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Trustee - Simon Stephens

Simon is a theatre and arts education practitioner whose career to date has been focused on working with young people and early career artists who are developing their careers in the performing arts.  

Currently, Simon is Participation Producer at the Almeida Theatre, before joining the Almeida Simon worked at the BRIT School for fifteen years including eight years as Director of Theatre.

A graduate of the University of Derby and Guildford School of Acting Simon also holds a Masters in Shakespeare and Theatre from the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute.

What motivated you to join the Oxford School of Drama Board of Trustees? 

I have spent much of my career engaged with actor training and artist development. I was motivated to join the board of trustees so that I use my knowledge and expertise in this area to support, contribute and advocate for an organisation that trains outstanding actors.

What would you like to contribute or achieve as part of your role? 

I would like to support the school in its ambitions to offer world class training to students irrespective of background. I hope to contribute to efforts to remove barriers to prospective students and ensure once at the school students have a creative, inclusive and safe space to access excellent twenty-first century actor training.