LYT Drama Tutors
Colin trained at ARTTS International in North Yorkshire going on to work in children’s theatre in the South of England then moving to the Isle of Skye to work as an Outreach Drama Worker for Eden Court Theatre. He was a founder of LYT establishing and leading the youth theatre from 1999 to 2005 and has subsequently worked in youth theatre across the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Norway and the USA.
Colin has twice had productions showcased at the National Theatre, London. For 9 years Colin led the development of the youth theatre sector as CEO of Youth Theatre Arts Scotland and is currently working for Creative Scotland managing the delivery of Scotland’s National Youth Arts Strategy. Most recently Colin was a Creative Partner for the National Theatre of Scotland’s Exchange Festival over the summer of 2016.
Drew Taylor is a director, playwright, performance poet and educator.
He has worked across the UK from Bettyhill to the Barbican, from Ipswich to Inverurie... He makes bold theatre with a poetic beating heart. He is passionate about telling seldom told stories, athletically delivered performances and creating warm inviting spaces - even on massive stages! He believes in the transformative power of theatre and how enriching youth theatre experiences can be...
Drew has been commissioned for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival 2014, by Brighton International Festival and most recently by the Take Me Somewhere festival - creating AVOIDABLE CLIMBING at the Citizens Theatre Glasgow in March this year.
He is a multifaceted practitioner, originally trained as an actor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He specialises in physical theatre, spoken word, devising text and sculpting autobiography in performance.
Duncan Sanders graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) with First Class Honours in Digital Film and Television, in his time at the RCS he was lucky enough to meet and work with artists as diverse as Kevin Spacey (House of Cards, American Beauty) Richard Attenborough (Jurassic Park, Ghandi) James McAvoy (X-Men Days of Future Past, Atonement) and Seamus McGarvey (Avengers Assemble, Godzilla). Duncan has been involved with The Lyceum for several years, delivering projects as part of both Project BFG and Project Narnia and has just begun working with the Lyceum Youth Theatre.
Duncan also works at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, devising and delivering screen courses for both Short Courses and the Junior Conservatoire. He is also a mentor to several young film makers as part of Transitions 20/40 at the RCS.
Eleanor is a freelance arts facilitator and theatre director based in East Lothian. After graduating with a First Class Honours degree she has worked with a variety of organisations and in a wide range of capacities. Eleanor grew up participating in youth arts projects and has over 12 years professional experience within the youth theatre sector. She loves making brand new devised work but places equal importance on the exploration of existing texts. Eleanor has directed both nationally and internationally and makes work that is bold, visual and visceral.
LYT DISCOVER TUTORS
Kirsty Rennie graduated from Queen Margaret University with a BA (Hons) in Drama and Performance. While at university she specialised in Contemporary Performance and Community Theatre.
Kirsty has recently completed a year long Youth Theatre Internship with The Lyceum. She was predominantly based with their satellite groups, but also worked within the main Lyceum building assisting and broadening her knowledge in the weekly Youth Theatre classes. Kirsty cannot wait to come back and work with The Lyceum as a freelance artist.
In addition to this, Kirsty is also a tutor for The Drama Mill, where she works in nurseries, primary schools and their Youth Theatre, Indelible Arts, delivering weekly drama workshops.
Lisa Thompson is a theatre maker from Edinburgh who has worked with young people across Scotland. Using participant ownership for a focus, she is motivated to create work that is honest, personal-political and often site specific. Having worked in theatre education for Strangetown, Youth Theatre Art Scotland and the National Theatre of Scotland as well as her own projects and is now an Engagement Artist for the Festival City Theatres Trust. As an ex member of LYT she is delighted to come full circle and return as a tutor.
Marie-Clair has always had a passion for drama, in 2009 she attended the Royal Conservatoire where she completed an Intensive Acting Course. This subsequently led to work within the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh. She now works as a director on their LYT programme where she’s able to utilise her wealth of experience in television and radio.
After undertaking a Journalism and Television course at Aberdeen she began her career as a junior reporter for the Trinity Mirror Group under the infamous Kelvin McKenzie. From there she has gone on to be one of the most popular and flexible presenters/broadcasters in Scotland, with a wealth of experience. With a career now spanning 15 years her projects run the gamut from news to entertainment and sport.