Gabriella Sills

Gabriella Sills

President

Hi, I’m Gabbie, a third-year English student from John’s. I predominately direct, choreograph and produce within DST and also loved running DDF last year. As President, my role encompasses aiding the everyday running and management of DST as a whole. This year I am particularly keen to make sure Covid measures do not infringe or detriment the amazing student work that is produced in our society and look for new and exciting ways for us all to continue to create theatre. Please email me at [email protected] if you have any questions!

Hollie Galpin-Mitchell

Hollie Galpin-Mitchell

Secretary

Hiya, I’m Hollie, and among other things, I’m in charge of the weekly email that comes your way every week. I collate all the info we have on performances, auditions and other assorted opportunites so that you guys never miss out! I’m also you’re first point of call for any genreal inquirins so please feel free to drop me a line on [email protected]

Anna Bodrenkova

Anna Bodrenkova

Technical Manager

Hi, I’m Anna Bodrenkova, a third year Liberal Arts student. I am usually involved with shows as technical director, though I also write plays and make puppets. 

My role as technical manager includes providing tech-related advice and support, running termly technical training, maintaining our centralised store of technical equipment, and more broadly representing technician’s interests in the DST community. If you have any tech questions or problems, don’t hesitate to get in touch! 

Alexander Cohen

Alexander Cohen

Festivals Secretary

I am this year’s DDF director. I study philosophy and am in my third year. I have directed produced and acted in a handful of plays at Durham. I am hoping that this year’s DDF will be the highlight of the DST calender and will signal a return to normality after the epidemic. Fingers crossed. 

Issy Flower

Issy Flower

Workshops Secretary

Hi, I’m Issy, I’m a third year English student from Castle and this is my second round of being workshops secretary!! To propose a workshop or just have a chat about DST (I’ve done way too much of it) please drop a message at [email protected]

Sophie Tice

Sophie Tice

First Night Editor

Hi everyone! My name is Sophie, and I am so excited to be the First Night Editor for this year. I am a second-year History student at St Mary’s, and I’ve been involved in DST as an actor and assistant producer so far. First Night is DST’s publication and – being completely unbiased – the premier source of theatrical journalism in Durham. As Editor, I will be coordinating reviews for every production this year, as well as providing some fascinating features, interviews and the First Night Newsletter. 

Please get involved and join the First Night Facebook group if you’d like to write for First Night – with a free ticket included!

Aaron Rozanski

Aaron Rozanski

Bar Manager

Hi everyone, I manage the bar this year which means I’m in charge of organising training and rota-ing to keep the bar open and serving you lovely people. Obviously things are on hold currently, but once we’re back, we’ll be better than ever!

Francesca Haydon-White

Francesca Haydon-White

Treasurer

As treasurer I look after all the DST finances. This means amongst others I’m in charge of things like the yearly budget, grants and funds, coding xero to keep track of our expenses and answering any financial queries or questions you may have!
Not sure if you need any other info about me but I’m Frankie, I’m a third year philosopher and I’m in Hilde Bede!
Alesya Matyukhina

Alesya Matyukhina

Publicity Officer

Hello! I’m a second year History Student at St Aidan’s and I’m in charge of publicity which essentially means that I am responsible for how DST is presented on social media. I also make sure that shows are publicised within the correct DST guidelines so that theatre companies do not get fined. The DS’T’ podcast is also something I help run and is a fun way to find out more about different shows and DST in general. If you have any questions about publicity, email me at [email protected]

Niamh Hanns

Niamh Hanns

Events Coordinator

I’m Niamh, a master’s student in Medieval and Early Modern Studies here at Durham. I’m your Events Coordinator for this year, so I have the task of helping us all stay social during what is sure to be an unusual year. One of my main jobs is organising the D’Oscars, DST’s annual awards ceremony and ball. Fingers crossed we’ll all be able to get together in person next summer and celebrate an amazing year of theatre! If you have any questions or suggestions for this year, you can contact me at [email protected]

Harry Jenkins

Harry Jenkins

Outreach and Campaigns Officer

Hello! I’m Harry, and I’m this year’s Outreach and Campaigns Officer. I’m a fourth-year Liberal Arts student from Van Mildert College. 

My role is to help manage and take on projects that enhance the DST experience, by building connections with the wider university, city and local area. I also run campaigns like Wellbeing at Centre Stage that support DST members’ needs and interests.

If you have any questions or ideas about outreach and campaigns, or a project you’d like to promote, please do let me know!