Introducing the team

Artistic Director
Rosanna Sloan

Rosanna trained as an actress and director on Rose Brufords’ European Theatre Arts course, specialising in devising theatre.

 

She also trained in puppetry making and manipulation at D.A.M.U. in Prague, before working in arts administration and marketing for organisations such as the Barbican Centre and The Spark Arts for Children.

Rosanna has directed all of Unexpected Places performances alongside running a performing arts education company Light UP. Light UP is a not for profit organisation that supports young people to shine on and off the stage.

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Courtney Fayle
General Manager

Courtney studied a BFA in Theatre Management and Productions at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, graduating with a Magna Cum Laude in 2009. She went on to become the Managing Director of SouthWisco KidStage, an after-school franchise where she worked as both a manager and teacher, before moving to England in 2014.  

Working as the General Manager of Unexpected Places, as well as managing their educational strand Light UP, makes Courtney instrumental in ensuring the delivery of inclusive, high-quality and unexpected performances.

Producer
Becky Mills

Becky trained on the APT course at Rose Bruford and with renowned acting coaches Bernard Hiller and Mark McGann. 

Becky has worked in the arts for the last 6 years- including General Manager and Stage Manager for Wet Picnic, Project Assistant for Bicycle Ballet, Development Officer for The Grange Festival as well as teaching for different youth theatres in Hampshire. 

Becky works as an actor and director for various companies across Hampshire. Becky is also the Artistic Director and Founder of Curious Pheasant Theatre, who specialise in exploring traditional pieces of theatre in non-traditional ways.

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Creative Content Producer
Caroline James

Caroline’s two main passions are film and theatre. She undertook Acting LAMDA classes while at school, before going on to study Film Studies at the University of Surrey.

After graduating, Caroline worked as a freelance film editor and animator. She has extensive creative marketing experience, gained through work with community cinemas, film festivals and art organisations.

Working with Unexpected Places as a Creative Content Producer, Caroline’s varied work includes creating videos for Light UP’s social media, filming performances and leading workshops teaching students how to make their own stop motion animations.​

Youth Theatre and Outreach Officer
Rosie Peters

Graduating with a BA (Hons) in Drama at the University of Exeter, Rosie has gone on to work with young people as a director, musical director and practitioner. She enjoys everything from creating large scale productions, to pretending to be a tree in a weekly session.

As Unexpected Places and Light UP's Youth Theatre and Outreach Officer, Rosie is dedicated to ensuring that every young person we work with gains invaluable skills and, most importantly, has a lot of fun!

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Alice Jenkinson
Marketing Manager

Alice is a marketing specialist, fiction writer, gardener and stargazer. 

After graduating in English Language and Linguistics in 2012, Alice built up the marketing department for an IT company from scratch.

She joined the Unexpected Places team as Marketing Manager in May 2021 to help spread the word about the fantastic work the team take out into the community.

 

With a passion for storytelling and a keen interest in the creative arts, Alice uses her marketing experience to make sure everyone knows what we're all about!

Freelance Artists

Unexpected Places are lucky to work with a number of freelance actors, directors and creatives. Most recently we have been working with:

 

Troy Chessman an actor who has worked with us on Blighty One and Looking Down on Me. 

Amy Pattison an independent producer and practitioner. 

Corrinne Curtis an actress who has worked with us on Blighty One and From Scraps. 

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