PENNY BREAKWELL - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Penny was a founder member of West End Arts Centre in Hampshire which is still a popular touring venue in the South East. She was Associate Director of Reunion Theatre Company and has directed plays for theatre, television and radio. Notably ‘VE NIght’ and ‘The Night John’ by Peter Terson, both of which were performed in Chichester before going on a national tour. She has worked in Repertory Theatre, Community Centres and Festivals.
She moved in to Theatre in Education as an actor and director and worked at South Hill Park, Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and now runs Big Window Theatre Company of which she is a founder member. She also taught dramatic arts and theatre skills at Suffolk College and Blundeston Prison. A spell in local politics in Ipswich gave her less time for directing for a while but she is very happy to be back and working in theatre for young people. In her spare time she works as a role play actor teaching communication skills.