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 just received a Five Star review for her Directorial Debut at Stage2 of our Summer Double-Bill: Education Education Education / Status Update and is excited to continue directing high-quality shows with the company. 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 30 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.
Liv, after being a member of Stage2 for many years, has returned to the company to run Stage1 – our group for 7-10 year olds. Liv is also currently a student at Cambridge University and is learning Arabic!
General Drama Tutor
Becca joined the Stage2 community in the Autumn of 2022 and has been a part of the furniture ever since! Becca is currently in her third year of an Acting Degree at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and also is experienced in singing and dancing.
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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