Meet the team / Cwrdd a’r tîm

Connor AllenConnor Allen

Since graduating from Trinity Saint David as an actor, Connor has worked with prominent Welsh companies such as National Theatre Wales’s Stories of the Streets, Taking Flights Real Human Being, Mess up the Mess’s Hidden, Sherman Theatre’s Bird and more recently Omidazes Romeo & Juliet. He is a member of National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and was also the winner of Triforces MonologueSlam, representing Wales at the London winners edition. Television work includes Jason in Our Girl for BBC Wales.


Matt Ball

Matt is a theatre maker who was Creative Associate at National Theatre Wales (2011-13), and Artistic Director of Camden People’s Theatre (2006-11). His most recent work includes Light Waves Dark Skies (We Made This), Woyzeck, Anna Karenina & Blood Wedding (Bath Spa), Bottled (Experimentica/ Bristol Ferment), Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco (Waking Exploits), & Orson Welles Complex (BBC Cymru Wales). His devised production Icarus 2.0, was nominated Total Theatre Award and Stage Awards at Edinburgh Fringe.

Matt is co-artistic director of We Made This and a board member of dante or die.

Katie Bingham

Katie trained at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and now works in stage management within Theatre & Opera. Her recent works include Eugene Onegin (Mid Wales Opera), Word Gets Around (RCT Theatres), Man to Man (Wales Millennium Centre), and she is currently Head of Stage at Opera Holland Park.

WorkshopGlasgowJonny Cotsen

I am qualified teacher and a drama facilitator. I describe my artistic practice as exploring communication and challenging perceptions on how we connect and/or disconnect with others. As a deaf artist, one of my key aims is to create a shared understanding without the use of words. I run inclusive drama workshops and training for young people with and without disabilities, developing and devising performances. I am continually exploring new ways to express my creativity and learning new performance skills. I support deaf and disabled people to access the Arts through education and engagement; believing everything should be inclusive and accessible by supporting young people with disabilities to overcome barriers. I am an advocate for change within drama and theatre in Wales, challenging prejudices and judgments of people with disabilities within the Arts. I also advise theatre makers on ways in which their performances could be more accessible. My clients have ranged from emerging to established companies. I have worked National Theatre of Wales, Arts Council Wales, Jukebox Collective, Motherlode, Dirty Protest and others. 

Jacqui George

Jacqui has been working professionally in Stage & Production Management for the last 17 years. Recent productions include Production Manager for National Youth Theatre of GB West End Rep Season, Ar Waith Ar Daith Walk the Plank/ WMC, Before I Leave, Candylion, Mother Courage, Mametz , Praxis Makes Perfect , Silly Kings , In Water I’m Weightless (National Theatre Wales), Family Prom (St David’s Hall) Adventures in the Skin Trade, Here Be Monsters ( Theatr Iolo), Harris‑Parris ‑ The Big Day (Mai Oh Mai Productions), The Magic Toyshop (Invisible Ink/ Thear Iolo), Elwyn (Wales Theatre Company) , Dance City (Greenwich Festival), Brontȅ (Shared Experience), Jack & the Beanstalk (Hackney Empire). For NYT Slick (Park Hill Estate, Sheffield), Stars Over Kabul (Tramway, Glasgow), S’Warm (Battersea Power Station), Living the Dream (The World Expo, Shanghai) and Six Pack (Soho Theatre).She has taught in many drama schools and Universities including Mountview (where she was Deputy Director of Production Arts), Guildhall, RWCMD, GSA, Middlesex University, and the Stage Management Association. She is co-author of Paper Props, a digital resource

Jacqui is co-artistic director of We Made This

Elanor Higgins

Elanor is a freelance Lighting Designer based in Wales; Lighting shows for Theatre, Opera, Musicals, Children’s Theatre, Dance and for Site Specific Spaces. Her work has been seen throughout the UK and Internationally, taking her to the Sydney Opera House in 2016.
Recent designs include Scamp’s award winning shows ‘Scarecrows Wedding’, ‘Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales’, ‘StickMan’ and ‘Private Peaceful’.
For The Sherman Theatre; ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’, For Theatr na nOg; ‘Eye of the Storm’, ‘The Ghost of Morgan Colliery’ , ‘Halt, who goes there’, ‘We Need Bees’ For Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru; ‘Hollti’, ‘Chwalfa’, ‘ Y Negesydd’, ‘Pridd’, ‘Rhwng Dau Fyd’, Dyled Eileen’, ‘Sgint’. For Omidaze and WMC, the all female site specific productions of Richard the Third and Henry VI

