Exeter University graduate Lucy Hirst founded TYP in 2015 after recognising a need for more diverse high quality creative opportunities for young people in Exeter. Lucy continued to develop her own practice as a freelance director and has created shows for the Theatre Royal Plymouth's Drum stage and the National Theatre's Dorfman stage. Her recent ventures also include working as an associate lecturer for Plymouth University's Conservatoire course and co-founding Flip The Bird Theatre; a female-led theatre company that puts women at the centre of confrontational discourse. In September, Lucy begins her new position as Staff Director at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. 



Katherine is a freelance producer, writer, poet and actress. She graduated from the University of Exeter with a 1st class English degree in the same year that she acted as the Assistant Director on TYP's award-winning 'I'm Spilling My Heart Out Here.' Alongside acting as TYP's Executive Director, Katherine produced TYP's brand new dedicated youth arts festival TYPify in July 2017, as well as being the lead playwright on TYP's 2017 Rep Company production 'Not Our Turn'. In late 2017 Katherine co-founded Flip The Bird Theatre and is currently writing their first original show 'Women Like You.'  



Luke is a final year Theatre & Performance student at the University of Plymouth. Having performed varied roles on and off stage, Luke has realised his skills and personality lie in producing. He has worked with a diverse, wide-range of people, companies and environments, from traditional theatre to muddy fields. Luke has been working in professional theatre over the past four years and has seen the theatre scene in the south west sky rocket. He is excited to work with TYP over the course of 2019 and prove the standard of quality theatre the young people of the south west have to offer.



Angie Owiti is a 22yr old adventurous island girl from Kenya. She is currently a 1st year Acting student at the Plymouth Conservatoire and is also a member of the Young/People’s Company at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Angie is very passionate about young minds and giving them equal opportunities to be in professional spaces where they can be allowed to exist and create no matter where they come from. In her spare time, Angie likes keeping active, volunteering, discovering old playwrights, and eating because food is her only bae. Angie is currently involved and working in the 2018 PlayLab Festival at the Theatre Royal.



Alice is a student based in Devon currently studying at Plymouth University. During her time at university Alice aims to produce a platform for students to showcase their own work and is currently writing two separate plays (Crafty Boys and My dead job) that she hopes to produce, direct and stage manage. Additionally Alice has had the pleasure of working as crew, SM & DSM for events, such as Glastonbury, Looe fest, TRP’s Lab festival, All Your Gold and Acts of resistance a TRP and headlong production. Alice is a tenaciously hard worker, a craftivist and stage manager.

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