Trainer bios

Gary Horner (Vocal Coach)

Gary trained and worked as an actor before gaining an MA in Voice Studies and moving into professional directing and voice and text coaching. He has previously taught at a range of drama schools such as; Arts Ed, Central, East 15, Mountview and ALRA. Professionally, he has worked with Headlong, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre (London), The Bush Theatre, The Oval, Bristol Old Vic and Hampstead Theatres.

Rob Watt

Rob is the Artistic Director for Theatre Centre as well as a critically acclaimed new writing director, dramaturg and facilitator. He collaborates with writers, communities, poets, designers to try to make sense of the fractured world we live in. 

He is dedicated to working with young people to help them tell stories, understand how to access theatre and to make resonant and risk taking work. He started his career working on Hackney estatestaking theatre to the doorsteps of communities in East London.  

He also works as an Associate at Headlong Theatre, regularly teaches at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and makes work with the Institute of the Arts Barcelona. He previously headed up the young people’s team at the National Theatre, was a Lead Artist at Lyric Hammersmith, an Artist Mentor at the Barbican and was Associate Director at Immediate Theatre

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