Marcia Carr

Marcia Carr
Marcia is currently studying for her PhD. She trained in music, dance and drama and currently facilitates workshops and directs shows for Universities, drama schools and Theatre departments Internationally. She’s toured internationally, winning Best Performer, Manchester Evening News and Buxton Festival and a Time Out Critics Choice. She is Co-Artistic Director of Impetuous Kinship and Co-Director of the Creative Blast Company, delivering educational packages, training young people and producing shows touring internationally. She’s an Associate Artist with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, an Adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals and an Examiner for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, for which she’s designed and delivered workshops. BDAC

Peter Dayson
Peter started his career as an actor in stage, television and film, progressing to writing, directing and producing.
He runs an International Community Cross-Over Project which takes children and students from across the London Boroughs and performs in the West End, transferring to Ohio, U.S.A. This involves artists from the industry working with local actors and special needs students.
As an Actor Peter has appeared in many tv series and sit-coms, on stage played everything from John Macey in ’ MONDAY AFTER THE MIRACLE’ (West End) to Chris Keller in ‘ALL MY SONS’ with rep seasons ranging from Nottingham, Swansea, and Basingstoke.
As a writer Peter has written several plays, 8 musicals, show-cased in the West End and is currently working on a spy-thriller.
As a Director Peter has been responsible for many productions, was Artistic Director for Stafford Gatehouse for 8 years, worked for Disney as a Director and Executive Producer and, also worked for Really Useful Theatre Groups and for 2 years as a writer for E.M.I.
Peter’s passion is working with children, students and young performers, particularly special needs to nurture, encourage, support and develop them with perhaps a career in the industry or just ‘Life Skills’.BDAC

Louise Manders
Louise first trod the boards when only five days old. Her professional theatrical career, which included repertory, musicals, television, films and touring within the UK began with Haymarket Stage Productions. Louise is presently not only an adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals and the Guild of Drama Adjudicators, but is also an adjudicator member of the Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama. Her work takes her all over the UK as well as to Sri Lanka. She was Artistic Director of the Phoenix Youth Theatre in Southend, formerly the New Focus Theatre for many years. Louise is the Speech Tutor at St. John’s School in Billericay. Louise teaches all ages, including adults, and specialises in the LAMDA examinations. She runs workshops and master classes, directs plays and musicals, devises original drama compositions, writes poetry and has written many musical plays for children and students. Louise even finds time to dance flamenco! CBAD