georgian polyphonic songs and teaching singing. She is co-artistic director of Planet B Productions, an Oxford-based immersive political theatre company.
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.
Mollie attended The Urdang Academy, London, where she received some of the best vocational training in musical theatre that the country has to offer. She is currently training in the Meisner Technique at the Actors Door Studio in London. The Meisner Technique is one of the UK’s fastest growing method-acting approaches, focusing on truthful behaviour under imaginary circumstances.
Specialising in concepts including ‘Character’ and ‘Point of View’, Mollie prides herself on her ability to lift participants’ performances; taking them to new heights and unlocking their creativity.
David Pustansky is a professional actor/comedian/writer and director with over 15 years experience in the industry. He has appeared on stage and screen across the UK and internationally, in leading roles in plays, commercials, and independent feature films. He is the director of the film/theatre company Sparky Buddy Productions and Extreme Improv, and has toured the world performing and teaching improv and stand up comedy.
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 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.