The DST Committee is made up of students who manage the society and provide services for its 600 members. Information about the team is included below, including their particular responsibilities and contact details.

Executive Committee

Emma-Louise Howell

Emma-Louise Howell

President

Hello! I’m Emma, your DST President for this year. When I’m not in plays, I’m studying them for my English degree and I’m here to look after all things DST and ensure we keep producing high quality theatre. My members are my main priority so if you need anything please feel free to drop me an email or catch me at a drop in session.

Contact: dst.president@durham.ac.uk

Katie O'Toole

Katie O'Toole

Secretary

Hi, I’m Katie and I’m a third-year Psychology student from Van Mildert. As Secretary, my main responsibility is looking after the organisation of the society, as well as ensuring the smooth running of The Assembly Room Theatre’s Box Office. If you’re interested in becoming a Box Office Volunteer or have any DST-related questions, don’t hesitate to email me!

Contact: student.theatre@durham.ac.uk

 

Becca Rickwood

Becca Rickwood

Treasurer

Hi, I’m Becca and I’m responsible for all of DST’s finances. I ensure that theatre companies’ accounts are in order and am responsible for all repayments to DST’s members and its external bodies. If you are a theatre company treasurer or producer feel free to message me for any budgeting advice or information about funding opportunities.

Contact: dst.treasurer@durham.ac.uk

Alok Kumar

Alok Kumar

Technical Manager

Hey I’m Alok! I’m a third year engineer from Hatfield. I take care of all the technical elements of student theatre, so that’s basically everything that’s not producing, directing or acting. I run termly tech training sessions and help everyone with their tech struggles! For more information about getting involved in tech click here.

Contact: dst.technical@durham.ac.uk

Standing Committee

Christie Clark

Christie Clark

Internal Hires Co-ordinator

Hi, I’m Christie and I look after the internal hires for DST productions from the Props and Costumes store, as well as technical hires from the Module. These can be hired by internal and external companies. Please note however that I do not arrange for the hire of the theatre.

Helena Trebichavska

Helena Trebichavska

Internal Hires Maintenance and Development Manager

Hi, I’m Helena, a second-year combined honours student from Hild Bede. I’m responsible for keeping the props, costumes and furniture in the Assembly Rooms organised so feel free to contact me if you have any queries.

Sophie Washington-Sare

Sophie Washington-Sare

Public Relations Officer

Hi, I’m Sophie and I’m a second-year History student from Castle. As this year’s Public Relations Officer, I’ll be organising the centralised publicity for everything going on within DST, as well as supporting our theatre companies with their publicity and liaising with our external contacts. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me!

Sophie Wright

Sophie Wright

Festivals Secretary

Hi, I’m Sophie. I’m a finalist from Mary’s doing Sociology, and I drink a lot of tea. My job is to help organise all things festivals. This means everything from Edinburgh Fringe to the National Student Drama Festival – but my biggest project is Durham Drama Festival! If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Mally Capstick

Mally Capstick

Socials and Workshops Secretary

Hi, I’m Mally and I’m a second-year English Literature student at Castle. I’ll be organising the DST socials this year, including the D’Oscars (our annual awards ceremony and ball). I will also be in charge of workshops, which are great opportunities to expand a current theatrical interest or introduce you to a new one. Please do get in touch if you have any questions!

Lucy Knight

Lucy Knight

First Night Editor

Hello! I’m Lucy and I’m a finalist studying English at Trevs. As First Night Editor, I’m responsible for organising reviewers for all DST productions, and producing the termly e-magazine. I will also be organising reviewing workshops, and a Reviewer of the Year competition. If you’re interested in writing for First Night, or have any ideas about how we can add to the journalistic side of DST, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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