Meet the Team

PRACTITIONERS

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LUCY McGREAL

Lucy trained at Liverpool Hope university. Lucy is a Clown, collaborator and facilitator working with theatre companies in Scotland and Europe including Tenterhooks theatre company creating work for walkabout and young audiences.

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LESLEY QUILTY

Lesley is a graduate of Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre in California, and has studied clown with Avner the Eccentric, Julie Goell, Jeff Raz, Geoff Hoyle and Giovanni Fusetti. She has worked in professional theatre as performer, director, teacher and producer, in North America and the UK for over 20 years.

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COLIN MONCRIEFF

Colin trained at the RSAMD in Glasgow and has worked as a performer across the UK for over 20 years. Colin persistently sings songs of fruit and vegetables with The Barrow Band and is a member of Tenterhooks Theatre Co. Colin has studied clowning with Angela De Castro, Pierre Byland and John Wright.

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HILDE McKENNA

Hilde studied music and drama at Glasgow University, and with teachers including Angela De Castro, Philippe Gaulier. She has performed with various companies including Plutot la Vie and Solar Bear and is involved as performer and facilitator with Loop Theatre.

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BEC PHIPPS

Bec graduated with a B.A. in Communications (Theatre/Media) from Charles Stuart University in Australia. She has since studied with Philippe Gaulier and Angela de Castro. She has worked with Giant Productions, Te Pooka arts collective and Licketyspit theatre company.

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TIM LICATA

Tim is an actor, director and teacher. He trained at the Piven Theatre Workshop, Chicago and Ecole Philippe Gaulier/Monica Pagneux, Paris (1988-89), also with Ben Benison and Pierre Byland. He formed Plutôt la Vie theatre company in 2003 with Ian Cameron.

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FIONA MANSON

Fiona trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Her work with Fish and Game theatre company, including The Polar Bears Go Wild, has been performed at Unicorn Theatre, Imaginate and Take Off theatre festivals. Fiona trained in clowning with Phillippe Gaulier and John Wright

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NICHOLAS BONE

Nick trained at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and subsequently with Anne Bogart, Magdalena Schamberger and Pierre Byland. He is Artistic Director of Magnetic North Theatre Productions andregularly with In The Making, a collective of dancers and performers.

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LIZ STRANGE

Liz trained as an actor at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London and has done additional training in physical theatre and clown. She also has a degree in Community Education from the University of Edinburgh. Liz works regularly with Hearts & Minds, Company Of Wolves, Active Inquiry and Village Pub Theatre.

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CALUM McKASKILL

Calum received his Bachelor Art Degree in Animation at the DOJCAD in Dundee before training in Physical Theatre with Adam Smith College at the Arches, Glasgow. He has since had a varied career as a T.V. Extra, Illustrator, Street Performer with Oceanallover and working with school children in Bolivia.

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SITA PIERACCINI

Sita is a performer and musician based in Glasgow. She studied sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art then went on to study physical theatre through The Adam Smith College, Fife. She has trained with Angela De Castro, The Actors Space and Theatre Ad Infintum.

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FIONA FERRIER

Fiona trained at Playspace Clown School, Sydney in 2002, and with Jos Houben, John Wright and Pierre Byland. Fiona has created clown shows in co-production with Mull Theatre and The Clown Conpsiracy, and is Co-Artistic Director of Dirliebane Theatre Company.

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SHELIA McDOUGAL

Sheila was previously a theatre lecturer at San Diego State University, and she trained in Six Viewpoints with Mary Overlie and Anne Bogart. Sheila is currently an Associate Artist with Seven Doors Theatre Company and a member of In The Making, and Airfield performance collectives.

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EMILY GOODWIN

Emily trained at Brunel University, London. She has participated in clown workshops with John Wright and Denis Dennis. Emily works as part of the Dream World Theatre team-Garvald Edinburgh’s Drama and Performance workshop

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CHARLOTTE ALLAN

Charlotte is a theatre maker and performer with a particular interest in play. She is also a writer, performer, director and youth theatre artist. As Artistic Director of Ipdip Theatre she makes and tours work for under fives and their accompanying adults.

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SUZIE FERGUSON

Suzie has trained in Clown with a variety of teachers, including Angela de Castro, Ira Seidenstein, Eric de Bont and John Wright. In 2010 she co-devised and performed SICK, a one woman clown show exploring the experience of being ill and in hospital, and was nominated for a CATS Award for best female performance. As well as her work with Hearts and Minds, Suzie has worked with Tenterhooks and Mischief la Bas.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Emily McKerchar
Emily has over 12 years Senior Management experience working in fast-paced, dynamic and commercially focused Business Consultancy environments. With significant Business Development, Client Relationship Management and Service Growth experience, Emily has had exposure to both large Global organisations and fast-growth SME’s. Emily is also a qualified Coach and recently completed her ILM Level 7 Post Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring.
Sue Northrop
Sue is founding director of Dementia Friendly East Lothian CIC and a Yoga Teacher and therapist. She is the Scottish representative for Community Psychology in the British Psychological Society and is on a mission to make the world a great place to grow older in, whatever your age.
Prof. Craig Ritchie
Prof Ritchie is currently Professor of the Psychiatry of Ageing at the University of Edinburgh and chair of The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium. Prof Ritchie is also Associate Director of Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility and Co-coordinator of the European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia (EPAD)
Allison Traynor
Allison is a freelance Copywriter and Brand Consultant. She has a particular interest in working with clients in the arts and health sectors and also in creating content for fundraising and case for support communications. Allison has worked for creative agencies in London and Edinburgh and held positions as Client Services Director at Tayburn Design and Communications Director at Redpath Design.
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