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Carolyn Lloyd-Davies, Artistic Director

Carolyn is the founder of Living the Drama Ltd, and as a professional actor, playwright and experienced teacher, she brings a mix of knowledge and experience to all her projects. Working closely with her creative team, her role is to lead, manage and develop the company's vision and ensure its values are upheld. Carolyn trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) in London, and was a Trustee for seven years. She is on the Development Committee of Pegasus Theatre, Oxford, a thriving Performance Arts Centre for young people. She has written four full length plays (one with Stephanie Connell) plus two short screenplays, and two audio comedies. In 2016/17, she was attached to the Oxford Playhouse Playmaker scheme for a year, and has published over 30 articles. Carolyn is an Associate Artist with the Oxford Playhouse.

Jo Boston, Production Manager

Jo is our production manager and makes sure our productions run smoothly with minimal disruption. Jo originally trained as a dancer and clown, performing in the UK and France and now is a Pilates teacher. She shames us all by walking or cycling everywhere, regardless of how many miles.

Stephanie Connell, Creative, Casting and Marketing

Stephanie is an actor, playwright, roleplayer and web designer. She has played numerous theatrical roles, appeared in commercials, films and corporates. She joined Living the Drama after appearing as Gemma Briggs in Carolyn's play Silent on the Matter in 2015. When she's not acting, she takes on the creative role of design, casting and marketing, and even as lighting operator and sound designer, for Living the Drama.

Associate Directors

David Trevaskis, Associate Director

David directed two of our previous productions, Silent on the Matter and Swallows, and will be directing Carolyn Lloyd-Davies' new play, #Penetration in 2021. David has a degree in Divinity from the University of St Andrews and a postgraduate qualification in Professional Acting from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA). He runs his own company, Acting for Change, which provides an interactive alternative to traditional executive learning by equipping leaders with the confidence and skills to find their voice, and the ability to help others find theirs.

Emma Webb, Associate Movement Director

Emma is a director and facilitator with a background in movement working in the UK and abroad. She has worked as a movement director for Leaning House productions, Human Story Theatre, UnderConstruction Theatre, the Oxford Playhouse and the Old Fire Station/ Crisis, and creates her own work ranging from choreographic to one woman shows, street performance and theatre based. Most recently Emma developed The Elves and The Shoemaker for Wild Boor productions for younger audiences as well as devising a separate, sensory show for an audience with differing needs.