meet the team

Yasmeen Arden - Artistic Director

Robyn Bennett - Associate Producer

Charlotte Higgins - Actor

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 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 recent production of Nest by award winning Australian writer Katy Warner, was described as 'one of the highlights' of Vault Festival 2018. http://www.thereviewshub.com/nest-vault-festival-london/


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.  

Robyn Bennett - Associate Producer

Robyn is currently the Stage One Trainee Producer at Watford Palace Theatre. 


Robyn 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: The State We’re In and On The Line. 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 a sell-out revival of Dr Angelus (Finborough Theatre), The State We’re In, BU21:RWR (Theatre503) and On The Line (Merge Festival 2016). As Associate Producer Years of Sunlight, Screens (Theatre503) and Your Ever Loving (Theatre N16). As assistant at Tara Finney Productions The Acedian Pirates (Theatre503), MUTED (The Bunker) and good dog (Watford Palace Theatre & National Tour).  

Charlotte Higgins - Actor

 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: 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) 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.She can be heard playing Siri and other parts in the radio play David Rathband by Christopher Hogg which will be released in Spring 2017

Small Truth Collaborators

Jamie Arden - Executive Producer & Company Director

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

The Small Truth Theatre Collective

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

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