Following professional acting work, Anna has spent the last 10 years working in Community theatre – writing, directing, facilitating and performing. Much of her early work in this area was with primary school children – particularly those who found mainstream education challenging. For the past 6 years she has been artistic director for BottleTop Theatre Company, working with vulnerable and marginalised folk in and around Wokingham, Bracknell and Reading. This work has used theatre as a way to bring disparate people together, to share stories, build bridges and raise awareness.
Jackie has worked as professional role player in the corporate sector, followed by several years working in community development as a facilitator, actor, script writer and film editor. She writes and performs in monologues and sketches to raise awareness and provoke discussion. She has produced short animations on a variety of issues including community development and mental health issues and has worked with Anna on a number of local productions involving the most vulnerable and marginalised in her home town.
Rough sketch works with a number of professional musicians script writers and artists who come together for specific projects