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I am a young actor, director, writer and producer from Selby in Yorkshire. I made my professional stage debut aged only nine and my professional TV debut aged sixteen. I completed a BA(Hons) in acting at the Academy of Live and Recorded arts between 2008-2011. In 2010 I founded Black Coffee Theatre with two friends, I am also Creative Associate for touring Shakespeare company Permanently Bard and the Audience Development, Outreach & Fundraising Officer for The Hope Theatre in Islington.

I am working hard to create theatre for new as well as existing audiences and move away from the elitism that surrounds a lot of professional theatre. I am a proud supporter of Equity’s Professionally Made, Professionally Paid campaign.

Tony Bradshaw is a former Wigan secondary head teacher. He is currently vice chair of Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust, a trustee of the Young Persons Centre in Wigan and treasurer of his local church. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and past president of Wigan Rotary Club. He became a trustee of ALRA in 2011.

Harry became Chair of the Board at ALRA in 2010. He serves in the public, charity and voluntary sectors and was a primary Head Teacher before retirement. Harry chairs Merton Vision; The Battersea Power Station Community Forum and is a Churchwarden. He has experience of working with minority communities and is also past chair of POLKA Theatre and a Local and Health Authority

Carolyn is the founder of Living the Drama Ltd, a social enterprise company dedicated to producing new plays which challenge society's prejudices. She graduated from ALRA in 2005 and set up a corporate theatre company, Acting for Change. AfC is now a sister company to Living the Drama. Originally trained as a teacher, she also has over 20 years' experience as a management consultant.

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