2024 Festival Adjudicators
Marcia Carr MPhil(Lon),BA(Hons),ALAM,LLCM,ALCM,FRSA
Marcia trained at Royal Holloway University of London. She trained in music, dance and drama, and currently facilitates workshops and directs shows for universities, drama schools and theatre departments internationally. She is a qualified Feldenkrais Practitioner, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
She’s toured internationally, winning Best Performer, Manchester Evening News and Buxton Festival and a Time Out Critics Choice.
Marcia is Co-Artistic Director of Arts Outburst and Co-Director of the Creative Blast Company, delivering educational packages, training young people, developing choirs, Community Companies and producing shows touring nationally and internationally in both theatrical and non-theatrical environments.
She’s an Associate Artist with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, directing shows, developing workshops, on audition panels and leading training, an Adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals and Deputy Chief Examiner for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Rebecca Vines MA,FVCM,LLAM,LALAM,GSMD,ATCL,ANEA
Rebecca read journalism at Cardiff University, during which time she wrote a weekly column for The Guardian newspaper. She continues to work for a range of publications as a features writer, ghost writer, and theatre critic.
Stephen Owen BA(Hons),BA(Ed),MA,MEd,PGDip(Ed),FLCM, LRAM, LGSM(Perf), LTCL(Perf),LLCM(TD),LLAM(Hons), ATCL,CertEd(Drama)
Stephen trained as a teacher of drama, speech and movement at Trinity and All Saints’ College, University of Leeds. After qualifying, he studied with Eliner Rutherford.