Becca Williams - Youth Theatre Leader
Having grown up as a member of the Nonentities Youth Group herself, Becca feels like she is completing the circle by taking on the role of Youth Theatre Leader.
In the years between attending and leading youth drama, Becca worked alongside educational psychologists and was a play-leader with disabled and disadvantaged children while at university. After graduating, Becca became a primary school teacher, specialising in English and Drama. She has now been teaching for a number of years and enjoys connecting with her pupils and inspiring them to use theatre and music to express themselves. She runs theatrical activities like ‘Play in a Day’ for various groups of pupils and also directs the school’s play – she thinks if she ever hears another song from Annie she might go mad!
Outside of school, Becca has worked with youth theatre for a number of years, recently directing an award-winning production of Missing Dan Nolan at the Worcestershire Theatre Festival. Although she enjoys directing, Becca doesn’t shy away from the stage and has been part of a number amateur and professional productions over the years. She is currently a member of the Nonentities, the adult theatre group at the Rose Theatre, where she has enjoyed performing in a wide range of shows and roles, from the macabre Macbeth to the historical feminist romp Playhouse Creatures, and once even playing a know-it-all eight-year-old in The Flint Street Nativity!
Becca joined the KRYPT team in 2017 and has been thoroughly impressed by members’ talents, drive, energy and strong sense of teamwork. She hopes to guide the members to produce varied and engaging theatre, all while learning as much as possible and having a fantastic time developing their dramatic skills.
Jess Schneider - Youth Theatre Assistant
Jess has been involved in amateur dramatics, both on and off stage, since First school and she is currently a member of the Nonentities adult section. Throughout the years she has had opportunities to play wonderful characters in plays, pantos and musicals with particular favourites being Eliza Doolittle (Pygmalion), Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) and Kate (Visitors). Her most challenging role to date was playing Alison Porter in the emotional rollercoaster that is Look Back In Anger.
Jess also enjoys the technical aspect of theatre having operated lights and sound on a number of main house productions at The Rose and would like to develop her technical skills further. Outside of the theatre, Jess is a primary school teacher and she runs the Young Voices and Church choirs. She is learning to tap dance and very much hopes that one day she will be in Stepping Out.
She also enjoys spending time with animals and volunteers at a hedgehog rescue centre and walks her friend’s donkeys. Jess is thrilled to be joining the KRYPT team to help the children develop new skills and confidence, and above all have fun.