A picture of Aisling on the left and Bethany on the right

Meet our new Agents for Change

Please join us in welcoming our new Agents for Change, Aisling Gallagher and Bethany Steventon-Crinks.

Aisling is Agent for Change at Theatre Royal Stratford East (maternity cover) and Beth is the Agent for Change at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Aisling is a director, writer and producer from Belfast. They are also involved in the #WeShallNotBeRemoved campaign and are excited to work with Theatre Royal Stratford East to ensure Deaf and disabled artists and audiences are embedded within our recovery over the next year.

Executive Director for Theatre Royal Stratford East, Eleanor Lang said:

“We’re thrilled to welcome Aisling to the Stratford East team as Agent for Change whilst Kate is on maternity leave. Their passion and talent will be a welcome addition to the team and they’ll provide an essential role in ensuring that access and inclusion continue to be at the heart of our work.”

You can find out a lot more about Aisling by visiting their full biography on this page.

Originally from the North West, Beth is a theatre maker, director, facilitator and qualified youth worker, who moved to the Midlands to study at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

She believes strongly in the power of culture as a tool for social change and that Art should be accessible to all, not just to a select few.

The REP’s Executive Director, Rachael Thomas said:

“We are thrilled to welcome Beth Steventon-Crinks to Birmingham Repertory Theatre as our new Agent for Change. In partnership with Ramps on the Moon, this role will help us further instigate organisational change promoting working with D/deaf and disabled people as employees, participants, artists and visitors. We very much look forward to an exciting future of work as a result of this ongoing commitment, partnership and project.”

Find out more about Beth by visiting her full biography on this page.

You can checkout the rest of the team on our About Us page here.

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There are going to be plenty of ways to get involved with An Agent for Change across the country as more Agents for Change positions are created more opportunities will arise. This is an exciting time for the development of access and this is your chance to get involved!

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