Artistic Director – Glen Buglass
Glen is passionate about the power of the theatre. He worked in the Community Arts Team and Creative Development Team in Walsall council for 20 years before
becoming artistic director of Regional Voice Theatre Company in 2015.
Graphic designer – Gemma Ince
Since graduating in 2001 from Central St Martins, Gemma’s career launched as an intern for Pentagram in New York. From there she worked at SS+K, and then in a small studio in London. Gemma now teaches Visual Communication at Derby University, as well as running her own branding and graphic design business Brown + Black from her home inthe Black Country. Clientele ranges from fashion, community, health, not for profit, arts, cafés, restaurants, small business, freelance experts and consultants.
Set designer – Rachel Parker
Rachel trained in theatre design at Nottingham Trent University and has had a varied and interesting career path. Including working as a designer for various theatre companies, being a local authority community arts development officer, being a Creative Producer for Creative Health CIC and undertaking different freelance arts jobs. Rachel has been involved in community arts work for 20 years. Most recently as Principal Arts and Health Development Officer for Walsall Council Creative Development Team.
Movement Director – Helen Calcutt
Helen’s trained with UKA Dance in modern, contemporary dance and jazz, and then went on to establish her career as a writer, before returning to dance professionally. She furthered her contemporary practice with Trinity Laban (DDTAL) and additionally, went on to train as a Cuban salsa dancer, specialising in rumba, salsa, and afro-Cuban rhythms. As an independent artist and performer, she has worked with institutions as diverse as Billy Read’s Def Motion, The Birmingham REP, The Birmingham Hippodrome, Vamos Cubana, Cloud Dance, The BBC, and BIDF. Her cross-discipline, choreographic work has been supported by Arts Council England (2014, 2016, 2018) and The Big Lottery Fund (2013), and showcased at The Southbank Centre, Poetry International, and The Arena Theatre, among others. She is Movement Director for Regional Voice Theatre.
Tina Barnes – Actor
Reaya Sealey – Actor
Chris Kibbler – Actor
Writer – David Calcutt
David is a playwright, poet and novelist. He has written many plays for the professional and community theatre, and for BBC Radio. His novels include Shadow Bringer, published by Oxford University Press, and Robin Hood, published by Barefoot Books. Several plays for young people are also published by Oxford, among them Lady Macbeth, The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty and Salem, and adaptations of Beowulf and Dracula. He has worked closely over the years with Midland Actors Theatre, on pieces such as Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The Mothers, and, most recently, The White Shining Land, an ongoing community theatre project based on stories of refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers. His poetry appears widely in magazines, and he has two pamphlets published by Fair Acre Press, Road Kill and Through The Woods. His one man play, The Life and Times of the Tat Man, is currently on tour, and he has recently finished a new commissioned play for Regional Voice Theatre, The Ballad of Rough Moey and the Darlaston Dog Fight, awarded an Arts Council Grant for production in May 2017.