M.A., B.A. (Hons)., P.C.G.E., Post Grad Cert Community Theatre
Artistic Director, The Word Garden, Development in Creative Arts
I am motivated by the belief that creativity has the power to bring about change in personal values and social mores. Whilst I enjoy the challenge of working with people on new project developments where interdisciplinary patterns, skills and knowledge converge, my passion is writing for theatre.Theatre is the most radical of all the creative arts. Themes, relationships and meanings are brought together in new,dramatic ways where words and action flow between the audience and actor like music, like the tide, in a voluntary act of interpretation which in turn influences culture and the social setting in which we live.
Jean Rees-Lyons has an established track record in initiating, managing and implementing cross-disciplinary projects funded by grants from local and national funding bodies, local authorities, parish councils and private sponsors.
Her work brings together the skills and knowledge, sometimes untried by them, of professionals, volunteers and amateurs in community events, in public productions, and in educational community workshops.