ROSIE NISBET (she/her)
Rosie, after being a member and staff member of Stage2 for several years herself, went on to study Acting at ArtsEd and a PGDipEd in Primary Education. Since the completion of her degrees, she has returned to Stage2 and been the Artistic Director/Company Manager since January 2022. She has now directed three productions for Stage2, all receiving five-star reviews/Awards. Rosie is highly skilled in text work, devising, ensemble work, voice work, physical theatre and musical theatre. She is really passionate about the opportunities Stage2 offers its members, having directly benefitted from them herself, and is highly committed to giving our members a diverse range of high-quality experiences and opportunities.
LIZ LIGHT (she/her)
Company Administrator & Founder
Liz founded Stage2 Youth Theatre in 1988. In the company’s 35 year history, Liz has run the company doing everything from directing productions to LAMDA tuition, running workshops, leading exchange projects, training members to become staff, fundraising, marketing – pretty much everything and anything. Her direction has received high acclaim and she is particularly well known for her unique and thorough approach to Shakespeare.
Frankie Joined the Stage2 community in Autumn of 2023. Frankie has a huge passion for all Performing Arts and is in her last year at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire studying a Degree in Acting.
General Drama Tutor
Tom is currently studying Acting at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and had been acting, singing and dancing for as long as he can remember! After teaching drama at previous summer camps in England and abroad, Tom joined the Stage2 community for the Autumn term in 2023.
Chair of the Board (he/him)
Claire Dowie and Colin Watkeys
Claire Dowie is a Birmingham-born, award-winning writer and performer, famous for being a pioneer of Stand-Up Theatre and a writer of In-Yer-Face Theatre. Colin Watkeys is her long-term director, who has worked with her on all of her Productions. Stage2 has been fortunate enough to perform some of Claire’s best work: Adult Child/Dead Child, Why is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt?, The Year of the Monkey and Arsehammers. Aditionally, Claire Dowie wrote a brand new play specifically for Stage2 to premiere in 2016: Hard Working Families. Claire and Colin have been wonderful patrons of Stage2 for many years and come to do Masterclasses with our members ocassionally.
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