Martha Geelan

Martha is a theatre professional and educator with over five years experience working with young people in schools and theatres around the country. Martha is driven by her passion for teaching and guiding young people to achieve their full potential.

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Martha is a theatre professional and educator with over five years experience working with young people in schools and theatres around the country.

As an Associate Artist of the Young Shakespeare Company, she devises and delivers educational workshops for students aged 7-18. Her primary work uses storytelling and imagination-led practices to inspire mixed ability groups to engage with Shakespeare’s plays in accessible and creative ways. Her secondary work uses drama and performance as a means to unlocking detailed intellectual analysis of character, theme and language.

In her work as a theatre director and children’s director, Martha works regularly with Sir Trevor Nunn. Their recent productions together include Fiddler on the Roof in the West End and new musical Identical based on the story of The Parent Trap. As an Associate Director Martha is responsible for casting and directing all child actors, and devising and leading workshops designed to inspire, challenge and get the best out of the children involved. This includes one-on-one text work sessions and large group activities.

Martha completed a First Class creative writing dissertation for her undergraduate degree at the University of East Anglia, which has aided her work in inspiring and assisting others’ creative writing work.

Martha’s personal interests include songwriting, crafts, running and cooking.

Martha is driven by her passion for teaching and guiding young people to achieve their full potential. She believes drama and literature to be vital tools for creative and personal development and views extra-curricular activities as essential for building the important skills of leadership, resilience, collaboration and creative problem-solving that Role Models promote.