Lowri Johnston

Lowri specialises in arts marketing and was previously the Head of Marketing and Communications at Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. She has recently worked with National Dance Company Wales, Be Aware Productions, Mess up the Mess Theatre Company, Liz Clarke Company, Theatr na’nOg and August 012. Lowri also works with various businesses on developing marketing campaigns and designs websites for small companies. She is based in Carmarthen, West Wales.

Mae Lowri yn arbenigo mewn marchnata ar gyfer y celfyddydau, ac mae’n gyn-bennaeth Marchnata i Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. Yn ddiweddar mae wedi gweithio gyda Cwmni Dawns Cenedlaethol Cymru, Be Aware Productions, Cwmni Theatr Mess up the Mess, Liz Clarke Company, Theatr na’nOg ac August 012. Mae Lowri hefyd yn gweithio gyda busnesau i ddatblygu eu ymgyrchoedd marchnata ac yn dylunio gwefannau i fusnesau bach. Mae’n byw yng Nghaerfyrddin.

Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones is a Playwright from Dagenham, Essex- based in Wales. She is currently on The – Invite Only- Emerging Writers Group at The Bush Theatre. In 2014 she was the recipient of the WALES DRAMA AWARD, a biannual prize presented by National Theatre Wales, BBC Writers room and BBC Wales. Her recent work includes: SNOUT (Oran Mor/ Sherman Cymru), THE PEOPLES PLATFORM (Common Wealth Theatre/ National Theatre Wales), HUMANEQUINN (Trans Cymru/WMC/Mess Up The Mess), BLUD (The Otheroom/otherMother) and THE DROWNED GIRL (The Yard/Birmingham Rep). More recently, she has just finished a ‘Writer in Residency’ position at Theatr Clwyd and has work in development with various organisations through-out England and Wales. Kelly has a passion for community and social change projects, particularly with the LGBTQ+ community and her queer identity is very important to her and her work.

Sam Jones

Sam is a sound designer and musician, primarily working in sound design for theatre. After obtaining a degree in Live Event Technology, Sam went onto work as a sound technician at the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff where he gained his first design credits. Since leaving the Sherman Theatre to become a freelance sound designer and engineer, he has honed his style and ability as a lateral thinking designer who is always looking for new methods and ways in which to work. He currently works regularly with established reparatory theatres and theatre makers in Wales, but has also presented work at The National Theatre in London, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in national tours across the UK. 2017 saw Sam’s design work go international as Iphigenia In Splott transfered to Berlin in April and then onto New York in May.

Picture of Rebecca KillickRebecca Killick

Rebecca trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. She has also represented Wales in gymnastics.

Theatre includes: Gaoler’s Daughter/Chief Weasel/Horse in THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (Sherman Theatre), Puppeteer in BORIS & SERGEY’S ONE MAN SHOW (Flabbergast Theatre), Lisa in PINK MIST (Bristol Old Vic/UK Tour), Maid Marian in ROBIN HOOD (Theatre Royal Bath/The Egg), Ensemble in LIGHT (Theatre Ad Infinitum), Wendy in PETER PAN IN SCARLET (New Vic/ Oxford Playhouse), Soprano in THE LAST MERMAID (Wales Millennium Centre), Lisa in PINK MIST (Bush Theatre/ Bristol Old Vic), Performer/Puppeteer in ONE SNOWY NIGHT (Norden Farm Productions), Catherine Denham in ONE MINUTE (Delirium), Emilie/Baby Joey/Annie Gilbert in WARHORSE (National Theatre), Moth in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Meyer Theatre), Patty Symcox in GREASE (Turner Auditorium), Elvira in BLITHE SPIRIT (Turner Auditorium), Brink in WHEN DO WE START FIGHTING? (Courtyard Theatre), Psychiatrist in 4.48 PSYCHOSIS (Royal Academy of Music), Madge Syers in SWIFTER, HIGHER, STRONGER (The Roundhouse), Dunyasha in THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Richard Burton Theatre Co.), Clara in A VAMPIRE STORY (Richard Burton Theatre Co.).

