Meet The Team
Founder & Artistic Director
Isabelle is a half Lebanese half Swedish actor/ writer/ theatre maker and the founder of SpeakUp Theatre. She trained with the National Youth Theatre, the Rose Youth Theatre and studied at the University of East Anglia. She loves female led work, autobiographical theatre and shows that tackles social issues in boldly and unapologetically.
She is also a freelance workshop facilitator and runs weekly workshops for participants aged 5 to 85.
Ruth Anna Phillips
Ruth is a director, movement director and an associate artist with SpeakUp. She has a specialism in movement, with an MA in 'Movement: Directing and Teaching' from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. With SpeakUp, she has directed LOVE (Watching Madness) (2020) and Cognitions (2017). Ruth uses movement to safely explore and express the emotional subconscious. She is passionate about new writing, inclusive practice and work with a social mission.
Verity is a freelance Participatory Arts Specialist and has been devising, managing and facilitating participatory activities in the Arts and Culture sector for the last 7 years. She has worked in a range of Creative Institutions (Somerset House), Theatres (Rose Theatre Kingston), Higher Education Settings (RADA, University of Exeter) and Community Arts Companies (Bounce Theatre, Bigfoot Arts) She specialises in working with underrepresented groups, programming opportunities for those who do not currently have easy access to the sector.