Team 2engage

Company Directors

Ed Morris

Ed, from Haslington in South Cheshire, finished his A-Levels at Sandbach School for boys and moved on to study Performing Arts with Computer Science at Liverpool University, on the Chester College campus. He has a Masters Degree in Professional Practice and lectures for the University of Chester Performing Arts Department. His interests include rowing, cycling, football, graphic and digital design, music and live performance. He is particularly interested in using applied theatre in community and educational settings to create space for positive change and understanding.

Phil Goss

Phil, originally from Leeds, finished his A-Levels and studied Single Honours Theatre Studies at Chester College (University of Liverpool). After graduating, he completed his PGCE in further and Higher Education and has a Masters Degree in Performance Practice. His interests include football, squash, music and charity work. Phil is especially interested in the comedy aspects of theatre, in particular; Stand Up Comedy as Brechtian Performance and Boal’s Theatre for Change.

Non Executive Director

Jane Loudon

Background Info:
Jane Loudon was a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Chester until her retirement in 2014. Jane now holds a consultative role for 2engage and helps drive new projects with a focus on improving communities.

After training at Bretton Hall (Leeds University) she used drama in community and outreach projects at Barnsley College and Liverpool Hope University. Her work has more recently internationalised through links with the British Council, the Educational Drama Association of Romania (2000-2009), SOS Children’s Villages -Malawi (1999-2009) and the Tibetan Homes Foundation -India (2003).

Other Staff

Here at 2engage performing arts, we believe our success lies in our unique approach to the work we do. We’re energetic, engaging and above all enthusiastic about what we do.

When we call on others to deliver workshops, or perform in; whether you’re a photographer or a dancer, we like confident individuals who want to develop their skills and are passionate about the arts… a bit like these guys below. So if you think you’re cut out for the creative industries, get in touch.

Louise Evans

Background Info:
After gaining an honorary degree in Theatre studies, Louise joined 2engage as a freelance actress, along with a number of other Theatre organisations. Louise is also the co-director of ‘Hay-Lo Theatre’ and writes plays in her spare time. More recently, Louise has received Arts Council funding for a new piece to work with John Godber and hopes to tour the UK soon.

Hayley Riley

Background Info:
Actress, workshop facilitator and project manager. As well as having a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies, Hayley also holds a level 5 diploma in teaching (HE). Hayley is interested in the application of theatre as a means to raise awareness using real life stories and theatre in community settings to create positive change. Hayley is also the co-founder of ‘HayLo’ Theatre Company and has recently worked alongside John Godber.