Meet the team

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Yasmeen Arden Artistic Director

Yasmeen trained at East15, RCCSD, Young Vic and is currently mentored by Elen Bowman at Living Pictures. 


She has directed full length, short plays and rehearsed readings at a variety of theatres. 


Directing credits include: 

The Ballad of Knotty Hull  by Olivia Mace (Portobello Winter Weekend Festival), Caterpillar by Alison Carr (Theatre503/Stephen Joseph Theatre), Nest by Katy Warner (Vaults Festival '18), The multi award winning The Three Sillies (Arcola Theatre/Somersault Fest/Tour), Poking the Bear by Chris Bush (Theatre503), Elexion by Chloe Todd Fordham (Theatre503), Over The Hill There's Something Better by Sharon Clarke (New Diorama), Dead Yard by Matthew Taylor (Arcola Theatre - Playwrought/Arcola LAB), We Are Beautiful by Brian Eley (Catalyst Festival/Mountview), On The Line by Aled Pedrick (Ivy House/Merge Festival/Platform Southwark/Arcola), The Unfortunates (Imagine Watford Festival for Watford Palace Theatre), Mirrorball by Anthony Bull (Etcetera and Latitude Fest), Jim Darke by Rich Thornton (Site Specific/Immersive production at The Breakfast Club in Angel), Little White Lies by James Paul Avery (Waterloo East). 


Yasmeen is currently developing a number of new projects and recently directed Theatre503's '503Five' writer Christopher Hogg on his recent TEDx Talk.  


Yasmeen is also a reader & scout for Theatre503 and has recently curated one of their famous Rapid Write Responses.  


Yasmeen also directs LAMDA at the prestigious St Pauls Girls School in London. 

Robyn Bennett Associate Producer

Originally from the North of England, Robyn is a Theatre Producer with a particular interest in new writing with a social conscience. 


Robyn is currently Production Assistant at The Old Vic Theatre, London.


Robyn previously trained at Theatre503 where she undertook an assistant producer residency working on over nine productions. Whilst there she met with Small Truth Theatre and they have since collaborated on two sell-out productions: On The Line (Merge Festival and Arcola) and Robyn as lead producer on NEST  (VAULT Festival).


Previous to her current role at the Old Vic, Robyn was Assistant Producer at National Youth Music Theatre. Prior to that she secured the Stage One Regional Producer placement with Watford Palace Theatre.

After finishing her placement in Watford, Robyn then became a freelance theatre producer and also assistant producer at Tara Finney Productions, were she was also a shortlist producer for OV12, 2016.


Producing credits include: 

Lippy (Brighton Fringe), nest (VAULT Festival), Years of Sunlight (Theatre503), Dr Angelus (Finborough Theatre), On The Line (Merge Festival 2016), Screens (Theatre503), 

Block9, Roundhouse & David Rosenberg Installation (Glastonbury Festival 2016), The State We're In (Theatre503), Your Ever Loving (Theatre N16) 

Assistant Producing credits: Super Hero (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds; Curve, Leicester and The Rose Theatre, Kingston), A Little Princess, The Beautiful Game, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (The Other Palace).

Assistant Producing credits for Tara Finney Productions include: The Acedian Pirates (Theatre503), Arinzé Kene's good dog (Watford Palace Theatre & UK Tour) MUTED (Bunker Theatre).

Assistant Producing credits for Theatre503 include Clickbait, Four Play, BU21, We Wait In Joyful Hope, and Jelly Beans.


https://www.robynbennett.co.uk/

Charlotte Higgins Performer

 Charlotte is a graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Since graduating she has worked on a number of projects, focusing predominately on new writing. 


Her recent credits include: 

Jade in Nest by Katy Warner (Vaults Festival 2018 for Small Truth Theatre), Jackie in On the Line (Small Truth Theatre, tour), Juliet, Miranda and Beatrice for BBC Bitesize Shakespeare (BBC + A Productions), Eve in ADA/M (entreZ, VR pilot), Chloe in Viking Seige (Tornado Films), Tia in Locks – State We’re In (Theatre503), Rose in Little White Lies (Waterloo East for Small Truth Theatre), Mirrorball (Etcetera Theatre and Latitude Festival for Small Truth Theatre and Arcola) and Chloe in The Man Who Left is Not The Man Who Came Back (Farnham Maltings, R+D). Charlotte is also a regular performer for the improvisation company Gingerline.


Charlotte can be heard playing Siri and other parts in the radio play David Rathband by Christopher Hogg that was released to critical acclaim in Spring 2017 winning a BAFTA. 

Small Truth Collaborators

Jamie Arden - Executive Producer & Company Director

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Jamie is an experienced Producer, Theatre-maker and senior arts leader, having managed some of the most dynamic arts organisations in the UK.  


Jamie is currently Executive Director of Watford Palace Theatre, a 600 seat ACE NPO and premier regional producing theatre in Hertfordshire. Jamie is also Director of two major international outdoor performance festivals Imagine Watford and Imagine Luton.  


Prior to that his recent roles have ranged from General Manager at Arcola Theatre, Head of Operations & Head of Public Events at Shakespeare's Globe, National Programmes Manager for Anne Frank Trust UK/Anne Frank House, through to roles as diverse as Senior Manager for Perform Drama Schools, Manager at the Playhouse Theatre in the West End and Company Director of Realeyes Theatre Company.  


Jamie originally trained at East 15 Drama School under Founder Margaret Walker (born out of Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop) and his varied career has seen him as freelance Performer, Director and Producer in the past for various arts organisations and theatre productions. 


Jamie is also a Fellow of the Imperial War Museum in London.        

SMALL TRUTH - Collective Artists

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The Small Truth Theatre Collective

We work with a number of regular and brilliant creative collaborators, who form the wider Small Truth Theatre Collective. 

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The collective include...

Holly Pigott, Aled Pedrick, Judith Amsenga, Jac Cooper, Nick Ash, Becky Kitter, Dominik Golding, Arthur McBain, Jeremy Hancock, Alice Cade, Arran Glass, James Robert Moore, Jonathan Holby, James Paul Avery, Kevin Potton, Kristina Epenetos, Gracie Goldman, Jill Riddiford, Matthew Turner, Fabia Turner, Katy Warner, Alison Carr, Michelle Barnette, Jonathan Holby, Anthony Bull, Apple of My Eye, Julia Faulkner, Guy Warren-Thomas, Dan Connolly, James Harrison, Nita Mistry, Dayo Koleosho, Lewis Barfoot, Frank Wurzinger, Lizzie Wort, Jessica Dives, Susan Lee Burton, Robin Linde, Felix O'Brien, Jon-Jack Baldwin, Penny Lisle, Tricia Kelly, Alan Mahon, Ben Jacobs