Jennifer Lafferty (she/her)
Hi I’m Jennifer! I’m a 3rd year BSc Geography student from castle college. In DST I love to act as well as try my hand at directing. As president, I am in charge of the runnings of DST. This can look like chairing meetings, liaising between members and staff or literally just being available to ask questions! I’m really excited this year to try and make DST more accessible and transform it into a society everyone feels they can be a part of! You can contact me with any questions or comments whatsoever at [email protected] 🙂
Georgia Malkin (she/they)
Hi, I’m Georgia and I’m a third-year maths student at Stevo. In DST, I do many things but love musicals especially. My role is to send the weekly email containing all the opportunities for members and take care of general admin, among other things. I also run the general DST email account so if you have any questions or just fancy a chat, you can email me on [email protected] or [email protected] 🙂
Sean Farrell (he/him)
Hiya – I’m Sean, a third year biology student at South. As DST Treasurer, my main role is to budget for the year ahead and ensure the accounts are up-to-date. I also offer advice to theatre company Treasurers and Producers regarding grant applications, show budgets and anything else financial-related! Please feel free to send any questions to [email protected]
Tia Fay (she/they)
Hi I’m Tia, a second year Visual Arts and Film student at St Chads and I’m so excited to be directing this year’s Durham Drama Festival! Within DST you’ll mostly find me directing and producing, but I also love to choreograph! For this year’s DDF I can’t wait to get stuck in to a week filled with theatre, with up to nine student written shows to get involved in, as well as plenty more theatrical opportunities throughout the festival! DDF is the perfect way to get involved in DST and if you want to know more or have any questions please feel free to contact me at [email protected]
Annie Gidney (she/her)
Outreach and Campaigns Officer
Hello! I’m Annie and I’m a second year student at John Snow College studying English. I’m so excited to be the DST Outreach Officer this year as I’ll be supporting individual theatre companies with their outreach projects as well as creating new projects and continuing existing ones involving the wider Durham community, both throughout the university and the local area. As Outreach Officer I hope to create exciting opportunities for prospective Durham students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and continue existing volunteering and charity campaigns. There’s lots to get involved with all year round if you’d like to volunteer! If you need anything, or have any ideas or are just eager to get involved, drop me a message on [email protected]
Emily Phillips (she/her)
Hey guys, I’m Emily and I’m a 2nd year Music student at Hild Bede and I’m the Events Coordinator (party planner!) this year. I’m in charge of all things social, the highlight of the year being the extravaganza that is the D’Oscars awards at the end of the year, though I have lots of new exciting ideas I want to introduce. I’ve been super involved in DST this past year, having done 11 shows !!! I’m a massive Musical Theatre fan and am treasurer of TDTC as well as being heavily involved in my college theatre society HBT, so feel free to drop me a message at [email protected] about any of the above, or with any ideas about new DST events.
Amy Shelmerdine (she/her)
Bar and Box Office Manager
Hey – I’m Amy and I’m a second year at Hild Bede studying Liberal Arts. In DST I direct, choreograph and produce. As bar and box office manager at the AR I will be keeping both running efficiently and will be scheduling shifts for those working in both the bar and box this year. Please feel free to email me with any questions at [email protected]
Harry Clipston (he/him)
Hey everyone, I’m Harry, a 4th year Maths and Computer Scientist at Butler. As Technical Manager, I’m in charge of managing the tech at DST! My role is focused around the technical side of theatre, including tech training, tech workshops, show-specific tech needs, and helping to maintain DSTs technical inventory. I’ll be sending weekly tech emails with all the tech-pportunities in, which you can sign up to at any training, drop-in, or workshop session, or by dropping me an email at [email protected]
Whatever your experience level, I’d love for you to get involved, there’s no need to have done it before to get stuck in!
Florence Lunnon (she/her)
Ello Ello! I’m Flo and I am the Publicity Officer for this year! I am going into my final year as a Liberal Arts Student from Castle and I have been an active member of DST since getting to University. My role is to run all the DST social media platforms, making sure you’re aware of important announcements within our society, aswell as publicising our many shows, socials and volunteering/workshop opportunities. Alongside this, a big part of my role is ensuring DST maintains cohesive and consistent branding, so if you’re working on a show and have a poster – I’m sure you will come across me! I’m nice and I love coffee, if you need me please contact me at [email protected]
Amy Davis (she/her)
Hi, my name’s Amy and I’m a third year English Literature student from John Snow College. During my time at Durham I have always been involved in DST. Although I occasionally spread into the backstage world I love being on stage, both singing and acting. Through my job as Workshops Secretary I look forward to encouraging an opening introduction between first years and existing members of DST. My main aim this year is to involve as many professional workshops as possible and give students an opportunity to explore some drama school experiences.
If you’d like to propose a workshop, or have any questions about workshops and DST, then please feel free to contact me at [email protected].
Rachel Wilkinson (she/her)
First Night Editor
Hi! I’m Rachel and I’m a second year at Josephine Butler college studying English Literature. In DST so far I’ve taken on a range of prod team roles, mostly producing and directing, and have been in the cast of both plays and musicals. My role as First Night Editor includes editing and posting reviews for every DST show, and creating the termly newsletter. I hope to encourage as many new people as possible to get involved- simply join the Facebook group and secure your free press ticket! Also make sure to look out for reviewing workshops, and feel free to contact me with any questions at [email protected]
Olga Kwan (she/they)
Welfare & Inclusivity Officer
Hello! I’m Olga, a second year at Grey doing Philosophy and Psychology. You can find me doing all sorts of things around DST, including directing, acting, and teching! As welfare and inclusivity officer, I’m here to help make sure that everyone is having a good time doing DST and that no one feels overworked or excluded within the process, especially people from groups traditionally marginalised within theatre. If you have any concerns or suggestions regarding welfare and inclusivity, you can reach me at dst.welfareinclusivity.ac.uk