CEO & Executive Producer
Philanthropy & Sponsorship Manager
Creative Learning Manager
Marketing & Communications Manager
Saadia Ahmed is a writer, vlogger, blogger, storyteller, and voice over artist who has worked with children for over five years. Despite graduating as an architect, Saadia decided to pursue her passion for teaching creative writing and drama to children. She was among the founding members of a theatre group in Pakistan and has worked actively for human rights through storytelling.
Asha is a performer, theatre maker, musician and teacher (specialising in early childhood education). She has written, produced and performed in pieces for Perth’s Fringe World Festival and Perth International Arts Festival.
With qualifications in Psychology, Youth Work and Teaching, Asha has a passion for working with and empowering young people. As a Teaching Artist, she enjoys combining her understanding of child development with her skills and knowledge in The Arts to facilitate safe, exciting and inspiring workshops.
Miles is a highly-skilled theatre director, writer, facilitator and educator with local and international experience. Prior to moving to Perth from UK in 2015, Miles ran a youth theatre program in East London for 6 years.
Miles has a Masters in Applied Theatre (Drama in Educational, Community & Social Contexts) from Goldsmiths College London and his experience in theatre has led him to train and work with National Theatre UK, NIDA, WAAPA and Propel Youth Arts.
Anna enjoys sharing acting tools to create a structure for the imagination and creativity of young people. She has worked with Barking Gecko, both acting and running workshops and performed in My Space Too, Magnasonic, Danny In Trouble, Silverfish, Frog Opera, Way Home, The Troll From The Bowl, Two Unreal Stories, and conducted workshops in both metropolitan and regional areas.
Georgia is an actor, theatre maker, producer and educator. She has been nominated for Equity Guild/PAWA Awards four times and Best Individual Performance The Blue Room Theatre Awards twice.
“I love working with the Gecko Ensembles. Working with kids reminds me how important it is to play and it really informs the work I make for children and families.”
Mararo is a Kenyan born writer, performer and media graduate. He believes in the strength and importance of storytelling; and is attracted to stories that deal with struggles of this generation, and the challenges we encounter in an age of propaganda and myths that continue to perpetuate hatred, ignorance and selfishness.
Michelle has worked at Pegasus Theatre where she was the Youth Arts Team Leader and developed new creative learning programs to enable theatre, community and school-based learning through the arts. She also worked with Oxford Youth Theatre for 8 years as a tutor-director, making theatre for and with young people aged 6 to 26.
Mark is a performer, musician, writer, director and educator. Mark is the founder of Whiskey & Boots and his current performance focus is storytelling with music. Most recently Mark was seen in THE ONE, The Subiaco Theatre Festival, Melbourne Fringe and was a performer in Perth Theatre Company’s White Rabbit Red Rabbit.