Helen Timmins - Youth Theatre Leader
Helen has worked professionally in theatre since graduating from university with a degree in drama in 1997. She specialises in working with young people having started her career as a teacher/actor in 1998 with Theatre in Education Company 'The Play House' (now part of Birmingham Rep). During her time with 'The Play House' Helen devised, performed and wrote education resources for numerous programmes in primary and secondary schools both locally and nationally.
Her most notable projects included a week long drama residency in a young offenders unit, production of a short film with young people on the Gallery 37 project, teaching on the HND course at Birmingham Theatre School and numerous schools based drama projects for organisations such as Creative Partnerships, many of which culminated in the young people devising and performing their own show. Throughout all her years of working in the field of theatre and drama, Helen has always enjoyed working with young people, helping them to learn and develop and she is a firm believer in the power of drama to unlock potential and give a voice to those who may not otherwise be heard.
She is very excited about taking on the youth theatre at Kidderminster Rose and is really looking forward to working with the young people of the Wyre Forest to make high quality theatre that they can be proud of.
Faye Stanton - Youth Theatre Assistant
Faye has worked professionally in TV, Film and Theatre, West End Live 2015, ITV's Victoria, The Magic of The Musical's UK Tour 2016, BBC's Doctors to name a few. She is currently training in Musical Theatre at The Midlands Academy of Musical Theatre and will do so until July 2018. Faye is also a current member of the adult section of The Nonentities and you can usually find her around the theatre in some performance or other.
Faye has worked with young people for a number of years and in a number of countries, beginning as a Rock Climbing Instructor in America, an Au Pair in Spain and a Trampoline Instructor with her most recently taking on the role of a Rock Climbing Instructor as well as an English Teacher at a Summer residential camp in the Cotswolds.
Having helped out in the latest youth theatre production 'RED' Faye is very excited to begin working with the young people at Youth Theatre to help them enjoy their time and learn as much as possible at KRYPT.
Alex Parkinson - Youth Theatre Assistant
Alex graduated from East 15 Acting school in July 2015. He has appeared in numerous productions with The Rose Theatre's troupe- The Nonentities, most recently the 2016 production of The Glass Menagerie. In 2014 he worked with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain as an actor in their devised production of 'Viral'. He finished at East 15 with another devised production called 'Panopticon'. Alex has also been seen in an episode of the CBeebies show 'Twirlywoos'.
Alex values the pursuit and maintenance of creative arts and wants to always be a part of ensuring the future of it through working with the next generation of exciting artists. Alex wants to make sure that the young people who make up the Youth Theatre group never relent on their dreams and aspirations of becoming successful actors and will do all in his power to realise this.