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About Us

Founded in 2015, Triple Act Theatre & Arts has focused on creating quality theatre experiences for audiences and creative outreach experiences for young people and adults in a region of Scotland with historically low arts participation.

 

Our Vision 

 

To be the leading participatory arts provider in North Ayrshire, driving positive change and benefits for individuals and communities.

 

Our Mission

 

To provide people of all ages with high quality participatory creative activities that help them thrive at home, at school and at play.

 

 

Our Values

 

Ambitious

We know that participatory, cultural opportunities give voice to people and place and bring transformational benefits to both. We will be bold in our aim to provide more creative opportunities that respond to North Ayrshire’s challenges and give voice to its people and place. 

Inclusive

Opportunities to access and participate in creative experiences should be available to all. We will ensure that the people and communities who are most affected by inequality are at the heart of our work and direction. 

Collaborative

We seek to develop relationships that make a positive difference to the people and places of Ayrshire. We understand that in order to meet our objectives we must connect widely and work in partnership with people, organisations and stakeholders across a wide range of sectors to achieve this. 

Responsible

We will ensure that we carry out all our work with the greatest responsibility and accountability to those we work with and will ensure we always have the right people and skills; policies and procedures in place to do this. think.

Our Objectives

 

To promote and deliver a wide range of participatory, creative learning opportunities for participants across North Ayrshire; particularly to those affected by and living in areas of multiple deprivation. 

To support and complement the role of participatory arts within formal education across the region and build strong relationships with the education sector. 

To strengthen the provision of creative arts activities for health and wellbeing in our communities and to seek effective cross-sector partnerships to achieve this. 

To increase the accessibility and visibility of live performance events and experiences in our local communities and to be an advocate for creative arts and wider cultural community in this part of Scotland. 

To manage a sufficiently resourced and operationally efficient organisation that is fit for purpose and is able to provide opportunities for professional creative practitioners to work in North Ayrshire. 

Our Team

 

Andy Gale

Andy Gale

Chairperson

Andy is the Former General Manager of Triple Act, Theatre & Arts, he stepped down in August 2020 and re-joined Board as Treasurer. Andy has enjoyed a long and successful career in Theatre Production and Stage Management, his knowledge and experience is a great asset to the team.

Kate Stevens

Kate Stevens

Director

Kate joined the team in September 2021. She believes passionately that the arts should be accessible to all and is committed to delivering a creative arts programme for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in North Ayrshire. Kate has worked at a number of arts organisations, charities and community groups, in both paid and voluntary roles including the Beacon Arts Centre, The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Mull Theatre and Shoreditch Town Hall. She is also a theatre maker, director and writer.

Jamie Dyer

Jamie Dyer

Admin & Marketing Assistant

Jamie has a background in the arts and it’s delivery within community settings. He has benefitted from the type of work Triple Act undertake and is excited to play his part in helping others obtain that as well. 

Genna Allan

Genna Allan

Workshop Facilitator

Genna trained at New College Lanarkshire where she studied Musical theatre and then progressed onto Queen Margaret University where she gained a BA in Acting. Genna has a multifaceted career in Acting, Creative Learning, Directing and Writing. Genna is keen to make the arts accessible to everyone and is constantly working on ways to make this achievable. Genna works with companies such as Horsecross Arts and The Citizens Theatre to name a few.

Jordon Gow

Jordon Gow

Youth Volunteer

Jordon is a 16-year-old college student. He took part in one of the Triple Act Summer Arts Awards Workshops. After that he became a member of the S1+ Youth Theatre, where his class created their show called Brainstorm. Last year he did a week of work-experience with Triple Act, where he assisted with administration tasks and social media, and assisted Betty with classes. Last summer he joined the volunteering team to help assist with the younger classes

Jo Eaglesham

Jo Eaglesham

Secretary

Jo joined the Board in February 2022. She has had three careers each spanning approximately a decade: the first working with teenage boys with epilepsy and related conditions in residential care; the second as Assistant Academic Registrar at what is now University for the Creative Arts and finally working with universities across the UK and internationally as a consultant on large scale IT projects and business process change. She very much hopes that the skills gained from these disparate careers will, at last,  come together for the benefit of Triple Act!Jo loves Stevenston in North Ayrshire where she has lived for the last ten years and is a director of the local Development Trust.

