Birmingham School of Acting Tutors and Staff
John is Props Master at Birmingham School of Acting with over 20 years’ experience in the field. He is responsible for sourcing, buying and making all the items needed for a production. He collaborates with directors and production staff to provide suitable elements that enhance the actors’ and audience's experience. He works...
Stage Combat Tutor
Roger is a Master Teacher and Examiner with the British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat (BASSC) – the UK’s leading provider of stage combat training. He has over 14 years of experience and has taught at schools and workshops around the world including USA, Germany, Switzerland and Israel.
Maria is a visiting lecturer at Birmingham School of Acting, teaching contemporary dance and physical theatre on the BA Acting course. Maria’s career spans choreography, film making, teaching and performing. Maria has been commissioned as a choreographer on several high profile projects including a commission by Birmingham City...
Lecturer in Drama
Dr Paola Botham (née Sotomayor) teaches theatre history and theory at the School of English and the Birmingham School of Acting (BSA). She was born in Chile, where she studied Journalism and Aesthetics at Universidad Católica (ranked among the top three academic institutions in Latin America) and worked as a culture journalist...
Jacki has been with the Birmingham School of Acting for over 12 years, in that time she has costumed over 160 shows. As Wardrobe Mistress Jacki costumes all the fully supported shows on the BA, MA and British Tradition courses. On a day to day basis this could involve meetings with visiting directors, liaising with hire...
Visiting Lecturer in Playwriting
Stephanie writes for stage, radio and large-scale theatre. Currently she is a Visiting Lecturer at Birmingham School of Acting, teaching playwriting and applied drama. For five years she was a supervisor on the MPhil in Playwriting at the University of Birmingham. She also taught Applied Drama at Loughborough University, for...
Rob has recently joined the Production Department of the Birmingham School of Acting as its full time Resident Scenic Designer, after several seasons working on a freelance basis. His role is to liaise with both in-house and visiting directors, and the rest of the production department, in order to design, and realise, the...
Senior Learning and Teaching Fellow, Acting Tutor, Research Methodologies Tutor
Rod is an award-winning playwright, a director and a poet. He combines this with regular work at BSA and within the faculty. 'Playing By The Rules' won the Mentorn TV 'Best New Play' award; 'Taking Liberties', on the other hand, caused a scandal in Chester. He has written considerable number of dramas for Radio 4. As well as...
Associate Professor in Performing Arts
Aleksander is an internationally award winning professional theatre director. His research and theatre practice informs my learning and teaching and development of studentsಬexperience. In his 26 years of theatre career, he has directed across Britain, Ireland, Serbia, Romania, Iran, Colombia, Japan, Brazil and Canada. His...
Programme Director for Stage Management - BA (Hons) and BSA Production Manager
Jacqui Findlay is Programme Director for Stage Management - BA (Hons) and Production Manager for the school. During her freelance professional career Jacqui worked on a diverse range of projects from Shakespeare to contemporary dance via opera and panto. Many of these projects toured both nationally and internationally. Just...