Collaborators in 2021
Writer, Director, Theatre Maker
Calum Moore

Calum Moore is a Glasgow-based Writer, Director and Theatre Maker currently pursuing his Masters at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 

Artistically, he seeks to explore the boundaries of verse drama, and, as such, his writing favours emphasis on rhythm and lyrical wordplay. 

Most recently, he has thoroughly enjoyed being a writer with the Scottish Youth Theatre on 2020 Stories project (2020-2021).

Calum is a writer in our 'Let's Talk' Monologue Series - a series engaging with the topic of mental health. Calum wrote 'The Firework Heart' for the series which explores BiPolar.

Actor & Creative
Cara Watson

Cara Watson is an actor and creative originally from Fife. 

She trained at the MGA Academy of Performing Arts and graduated with a first class honours in Acting in 2019.

Since then she has co-created an all female theatre company called 'Untie My Tongue' which she is excited to launch with their first production later this year. 

Cara love to explore conventions within her work, whether it be writing or acting, she is always looking for new and powerful stories to shine light on.

Cara is a writer in our 'Let's Talk Monologue Series - a series engaging with the topic of mental health. Cara wrote 'Becoming Dust' as part of the series.

Actor & Writer
Chelsea Grace

Chelsea Grace is an enthusiastic Highlander now based in Glasgow. She is an actor and writer who utilises performing and writing as a form of activism and a way of educating herself about all walks of life.

She has recently had her short play 'What's a Brexit' published on Play, Pie and a Pint's social media platforms. She has also became a member of the first Sanctuary Queer Artists Young Company. Chelsea enjoys working across stage, screen and voice over but is always working on new ways to grow her skill set and experiences. 

Chelsea worked with at the root for the 2020 Winter Monologue series and wrote 'Who Doesn't Love Turtles?' performed by Ryan Young from our Adult Acting Group and was a Guest Workshop Leader on our 2021 Creative Writing Workshops.

Actor, Musician and Voice Artist
Eddy MacKenzie

Eddy is an actor, musician, and voice artist currently based in Glasgow.

He likes to talk loudly, and write silly songs, and refuses to accept he is too old for TikTok. 

We welcomed Eddy along to our Adult Acting Group as a panelist in our mock auditions. He gave fantastic feedback to our participants, encouraged them to develop their craft and was a great presence in the process.

Playwright, Screen Writer & Actor

Photo: JLD Photography

G.R. Greer

G.R. is a gay Scottish playwright, screenwriter and actor who resides in Glasgow.

G.R. graduated from Queen Margaret University's BA (Hons) Drama and Performance course with a First-Class Honours Degree in 2016. The same year he began his MLitt in Playwriting and Screenwriting at The University of St Andrews where he graduated in December 2017.

He likes to write in his mother tongue; Scots and likes to explore the darkest parts of the human psyche and experience by examining how society views taboo subjects.

G.R. is a writer in our 'Let's Talk' Monologue Series - a series engaging with the topic of mental health. G.R. wrote 'Flying Bird' as part of the series.

Jade McDonald

Jade has been cutting her teeth on the stage since she was ten years old, with the help of the Kirkintilloch Players Amateur Dramatics Society, who gave her the opportunity to compete in SCDA competitions, where she won awards for both her acting and writing capabilities.

She graduated from Glasgow Kelvin College with an HND in Acting and Performance in 2018. She then continued her studies at Queen Margaret and Edinburgh Napier on the BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen course where she graduated with a first class in 2020. She has performed at the fringe for the past two years and has recently earned her first professional voice over credit.

Jade worked as an audition panelist with our Adult Acting Group and is an actor in our Let's Talk Series in May 2021.

Performer & Movement Director
Nichole Cook

Nichole Cook is a performer, movement director and workshop facilitator based in Falkirk and working across Scotland.


She co-founded the Regal Youth Company (now at the root) alongside Matthew in 2015.


Since then she has become a member of the National Youth Theatre, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and worked as a freelancer in schools and creative learning programmes in community and professional settings.

Nichole collaborated with us in 2021 by leading a Movement Workshop Series in the Spring.

Actor, Writer & Producer
Rachel Flynn

Rachel Flynn is an actor, writer and producer based in Edinburgh. 

She is co-founder of Interabang Productions. Interabang Productions produces high quality theatre and film productions.


Her debut play, Being Liza, received five star acclaim at Just Festival at Edinburgh Fringe. She is currently studying an MLitt in Playwriting and Screenwriting at St Andrew's University. She previously studied Musical Theatre.

Rachel has worked with us regularly on projects like our 2020 Winter Series and was a Guest Workshop Leader on our Creative Writing Short Series.

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