Below are details of all of us involved in running ACTive INquiry.
Lynne Clark is a freelance educator and theatre practitioner. She started her career as a performer in London and the South-East of England and rapidly became involved in the emerging theatre-in-education (TIE) movement of the early 1970s. Since then she has worked in a number of capacities - singer, actor, director, facilitator, teacher, and lecturer.
In 1984 she took a year out of her work in theatre-in-education to undertake an MA in Applied Research in Education, producing the first long-term study on the impact of theatre-in-education programmes in schools. Since then, as well as directing TIE and leading a range of workshop-based theatre and drama projects in the community and in formal education, Lynne has taught courses in Higher Education institutions in England, Scotland, Poland, Finland and the U.S. She has contributed to continuing professional development for actors, directors, community practitioners and facilitators within the theatre profession and for community educators, teachers and health professionals, both in this country and overseas.
Gavin is a drama worker, director, lecturer and Artistic Director of ACTive INquiry. After completing a BA (Hons) in Drama and Theatre Arts Gavin worked as a freelance artist before taking a post as research assistant at The Centre for Community Arts Research and Practice at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, where he helped to set up and run the community programme and artist training programme at the Gateway Theatre.
Gavin has worked in number of community settings and has been lucky enough to attend a number of workshops run by Augusto Boal. He is member of the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Organisation and the International Theatre of the Oppressed Organisation.
Laura has over five years’ experience in arts marketing and is currently Communications Officer at the Edinburgh International Festival. She graduated with a BA(Hons) in Drama and Theatre Arts from Queen Margaret University and went on to gain a Professional Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, of which she is an Associate Member. Laura was previously in the Marketing Department at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre and continues to work for the company as a script reader.
Stephanie Knight is an internationally published researcher and writer in applied theatre and participatory arts, specialising in social justice and human rights, international collaboration and reconciliation. She has extensive experience in lecturing and training, and is a collaborative researcher in Applied Theatre and Management. She is the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Arts & Communities.
Laura specialised in Community Theatre as part of an undergraduate degree in Drama and Theatre Arts at Queen Margaret University. After graduating she gained a PGCE in Drama at Edinburgh University and now holds the position of Principal Teacher of Drama at an Edinburgh High School.
Fay Young is a writer and editor with a special interest in environmental and social issues. As a director of the former Edinburgh City Centre Management Company, she researched and wrote about the importance of public space and arts-led regeneration of city centre life. From 2007-8 she co-ordinated and documented two multi-media site specific projects for iMAP (Intercultural Music and Arts Project). She is a founder member of the Poetry Garden in St Andrew Square. Voluntary commitments also include co-ordinating Leith Open Space, a voluntary group which organises multicultural discussion events.