Natasha Campbell trained at the Italia Conti Academy and began her career as an actress. The realisation that hardly any of her friends went to, or wanted to go to the theatre made Natasha wonder what was the point - when so many people around her did not engage with the Arts and audiences were made up of a select group of people; mostly other actors and directors. She started developing her own work locally in South London in 2008, using non-traditional spaces and immersive format to reach new audiences. She has produced three shows with Crow, exploring how the audience experience theatre and pushing the boundaries of what theatre can be. Influenced by her early work with Ken Campbell in improvisation, and inspired by Augusto Boal's work with communities, Natasha is constantly evaluating and developing her process as a theatre maker.
She has recently completed the Directors Traineeship with StoneCrabs Theatre and is excited about directing Jack the Ripper's London, as much as she is about developing it with school children.
She enjoys working with people from all different kinds of backgrounds, and encouraging more people to participate in the Arts.
Stefano started working with Crow Theatre through our workshops at Mosaic Clubhouse, a day centre for people with mental illness, where he is a service user.
He has spoken at local events about his experiences with mental health, and works with NHS staff to help improve the service of care provided.
He has helped Crow with their work in this field, and he has enjoyed being able to participate in the Arts, and develop his skills as a Director.
Supported closely by Natasha and the rest of the team, Stefano is co-leading our Arts and Mental Health project and recently joined our board. Despite still battling with his mental health issues, Stefano finds that accessing his own creativity and being part of the Crow team is a positive experience.
Paul has been acting and presenting since he was eight years old and has starred in poular TV programmes across the network.
He is an accomplished writer, producer and DJ, who also runs weekly drama classes.
His practical knowledge and experience supports the team in all aspects of production, including production design and set building.
Our current production "Jack the Ripper's London" is his original concept and his ambition is to find a permanent venue to continue our work.
Nancy Cunningham trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts as an Actress.
Since leaving in 2009 Nancy has been involved in workshops to help create the first performance at the soon to be opened 'Park Theatre' and performed in various short films.
Nancy first worked with Crow Theatre in 2010 on their devised theatre piece 'Crowd'. Since then she has been Chairwomen of Crow and has really enjoyed the new challenges that has brought her.
Nancy can't wait to get started on "Jack the Ripper's London".
Bio to come.
Crow is special to Bertie because it goes completely against the image of traditional theatre. He hates the image that theatre has to be boring and because of that it's 'cultural' or 'intellectual'. He believes theatre has to be entertaining and anything else comes second. Crow create new and exciting theatre that is entertaining for all, whatever age, class, race or religion you are. He wants to be part of that. He believes that Crow theatre can put theatre back on the entertainment pages of the newspaper and not the cultural pages.
Bertie has worked for two years as a Producer when he was made a young producer at the BAC. Since then he's spread his wings and has been acquiring skills upon skills working in some of the best theatres in London (Bush, Lyric, Old Vic Tunnels, Wilton's Music Hall).
He is currently producing the Spoken Stories project as well as producing the Royal Court Studio Writers and Untitled theatre company.
He is developing his skills to be able to do everything, from Fundraising to Marketing, Young peoples workshops to venue negotiation - he loves it and doesn't seem to be able to stop doing it.
Rob Greenoak is currently working a contract for ITV, providing business analysis and project management services.
He also acts as a mentor for students at Greenwich University interested in starting and running their own business.
He has over 16 years of broad [IT] industry experience working with multinational corporations, government agencies, not-for-profit organisations and small businesses. This time includes 5 years running his own business, and 5 years working with a sustainability consultancy. For details of his experience see his Linked In profile.
He is also a keen swimmer and swam the channel in 2010