23 August 2021

Practitioners profiles: Youth Theatre

 Practitioners profiles: Youth Theatre

Meet the tutors on Tramshed's Youth Theatre

What better way to support the community than to support its future, the children!

We, as an organisation, have a long history of providing youth theatre and we want to honour that history by highlighting the practitioners that continue to make this possible. If you're interested and want to get involved, click here.


Greenwich Youth Theatre

Meet James  -

James is a theatre director and community worker specialising in devising plays with young people and creative work with community groups. James has recently worked on several projects in Brent and Westminster creating drama work with Unaccompanied Asylum seekers. He loves dogs and Gregg's vegan sausage rolls.

James is currently working part-time on a community health and wellbeing project in Kentish Town.


Meet Annika  -

Annika Kordes (she/ her) joined the Tramshed Team in January 2019 and is currently working as the Lead Facilitator for the Senior Youth Theatre and Support Tutor for the Middle Your Theatre in Woolwich. Her background as an actor and theatre director inform her workshops and sessions.

Annika has been working with Thomas Page Dance Company, Cut the Cord Theatre Company, as well as Bromley Churchill Theatre and Kristiansund Kommune Theatre (Norway). Find out more - here 


Meet Jelena -

Jelena (she/her) works with the Juniors at Tramshed Woolwich and is lucky enough to share a lot of laughter on Saturday mornings in sessions that are full of fun, energy and wild imaginings - and super talented children.

She is a freelance director, writer, actor and theatre practitioner, working with an array of theatre companies.  In 2018 she co-founded All Ignite Theatre. Previously she was Associate Director at Chickenshed Theatre. Find out more - here


Lewisham Youth Theatre

Meet Laura -

Since studying Acting and Community Theatre at East 15 Acting School, I've worked as an actor, writer, circus performer and theatre practitioner. 

I love working with young people, something I also do on a daily basis at my job as a Teaching Assistant at an SEN school. 


Meet Seamore  -

Seamore loves to find playfulness in everything!... No really. Everything. Rumour has it he found a way to make taxes fun!!! 

He's Tramshed through and through! Once an inspired participant, now a trained performing arts specialist who loves to teach through drama.


Meet Jessica -

Jess (she/her) is a drama workshop facilitator with our Lewisham Youth Theatre and the Whatever Makes You Happy supported program. She also works as a tutor and therapeutic play practitioner with children excluded from school and facilitates creative workshops with adults with Learning Disabilities. 

She is part of an arts collective called Staying Out, which put on dramatic events, fashion shows and queer-friendly parties. She has a Grad Cert in Psychodynamic Counselling from Birkbeck and a philosophy degree from Cambridge University. Check out her other project Spare Tyre & Exhibition 


Meet Déviniat  -

Déviniat (she/her) is an actor and theatremaker from North London and a 2020 graduate of East 15 Acting School. She is currently developing a TIE show to tour inner-city secondary schools in London. She also works with theatre companies Theatre Peckham and Hackney Showroom.

We are so lucky to have such an amazing group of staff who continue to support and develop our youth theatre! If you're interested in joining this amazing team of practitioners or want to get involved, click here

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