Lizzy Whynes – Creative Associate

Lizzy has been immersed in the arts from a young age and it is still a big part of her life today. After completing her First Class Theatre Degree at York St John, Lizzy is now a Freelance Theatre Maker and a Theatre and Dance Practitioner, who living in York. Since leaving St John, Lizzy has been working in a number of different roles both creative as a performer/dramaturge, as a facilitator and within Arts Management. Examples of these are being a Workshop Leader Konflux Theatre in Education, assisting the Youth Theatre at York Theatre Royal and also an Arts Award Activist, managing events and working along side […]

Joshua Goodman – Project Manager

Joshua is a producer and director based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. As well as extensive theatre producing and touring experience, Joshua has over ten years’ experience delivering industry-leading participatory arts projects to community groups, young people and emerging artists. He seeks to work on projects that will develop his ability to inspire and energise artists and participants to do their best and most interesting work. Recent clients include: BBC, Cotton Shed Theatre Company, Dance4, Freedom Studios, Kirklees Council, Lakeside Arts Centre, Meeting Ground Theatre Company, North of England Concert Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Seed Studios, University of Huddersfield, University of Nottingham, Upstage […]

Matt Harper – Creative Associate

Matt Harper is an Associate Director for Six Lips Theatre. Matt is a director Playwright, Workshop Leader, Youth Theatre Practitioner, Drama Coach and Performer Matt’s passion for theatre started in Cumbria, where he is originally from and where he acted on stage from the age of 8. In his teens, Matt was lucky enough to work and train with the National Youth Theatre. Matt moved to York to study and graduated with a First Class (hons) in Performance: Theatre, after which he became the Drama Teacher at Stagecoach Scarborough. Matt is the longstanding Co-Artistic Director of Upstage Centre Youth Theatre and also a freelance Youth Theatre Practitioner […]

Hannah Wallace – Artistic Director

Hannah Wallace is Co-Founder, Marketing Manager and company Stage Manager at Six Lips Theatre. Hannah obtained a BA (Hons) in Performance Theatre from York St. John University (2008). Her areas of special interest include: ensemble, Stanislavskian method character development, and creating interactive installation sets with multi-sensory elements. Hannah has a very specific method of directing and believes in the power and knowledge of the actor and ensemble, she uses the Stanislavskian method character development. Her design work is based in creating interactive installation, intricately designed to the finest details. Hannah has been apart of workshops with Goat Island, Forced Entertainment, Ruth Jones […]

Stacey Johnstone – Artistic Director

Stacey Johnstone is Opportunities and Platforms Officer at Six Lips Theatre. Stacey is a physical performer, actor, choreographer, theatre maker and facilitator. She holds an MA in Ensemble Physical Theatre from Huddersfield University (2010). Her areas of special interest include: psychophysical actor training; site-specific physical theatre; improvisation; dance; collaborative creation of language with physicality. Stacey is an Associate Artist in Residence at Whitestone Arts where she has collaborated with playwright/poet Judith Adams, Photographer/Artist Simon Warner and performer/actor trainer Dr Eilon Morris. She became an associate artist of international physical ensemble Duende under Artistic Director John Britton in 2010 and has […]

Roxanna Klimaszewska – Artistic Director

Roxanna Klimaszewska is Co-Founder and Business Development Manager at Six Lips Theatre. Roxanna is a writer, dancer, actor, teacher and director. Roxanna’s training began at Bodywork Theatre School where she explored a range of dance styles and musical theatre. She completed a BA (Hons) in Performance Theatre at York St. John University (2008) where she specialised in collaborative devised work, building on the work-generational methodologies of, and working with, Goat Island and Forced Entertainment. In 2010 Roxanna went on to complete an MA in Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance at York University, where she received master classes from Oliver Ford […]