Our Core Staff
Front of House Assistant (JET Placement)
Saja Bushra Altamimi
Pastoral Support Worker
Head of Creative Learning
Creative Learning Administrator
Box Office Assistant
Theatre and Programmes Administrator
Creative Learning Manager
Front of House Assistant (JET Placement)
Technical and Production Manager
Dawn Harrison-Wallace – Chair
Dawn is a Management Consultant specialising in organisational development and interim management. After many years in the corporate sector, she moved into the charity sector in 2013. Recent roles included Interim CEO for Refugee Youth and working as an associate for The Cranfield Trust.
For many years Dawn has played a very active role in the London Amateur scene and was a trustee and chair of one of London’s most active companies, SEDOS, for many years. She was first introduced to Half Moon in 2008 when Sedos were seeking out a Charity of the Year and has been a trustee since 2009.
Mark Macey – Vice Chair
Mark has worked for the BBC for many years, as a producer and project manager across various projects in radio, TV, Children’s, Learning and Archives. He has recently been working on education projects for the museums, libraries and galleries sector.
Mark is passionate about theatre and attends productions regularly and also acts with amateur dramatic companies across London.
Sarah Nottingham – Treasurer
Sarah is a Family Law Barrister, who specialises in child law and protection. Sarah works in and around London, and has extensive experience of the East London boroughs. Prior to joining the Bar, Sarah spent four years working for specialist family law solicitors and women’s aid. Sarah has undertaken voluntary work with young people in various contexts spanning many years and completed a Masters in Applied Theatre in 2015.
Vipul is a user experience practitioner in financial services and a dance artist (contemporary and kathak).
He is drawn to the art of storytelling to strengthen human connection and community engagement. He’s currently studying a MSc in Cognition and Computation at Birkbeck University.
Kate Dorney is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre & Performance at Manchester University. She is passionate about making theatre and theatre history accessible to everyone regardless of their age, income or engagement with formal education. Before becoming a university lecturer she worked at the Victoria & Albert Museum as Senior Curator in Modern and Contemporary Performance working with artists and companies to find ways to preserve their histories and share their stories with the public. The Half Moon is Kate’s local theatre.
Ben works at a primary school in Poplar, East London. He leads early years foundation stage (EYFS), Creative Arts and is a class teacher in Reception. He has worked closely with many organisations in the arts/cultural sector in London such as the Whitechapel Gallery, the Tate Gallery, Bow Arts and as an Advocate for A New Direction. It is this passion for developing children’s engagement with culture that has led him to become a trustee at Half Moon.
Constantina has been a Drama Teacher for 11 years and currently works as the Head of Drama in a secondary school in Tower Hamlets. Alongside her undergraduate degree and PGCE in Drama, she has also completed a Masters in Education; Leading Innovation & Change. She is currently completing a BSc in psychology at the Open University. Constantina has been an advocate of Half Moon Theatre throughout her teaching years and places great value in the theatrical and cultural experiences her students have gained as a result.
Anuradha is Head of English at a sixth form college in North London. She has been coming to Half Moon for many years as an audience member and has always been impressed at how engaged the children are. Her daughters attend Half Moon Youth Theatres and they have all met people from different parts of Tower Hamlets through the theatre. Anuradha lives in Tower Hamlets
Mary Mc Colgan
Mary currently leads digital, brand and marketing activity for Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends initiative, a social action movement to change perceptions about dementia. She is a Chartered Institute of Marketing qualified marketer with several years’ experience working in the non-profit and charity sectors. Interested in the theatre’s impact for young people both locally and nationally, she joined Half Moon in 2019.
James is a social worker who has worked in mental health in the NHS for many years within various inner London boroughs. He attended the Half Moon in his teens as a participant and also worked at the theatre early in his career; and now his daughter attends the Half Moon Youth Theatre. He values how the theatre uses drama as a tool for learning and development; equipping children and young people with confidence, lifelong skills and friends. James lives in Tower Hamlets.
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