Teaching Faculty Pool
Kathryn Pogson, Program
Kathryn Pogson trained at Drama Centre. Theatre credits/leading roles include The Arbor and Aunt Dan and Lemon (OBIE Award) at the Royal Court, London, and Public Theatre, N.Y. For the Royal Shakespeare Company: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Balcony. London’s West End: Richard II, Richard III, and Hamlet. The Globe: Merchant of Venice.
Zoe Waites, Acting Shakespeare
Zoe is a RADA graduate with extensive experience in theatre, television and radio, particularly in the classical repertoire. After playing Juliet for the RSC shortly after graduating, she took on numerous leading roles for the company, working in both Stratford and London, plus touring throughout the UK, internationally and to New York. Zoe has gone on to play principal parts at theatres across the country as well as in London, where her work includes ‘Mrs. Klein’ and ‘The Play about the Baby’ at the Almeida; ‘Endpaper’, a one-woman play as part of the epic Sixty-Six Books at the Bush; and West End productions of the highly acclaimed ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ (which also visited Toronto) and Trevor Nunn’s ‘Birdsong’. As well as numerous television and radio credits, Zoe has most recently just finished a run of ‘King Lear’ at the Almeida playing Goneril to Jonathon Pryce’s Lear.
Leo Wringer, Acting Shakespeare
Leo’s theatre work includes: Blackta, More Grimm Tales, Hamlet (Young Vic); King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Comedy of Errors (RSC); Julius Caesar, The Taming Of The Shrew, Titus Andronicus, Othello, (Shakespeare At The Tobacco Factory, Bristol). Medea, (Abbey, Dublin & Queens Theatre, London), The Winter’s Tale (Complicite); Sixty-Six Books, Two Horsemen (Bush Theatre); While You Lie, (Traverse Theatre); The Wheel (National Theatre of Scotland); Search and Destroy, (Royal Court).
Film and Television includes The Kitchen Toto (Skreba Films); Silent Witness, Judge John Deed, Rough Crossings, Canterbury Tales, Casualty, (BBC); The Bill, Law and Order, (ITV) and Rebus (STV).
Ally Cologna, Physical Theater
A teacher at the Webber Douglas Academy in London, Allison Cologna trained at Paris’ Lecoq School and Theatre de Complicité.
Gerda Druks-Kok came to London from The Netherlands in 1978 with a background in dance and education to train as a teacher in the Alexander Technique with Patrick Macdonald and Shoshanna Kaminitz. Since qualifying Gerda runs a private practice in Central London. She gives workshops for a wide variety of organizations such as The International Congress of the F.M. Alexander Technique and has been involved in training students to become teachers in the Alexander Technique. She is at present a member of the Training Course committee of STAT.
Gordon Kemp, Stage Combat (armed and unarmed)
Gordon Kemp trained as an actor and continued his stage combat training with Philip Stafford at the Globe Theatre. He is a certified teacher of Stage Combat at E15 Acting School, the University of Bath and LDA. He continues to act and choreograph stage fights. He is a founding member and resident fight director for the swashbuckling theatre company, LiveBlades.
Dee Purrett, Alexander Technique
An LDA faculty member since 1991, Dee Purrett has worked regularly in experimental and sociological theatre.
Rosamund Shelley, Audition Tutorials
Information coming soon.