Meet the Team
In addition to the Core Team, SAVVY also has an amazing group of support workers, freelance staff and volunteers who help maintain the company's various programmes - both on and off-stage.
BIG thank you's to EVERYONE who comes along and helps to make the SAVVY magic happen!
Dr. Cecily O'Neill
Associate Professor Emerita at The Ohio State University and an international authority on process drama. She is a Resident Dramaturg for New York University's annual series 'Plays for Young Audiences and has been an Associate Artist with the Unicorn Theatre. As a pioneer of process drama and world-renowned figure in the theatre industry, we are all excited and honoured to have her as a Patron of SAVVY.
Victoria Abrahams (chair)
Former Theatre & Arts Manager for the London Borough of Sutton, Victoria was instrumental in SAVVY Theatre's early development, supporting Sheree in establishing the company and bringing the community together.
Vicky Ireland MBE FRSA
Former Artistic Director, current Patron of POLKA Theatre who has a monumental list of credits to her name, she is also Chair of Action for Children’s Arts, the Secretary of IIAN (the International Inclusive Arts Network) and the Co-Artistic Director of A Thousand Cranes Theatre.
Rob is a director, dramaturg and facilitator. He is currently an Associate at Headlong Theatre and regularly teaches at Central School of Speech & Drama and Institute of the Arts Barcelona. He previously produced the youth programme at the National Theatre, including the largest youth theatre festival in the country, NT Connections.
With over 17 years of experience in the financial services sector, Mridula is a senior executive who comes with a wealth of strategic insight and stakeholder management skills. She is particularly passionate about motivating and mentoring people to succeed.
The show was great! I really liked the idea of wandering around the gardens and following the performance. All the cast were great, and it was good to see everyone was included. I also really liked the occasional nod to the audience, almost making us part of an inside joke. I would come to more performances.