Creative Associates

Jermyn Street Theatre’s year long attachment programme for theatremakers.

Jermyn Street Theatre’s Creative Associates Programme is a year-long development programme for theatremakers.

The programme seeks to transform the careers of early-career, underrepresented theatre freelancers through a series of paid development opportunities. The programme works with ten emerging artists from writing, directing, design, and producing backgrounds to shape and strengthen their artistic voice and launch them into the industry.

The programme has five pillars: Learning, Developing, Assisting, Mentoring, and Platforming - vital steps in an artist's development. Having completed the programme, our Creative Associates graduate into the industry with their skills enriched, their resilience strengthened and their network transformed.

This programme is generously supported by Philip Carne MBE and Christine Carne, The Noël Coward Foundation, The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, the Maria Björnson Memorial Fund, The Fenton Arts Trust, and by everyone who donated to our Christmas auction. The programme is also supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.





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Brigitte Adela

Brigitte is a theatre director, facilitator and sound artist. Her practice is making new work through devising.
She is an associate maker at Coney and Creative Producer for Community Engagement at artsdepot.

Douglas Baker

Douglas is a disabled, multi-award winning, interdisciplinary theatre director. He blends live performance with video and interactive animation under the name So It Goes and also works as a video and creative captions designer.

Safaa Benson-Effiom

Safaa is an award-winning playwright and theatre maker from London. She has previously been part of the Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab, Tamasha Playwrights’, BBC Writersroom - London Voices, and is currently developing a new play for Soho Theatre.

Antonia Georgieva

Antonia is a creative producer with experience across theatre and film in the UK and internationally. She specialises in subversive new writing and adaptations that challenge the dominant narratives and is passionate about interdisciplinary performance that engages audiences in novel ways.


Ben Grant

Ben is an interdisciplinary artist, specialising in directing, writing and performance. Previously the Resident Director at the Oxford Playhouse and Magdalen College School, he is now Co-Artistic Director of Electrick Village Theatre Company, a Rifco associate and directs at the Identity School of Acting.


Laura Howard

Laura is a Lighting Designer who trained at LAMDA and was a recipient of the William and Katherine Longman Charitable Trust Scholarship. They primarily work on new writing that accelerates underrepresented voices and have worked as an assistant, associate and lead designer, from Fringe to the West End.






Natalie Johnson

Natalie is a Set and Costume Designer from Newcastle upon Tyne. Natalie has worked both freelance and previously as part of the resident design team at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool. Her work has spanned theatre, musicals, dance and film.





Bella Kear

Bella is a Sound Designer who enjoys working on new writing. Currently based in London and Hertfordshire, she enjoys working with live music and musicians alongside her sound design to tell stories in a non-traditional way.

Jaisal Marmion

Jaisal is a writer from London interested in exploring issues around identity, multiculturalism and racism, and telling stories related to the Indian and Irish diasporas. He studied at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, was part of Bold Theatre’s Playwrights scheme and is currently a Rifco associate.





Aida Rocci

Aida is a director and dramaturg who seeks to discover new ways of belonging by celebrating otherness. Originally from Spain, she trained at the American Repertory Theater, Moscow Art Theatre, and RCSSD and has worked in adaptation, new writing, opera, and cabaret.

Amma Afi Osei
Gabriella Bird
Layla Bradbeer
Krystal Campbell
Becca Chadder
Definitely Fine - Stella Green, Emily Hamilton, Freddie Cotton
Terri Donovan
Millie Gaston
Catja Hamilton
Phoebe Hyder
Somebody Jones
Hannah Kumari
Chirag Lobo
Hana Pascal Keegan
Caitlin Mawhinney
Theresa Pine
Elliot Pritchard
Camila Robinson-Rodriguez
Darren Sinnot
Ali Taie
Jo Walker
Khadifa Wong
Imy Wyatt Corner


Martin Docherty, Sinéad Cusack, Frankie Wilson, Michael Nardone, Trevor Laird in Stitchers. Photo by Robert Workman.