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.
To be the leading participatory arts provider in North Ayrshire, driving positive change and benefits for individuals and communities.
To provide people of all ages with high quality participatory creative activities that help them thrive at home, at school and at play.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having studied at the Royal Northern College of Music where he trained as an Opera Singer, Kenny continued his career in the arts away from the stage and focused on Arts Management when he worked for Scottish Ensemble. Now as Deputy Company Manager of Scottish Opera Kenny is often out touring with the company all around Scotland and the UK. Kenny has been on the board at Triple Act since April 2018.
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.
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.
Deborah is a secondary teacher of Drama. Whilst working at and living in Ardrossan, Deborah became aware of the lack of local arts opportunities for young people and adults in the three towns. She herself had to travel to participate in choir and SCDA drama activities. Her experience as a drama teacher, guidance teacher and family learning and engagement principal, have given her an insight to the barriers many families face in participating in out of school activities. Deborah is passionate about creating arts opportunities for all people in the three towns area.
Mary joined the team in August 2020, 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. Mary has worked at a number of arts organisations, charities and community groups, in both paid and voluntary roles including Ricefield Chinese Arts and Cultural Centre, The Lighthouse: Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, Vertex Music and Arts Festival and West Kilbride Yuletide. She is also a Graphic Designer/Illustrator and Marketer.
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.
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
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.
Jamie Lee Aitken
Creative Learning Officer
Jamie Lee is a facilitator with experience across many different art forms and strongly believes that the arts should be for everyone. Jamie Lee was the Youth Arts Coordinator at Catstrand in Dumfries and has managed many a variety of projects throughout the Central Belt of Scotland including the Dare to Dream Project at Deafblind Scotland and Salute in the East End of Glasgow. Jamie Lee loves nothing more than having fun in classes and being creative!
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.