Chloe O'Hanlon

Chloe O'Hanlon

Creative Learning Officer

After spending four-years teaching drama and musical theatre in China, Chloe moved to Scotland to continue her passion in teaching theatre to young people. Chloe has worked with The National Theatre, The Palace Theatre, and Educational Theatre Association, New York. Chloe strongly believes that the Arts should be accessible to all and everyone should be given the chance to express themselves. Chloe is always looking for new ways to create and devise new theatre pieces.

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane

Workshop Facilitator

As a current lecturer and drama practitioner in performing arts for over twelve years, Ross has helped develop the multi-disciplined arts practice within various theatre organisations and companies. Having work within Triple Act for over two years as a tutor and vocal coach he has enabled strong relationships and skills to form for the young people attending the youth theatre programme. In particular inclusive arts practice developing skills for young people to use in the workplace, education and life. Working closely with the team to provide workshops, rehearsal/production work, creative learning, musical theatre, drama and other arts projects.

Kerry McGinn

Kerry McGinn

Youth Volunteer

Kerry has been a volunteer Youth Assistant with Triple Act for two years. She said: “What I enjoy most about working with Triple Act is that it combines two of my greatest passions, youth work and the performing arts. I find it rewarding to see children from all over North Ayrshire joining in every week and enjoy themselves. I think it has made a good impact on these children, especially in this part of Ayrshire which is lacking clubs/groups that involve the performing arts. Being able to work with group is an absolute privilege for me.”

 

Abbie Steel

Abbie Steel

Emerging Artist in Residence

Abbie is a 17-year-old artist who has been doing portraiture since 2020. She believes art should be enjoyed at any age and hopes to get more people interested.  Look out for her community participation workshops coming in September! 

Triple Act Theatre & Arts’ Emerging Artist Residency is part of Year of Stories 2022, funded by North Ayrshire Council Participatory Budgeting and Museum Galleries Scotland Community Stories Fund. The Residency offers one freelance early-career, emerging artist of any discipline an exciting opportunity to design, develop and deliver an effective and impactful participatory community arts project here in North Ayrshire with mentoring from our Director 

Salman Khan

Salman Khan

Treasurer

Salman Khan is a board member of Triple Act. In other roles, he is also helping a software business as Solution Director and a renewable energy business as Chief Financial Officer. Salman is a Chartered Accountant from ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and brings over 20 years of experience on senior positions from different business sectors (Software, Telecommunication, Aviation, Engineering, Financial and Public sectors) from multiple countries (UK, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, France and Middle East); helping from SMEs to FTSE 100 companies. Salman is experienced in leading the wider strategic business agenda, supporting CEOs & senior management in decision making, performing investment analysis and improving efficiencies to increase the long-term value of investments; He plays a key role in liaising with suppliers, internal & external auditors, financial institutions, governments, tax and regulatory bodies.

David Asher

David Asher

Finance Manager

David works full-time FBD Consultancy, Accounts & Tax Ltd, following thirty years’ experience in accounting roles of increasing responsibility and seniority reaching the position of Area Financial Controller with a US Public Listed Oil service company. Twelve of those latter years were spend working overseas, mainly in Europe and Africa. David has experience of running large complex operating divisions, providing Senior Management with Financial information, Cost Control initiatives and SOX Audits (Sarbanes-Oxley) Controls. David, holds a Non-Executive Director position with Apex-Scotland & provides Book-Keeping and financial Support to Triple Act, Theatre & Arts in North Ayrshire. David now resides in Glasgow with his daughter and they continue to enjoy foreign travel to wonderfully exotic and weird destinations.

Judi McGroarity

Judi McGroarity

Volunteer

Judi has been volunteering with Triple Act for many years. She loves helping with the children’s classes and enjoys encouraging them to express themselves in so many ways, e.g. socially, artistically or creatively. She has designed and made many of the costumes for past shows, as well as sourcing props for them. Last year she delivered costume design/making workshops for Triple Act in schools in North Ayrshire. As well as her volunteering and facilitating work, she is also an active member of the Adult Drama class, and has performed with them in live performances and recorded ones.

Harley Campbell

Harley Campbell

Youth Ambassador

Harley is a 15-year-old drag superfan and Triple Act’s new Youth Ambassador. As a member of our Senior Youth Theatre, and having participated in our performance with National Theatre Connections 2022, Harley decided to become more involved with Triple Act and plans to stay with us for many more years to come! 

Our Youth Ambassador programme provides our participants with the opportunity to sit on our board alongside our Trustees, learning more about charity governance, running an arts organisation, and offer them a chance to build confidence, communication, and leadership skills.