Film includes: Jemima in FUGUE STATE (FireParty Films) and Dell in MONSOON TIDE.

Short films include: Fiona in VERTICAL DROP (Sci-Fi 48 Hour Film Festival), Bronwen in TWO OF A KIND and Sally in ERSATZ (Cilliksiwel Film Productions).

Radio includes: Buddug in THE MINISTER (BBC Radio 4).

Roanna Lewis

Theatre Credits Include:
ICE ROAD (Raucous Theatre Company), THE POPULARS (Volcano), AJAX PROJECT R&D (Camden People’s Theatre/Theatre Delicatessen), CHARLIE HEBDO – AN EPISTOLARY PLAY (George Bernard Shaw Theatre), CITY OF THE UNEXPECTED/THE MARVELLOUS MEDICINE MACHINE (National Theatre Wales), MY PEOPLE (Clwyd Theatr Cymru/Invertigo Theatre), THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN (White Bear Theatre), CHAPEL STREET (Queen’s Theatre), RED TAP/BLUE TIGER (Greenwich Theatre)
Film Credits Include:
SHOW DOGS (Open Road)
Further Credits Include:

Roanna trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Alison Neighbour

Alison trained as a designer at RADA. She designs for traditional theatre spaces and outdoor and environment-based work.

Recent work includes: Constellations and A Peter Rabbit Tale (Singapore Repertory Theatre); Spine (UK Tour); The Curtain (Young Vic); De-Railed (HOME, Manchester); Phenomenal People (Fuel, UK Tour); Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco (Chapter Arts Centre & Wales tour); I Told You This Would Happen (ARC, Stockton & UK tour); Lost in the Neuron Forest (Wales Millennium Centre & UK tour); The Eyes Have It (Imagine Watford Festival); Followers (Southwark Playhouse); Used Blood Junkyard (Arcola); Square Bubble (InTransit & National Theatre)

Alison’s work was exhibited at World Stage Design 2013 and Make/Believe 2015.
Alison is also co-founder of Bread & Goose.

Gemma PrangleGemma Prangle

Gemma is a performer and maker interested in collaborative approaches to movement and theatre. Her performer training included intercultural performer training (yoga, tai chi and kalaripayattu), as well as dance theatre and devised practice. After graduating she studied a Postgraduate Certificate in physical theatre with Jasmin Vardimon company and further contemporary dance training. Gemma has collaborated and performed with various dance and theatre companies across Wales and has also created her own solo work ‘Dances I Made on my Bathroom Floor’.

Gemma works extensively as a facilitator and is involved in several Lead Creative School projects as an artist.

niaNia Skyrme

Nia studied Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University. She formed a theatre company; Cwmni Theatr 3D with two friends immediately after graduating and has sinced produced numerous bilingual productions, touring around Wales, beyond the border and Edinburgh Fringe. She worked at Night Out, Arts Council of Wales for 10 years.

She was selected as one of the first Emerging Producers with National Theatre Wales, where she met Matt Ball. and since then she has continued to work as Producer with We Made This, Bread & Goose, Papertrail, Invisible Ink, Motherlode. Assistant Producer on The Last Mermaid (WMC), and Promoter with Mai Oh Mai Productions, August 012, Run Ragged Productions, Little Light, Taking Flight Theatre. She is currently working as Assistant Producer with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Producer with We Made This.

Anna Suschitzky

With almost 20 years experience working within participation and community engagement, Anna has supported a range of diverse and often marginalised groups. Collaborating with third sector organisations, community groups, health boards, researchers, and schools to uncover the hidden stories of people’s everyday lives and experiences, Anna supports individuals to speak up and have a voice.

More recently her work as a performance maker engages with gender, motherhood and the politics of the everyday.