Hayley Green is a writer and performer originally from Nottingham who has been running workshops and projects for varying audiences for over 6 years.
She is an ex-member of the Mouthy Poets, the UK's largest poetry collective, has performed alongside artists such as Caroline Bird, Lemn Sissay and John Agard, delivered numerous projects within schools and communities around the UK and Europe and performed in a variety of Theatres including the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough.
She was the founder of Write Minds, an organisation working with young people affected by self-harm and suicidal ideation, using creativity as a form of release and support and is the founder and lead producer of Writing Proud – an LGBTQ writing network who run Write Pride – a writing festival celebrating LGBTQ writing from around the UK.
Hayley also teaches poetry and creative writing in schools, colleges and community settings, including working with young people in care and care leavers.
Katie Doubtfire is a performer from Scarborough with over 24 years experience. She has studied drama, dance, music and performance since childhood and has had main roles in various shows including Mary Poppins, Sister Act and Grease in Scarborough.
She has also appeared in TV documentaries and films including “A Crack in Time” which made its debut, and won its category, at the New York Film Festival.
Alongside her own performance career, Katie also directs shows for the YMCA Theatre and has designed and facilitated several creative outreach projects for young people aged 13-18, collaborating with various venues including YMCA Scarborough, Brunswick Shopping Centre and Scarborough Disability in Action.
Katie taught Drama as an academic subject in Whitby for over 2 years as well as facilitating a weekly Drama club for KS3 students, focussed on confidence building, which culminated in a summer showcase each year. She currently teaches Musical Theatre at the Pauline Quirke Academy, Scarborough.