The discussion will be hosted by Anna Herrmann.
Anna is Joint Artistic Director of Clean Break, and has been working in the field of theatre and social change for twenty seven years, specialising in theatre and education with marginalised groups in the UK and abroad. She has been with Clean Break since 2002, initially as the Head of Education, leading the company’s award winning work with women in the criminal justice system and women at risk of entering it. Anna is co-author of Making a Leap: Theatre of Empowerment: A Practical Handbook for Creative Drama Work with Young People (Jessica Kingsley Publishers) Anna also sits on the Steering Group of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance and is also a trained coach, regularly mentoring artists in participatory settings.
Anna will be joined by a panel of invited guests, as well as the cast of the play, Polly Frame and Siwan Morris.
Rokaiya is the CEO of Together Women, an organisation committed to meeting the individual needs of women offenders and women at risk, breaking the vicious cycle of repeat offending. She has worked with vulnerable groups for over 20 years.
Gemma is the CEO of The North Wales Women’s Centre: a safe place for women to access information, support, advocacy and training on issues relating to health, wellbeing and work. She has been with the company for 18 years, working hard to co-ordinate the efforts of social workers, police, housing officers, probation workers, and specialist agencies to improve the lives of women across North Wales.
Aseema is in her third year with Clean Break and is highly regarded by her peers. She is also a representative of the Members Advisory Group. Aseema has completed a host of courses with us including self development and performance projects. She has represented Clean Break in a number of ambassadorial roles, most recently at the Clinks roundtable seminar.