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.
Becca Williams - Youth Theatre Assistant
Having grown up as a member of the Nonentities Youth Group herself, Becca feels like she is completing the circle by joining the team as a staff member.
Becca has been part of a number amateur and professional productions and is currently a member of the adult section of the Nonentities. She has worked with youth drama for a number of years, recently directing an award-winning production of Missing Dan Nolan at the Worcestershire Theatre Festival.
In the years between attending and leading youth drama, Becca worked along educational psychologists and was a play-leader with disabled and disadvantaged children while at university. Although she is now a teacher, her favourite role to date was working as an attractions hostess at Walt Disney World, Orlando.
Becca is very excited to begin working with the young people at KRYPT to help them learn as much as possible and have a fantastic time developing their dramatic skills