Act & Play 7-11 Summer 2022 Project

30 April 2022 - 09 July 2022


Vanessa Sampson 

Vanessa is LAMDA trained actor with acting credits in theatre, radio, film and voiceover.  She hasexperience of working with children and adults of all ages in the arena of drama-based facilitating and forum theatre over several years.   She has worked in school and corporate settings, outreach community projects and with underrepresented groups covering social issues including mental health.

She is passionate about the power that drama can have in changing an individual’s outlook, along with providing young people and underrepresented groups with a creative platform to voice their thoughts on issues that matter to them. She loves being part of this process, and watching children and adults develop and grow in confidence.




Joshua Picton

Josh has been working as a facilitator and an actor all his professional career. He has worked for Park Theatre previously as a workshop leader for community projects. He has also worked for Stagecoach, Phakama Theatre Company and ShowKids as a facilitator. The fundamentals of Josh's work is that drama should always be a playful, safe and joyful experience and he emulates that in the delivery of these classes.