Our Youth Board is for young and inspiring creatives aged between 16-26 who are interested in influencing the design of Park Theatre’s Creative Learning programme, including the classes, and learning about leadership within the arts, through opportunities for leading on projects and events for the theatre.
The board members contribute to making the building an inclusive and vibrant place for young people to engage and participate in courses, projects, and events, with the opportunity to attend press nights, shows and events at Park Theatre and other theatres. The group meets regularly to discuss & plan their ideas.
Current Youth Board
Originally from Cornwall, Liam came to London in search of greater creative opportunities - one of which was studying & gaining a HNC Level 4 in Performing Arts at City and Islington College. Liam was one of Park Theatre’s original Youth Board members and has always championed theatre’s position in society and its ability to challenge and change it for the better. Liam has gone on to study the Drama, Applied Theatre and Education course at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, using his dissertation to explore the intersection between neoliberalism, politics and applied theatre. Having since graduated, Liam is looking forward to growing Park’s Youth Board whilst getting out there and exploring creative work in the industry!
Max McMillan Ngwenya is an Actor, Writer and Creative Artist. He has performed at
Stratford East Theatre in the production of Dungeness and Bush Theatre as part of their young company; as well as various film productions such as Christmas Time and The Fantastical Millipede. Max is passionate about bringing new ideas forward in the industry which has thus lead him into writing, he wrote, produced and starred in the
Sci-fi/drama Horizon, which is currently going around the film festival circuit, and is working on his debut theatre play titled 'I'm The One' which he hopes ignites new and exciting conversations to the public.
Ra’eesah is a multi-disciplinary creative (namely an actor, singer and writer) and facilitator. She also performs spoken word poetry as a form of creative self-expression. She has spent many years working directly with
young people to aid their personal development and also created opportunities for people from all walks of life to come together in a creative space, learn something new and have fun at the same time. Ra’eesah has joined Park Theatre's youth board to contribute to the ongoing conversation of what young people want, and will benefit from, when engaging with theatres and cultural organisations. She hopes that with this informed insight it will help bring new ideas and opportunities into fruition within Park's programming.
Pia Richards is a theatre maker, occasional performer, disability and youth arts advocate. Pia gained a lot of her experience as a young person participating and performing with Company Three and eventually going on to work at Company Three and the Barbican Centre. Since she has worked in various support roles working with theatre writers and doing Access Support work with disabled artists helping to dissemble barriers that make working in the arts difficult. She has also been working as an Assistant Director on Juniper and Jules- Soho Theatre & FAUN- Cardboard Citizens production. She is looking forward to help inform decisions made by the Park Theater.
Lasse is a Creative Producer and Production Manager for Opera and Musical Theatre specialising in environmentally friendly working practices. Previously, he worked in theatre production, administration,
management, and casting for Opera and Musical Theatre venues and production companies in the UK and Germany. Coming from a background in historical Musicology and German Language and Literature, he now reads Creative Producing in the MFA Programme at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Business Administration at University College London. Lasse recently produced work at Riverside Studios, Omnibus Theatre, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, the White Bear Theatre and as part of Camden Fringe and Bloomsbury Festival.
Georgia is the Culture Coordinator at the National Theatre, focusing on inclusion, access and welfare. Her previous work has spanned multiple large scale Learning projects, such as NT Connections, the national Hamlet tour to primary schools, and GCSE & A-Level student conferences. She is also a very occasional performer, facilitator, writer and presenter, with recent presenting highlights including events at the Royal Opera House and Duke of York’s Theatre. Georgia’s background in performance, and training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, has fuelled her commitment to accessible and positive youth and community theatre experiences; ensuring that young people can engage with theatre in a safe and joyful way. Following a year with Mousetrap Theatre Projects’ Youth Forum, Georgia is thrilled to be joining the Park Youth Board to continue to support creative engagement work at the heart of communities.
Kerry is the Education and Partnerships Producer at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, an
Assistant Project Manager at Young People in the Arts and Producer at Stage 3 Theatre Company (an associate company of People's Palace Projects). Originally from Norfolk, Kerry studied Drama at Queen Mary University of London and has since worked in learning teams at The Barbican and Norwich Theatre. She is passionate about working with young people and communities and is looking forward to supporting the Creative Learning team at Park Theatre.
Joseph is a producer, director and drama facilitator from Hertfordshire. He has
recently made work for VAULT Festival, King’s Head Theatre, Watford Palace, Arcola, and Katzpace. He also delivers Drama and Healthy Relationships workshops in schools, youth group and community settings around London. His work often engages with queerness, climate, and community. He is also a recent alumnus of Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab, Artistic Director of PackPack Theatre Company, and currently works in the producing team at the Unicorn Theatre.