Meet our core team, artists & associates.

Richard Oyarzabal
Executive Director

Richard is an experienced senior manager in the cultural and events sector. He has delivered complex initiatives and events with a range of partners including national orchestras, national and regional homelessness organisations and the private sector. He is experienced at creating financially sustainable business models, securing funding from the statutory sector and trusts and foundations and developing and managing dynamic results driven teams.

Kirsty Pennycook
Artistic Director

Kirsty is a theatre director and facilitator specialising in community engagement, and is passionate about removing barriers to the arts for communities around the UK. She is experienced at creating arts programmes that centre people first, and that aim to make people’s lives more enjoyable! She creates sensory theatre for audiences with complex disabilities, and for early years audiences too. With particular focus of working with learning disabled participants, looked after children and intergenerational groups, Kirsty’s work always responds to the people she is working with.

Sarah Jacques
General Manager

Since returning to the UK from Greece, Sarah has produced two pieces of original work with Armley Peoples Theatre. She is the Treasurer for local community group SHEnanigans and enjoys making costumes in her spare time.