Steph joined the Village Storytelling centre in September 2019, having recently completed a postgraduate degree specialising in autobiographical storytelling. Prior to returning to university, Steph worked as a theatre, TV and film actor, writer and spoken word artist. She is passionate about creating opportunities for other people to tell their own stories and to challenge the dominance of conventional narratives.
Roselyn began working as the Village Storytelling Centre’s Finance Officer in June 2018, having previously worked for SAY Women for 11 years as Finance Administrator. As well as loving being a mum, Roselyn also enjoys swimming and jogging and has taken part in several 10k and Half Marathon events over the years.
Alison joined The Village Storytelling Centre in June 2018 with a background in arts administration from various organisations including NYOS, Tron Theatre and YDance. Alison drinks a lot of tea and loves a good spreadsheet.
Helen worked as a freelance Drama Artist & Facilitator for many years before her work as a Senior Arts Manager in PEEK where she developed the award winning Create and Thrive programmes. She joined The Village as Executive Director in February 2018 and brings with her a firm belief in the power of the arts as a tool for social change, positive well-being and bringing people & communities together.
Before joining us at The Village Storytelling Centre, Joanne worked with the ‘Gie’s’ Peace Project’ as a drama tutor in 2013, providing weekly drama workshop sessions creatively exploring the issue of Sectarianism. Joanne has a fantastic ability to reach people of all generations with her enthusiasm and unique delivery style.
With a storytelling style described by one parent as “vigorous,” when it comes to performance Sam delights in the big, the silly and the playful, with an unending stream of silly voices. Sam is also passionate about using the art form to develop imagination, creativity and self-reflection leading successful workshops and projects in schools and prisons, with people affected by homelessness and with people seeking asylum. Since beginning work at The Village, he has developed a special interest in using storytelling to help organisations assess and evaluate themselves and their services, and tell their stories.
Sarah has been involved with the Village Storytelling Centre since early 2018 and became an official member of staff in Summer 2019. Originally from Moffat, Sarah came to Glasgow to study Theatre and has stayed to enjoy the city and develop her drama and storytelling practice. She has a passion for storytelling, particularly stories about nature and the environment. She is also committed to supporting groups and individuals to tell their own story and use their own voice through drama, art and writing.