Alyson Evans – Drama Development Worker
I studied for four years at Bridgend College where I gained a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts and a HND in Community Theatre. From there, I spent a year at the University of Glamorgan where I achieved a BA(hons) in Theatre Studies. During my studies I volunteered for local theatre companies where I started working with young people and gained an interest in Community Arts. This also meant I had the chance to take part in exchanges to Estonia and Romania, giving me an insight to drama from around the world.
Since obtaining my degree, I’ve worked freelance, both as a facilitator and actor in schools. I spent summer 2007 in New York where I spent 3 months as an Assistant Director at Frenchwoods Festival of Performing Arts. This gave me a whole new experience of working with large casts on full-scale Broadway productions. I first started as a volunteer for Valley and Vale in 2002, so I am very excited to become part of the team.