Atticladder is excited to introduce the newest members of the family

After training with us on the performing arts course at Regents Theological College: Alice, Josh, Lavinia and Rosie have taken the brave step to join Atticladder as Associate Artists and continue to tell stories that change lives... and we couldn't be happier!

Rich Hasnip

Rich started acting because he loved it. That’s still why he does it. As he’s learned more about it he’s realised how much more there is to learn and this cycle of knowledge leading to confrontation with ignorance, inspiring greater learning has sustained him much of his adult life and inspires his latest venture with Ollie and Atticladder. Richard has written and/or performed for most of the leading Christian theatre companies in the country and learned valuable things from each. In 2009 he wrote a book about theatre and the church (The Mystery and the Passion: Towards a Holy Theatre published by Authentic Media) and created the BA (Hons) course in Applied Theology and Performing Arts at Regents Theological College.

Alice Sylvester

Creativity has always been Alice's greatest passion in life. From fine art, to theatre, to literature, nothing excites her more than engaging with the arts. With a desire to develop her love for acting and her faith in Christ, Alice chose to study Applied Theology and Performing Arts at Regents Theological College. Over the years she has been inspired by the endless ways in which art can impact society and influence different cultures. Alice is excited to start the next chapter of her life with Atticladder; she hopes that as her love for creativity continues to grow, she can play a part in inspiring creativity in others.

 

Lavinia Sallis

When Lavinia was six, she sang Away in A Manger at a carol concert for her local church. This started a love of performing which then resulted in her (over a decade later) starting at Regents Theological College to do a course which combined her love of performance with her love of learning more about God. At Regents she realised that making and telling good stories about people was something she was super passionate about and wanted to do more of. Then she got together with a few friends, joined Atticladder, and the rest is to be written…

 

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Ollie Ward

Josh Kennedy

Rosie Taylor

Ollie’s fascination of story and its performance fuelled an exploration of stories and the skills by which to tell them resulting in a BA from Regents in Performing Arts and theology (where he now teaches) and an MA in Contemporary Theatre Practices at the University of Worcester. As well as being just slightly above-averagely handsome and occasionally funny Ollie is a big fan of essentially anything involving people, shared experience and of course story; hence the love for theatre. Rich and Ollie founded Atticladder as a means to connect the stories they are passionate about with the people they were written for.

 

Josh has always loved experiencing stories through, books, films, TV shows, video games, music and everything else in between. In school he then discovered a love for telling them, specifically through drama and so he took every opportunity he could to learn more about how to do it well. This led him to the Performing Arts and Theology course at Regent’s, which allowed him to explore his love of drama and his Christian faith. Here he met others who loved to tell stories through drama too and so he got together with a few of them and became part of Atticladder. And the rest is still to be written…

 

Ever since she could walk and talk, Rosie has been performing little jokes, songs, dances, monologues and puppet shows for anyone who would watch and listen. All she has ever wanted was to be part of an exciting story. She considered being a Deep Sea Diver, a Politician, a Teacher and a Cheesemaker to do this. Until one day she realised, that the best way to be part of an exciting story, is to share them with other people, just like she had always loved doing. So she came to Regents Theological College and studied Applied Theology and Performing Arts. There she met lots of wonderful people, amongst them were Rich, Ollie, Lavinia, Josh and Alice. They all soon became like family as they shared stories, and in time each became part of Atticladder. Now Rosie hopes that this new family of storytellers can help share exciting stories with anybody who wants to watch and listen.

 

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