Our Team


We are a team of people whose joint mission it is to create change in the world of performance.

Fourth Monkey is very much a family. Our dedicated staff work closely with some of the UK’s finest drama practitioners, students and theatre-makers, to create a truly unique working environment where individual creative expression is valued and nurtured.

The organisation is led by our CEO, Executive and Artistic Director, Steve Green. As well as taking overall responsibility for the strategic direction, financial management and governance of the organisation, Steve also directs the Ensemble

The training department is led by the Director of Training and Deputy CEO, Charleen Qwaye. This team delivers two full time courses, as well as a programme of short courses. The rest of the core team takes responsibility for facilities, office management, HR, development, marketing, communications and outreach.

Our Staff

Artistic Leadership

Steve Green

Artistic Director & CEO

Charleen Qwaye

Director of Training & Deputy CEO

Darren Strange

Head of Two Year Rep

Gavin Maxwell

Head of Year of the Monkey

Heads of Department

Harriet Whitbread

Head of Voice

Guillaume Pigé

Head of Movement

Darren Strange

Head of Acting

Monkey Business

Neil Onions

Development Manager

Phillip Stanley

Courses Manager & Student Welfare Officer

Katie Davison

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jonne Damhuis

Building Coordinator

Simone Coxall

Creative Associate

Course Tutors

Darren Strange, Brigid Zengeni, Jorge de Juan, Simone Coxall, Arthur Wilson, Lewis Hart, Ami Sayers, Ben Samuels, Ian Henderson, Paula Paz, Shane Dempsey, Helen Tennison, Katie Lewis, Carl Heap, Heather Nimmo, Lawrence Evans & Phillipa Strandberg-Long


Claudia Grant, Jack Ryder, Steven Green, Jorge de Juan, Ian Williams & Chris Pavlo
Acting for Camera & Radio


Frank Wurzinger & Stephen Sobal
Clown & Mask


Antonio Fava
Commedia dell’Arte


Tamsin Stanley
Contextual Studies


Donna Diamond, Nicky Goh, Ivana Ostrowski & Maria Clarke


Sarah Meadows, Rich Rusk & Simone Coxall
Devising Theatre


Ramon Ayres, Eyglo Belafonte, Angela Gasparetto, Guillaume Pigé, Will Pinchin & Helen Tennison


Simon Egerton
Musical Director


Guillaume Pigé, Will Pinchin, Magda Tuka Krystian Godlewski & Persis Jade Maravala
Physical Theatre


Tom Espiner


Helen Ireland


Rob Leonard, Keith Wallis and Joe Golby
Stage Combat


Ken Pickering, Mark Woolgar, Karen Tomlin & Dr Iidiko Solti
Textual Analysis


Evelyn Adams, Sophie Wilkinson, Carla Turner & Catrin Osborne

Partners & People We Work With

TheSpaceUK – Told by an Idiot – Complicite – The Etcetera Theatre – Antonio Fava Theatre Temoin – Fevered Sleep – Michelle Pernetta – The Marlowe Theatre- All In Theatre- Theatre Re-Small Nose Procutions- Fierce Grace – Trinity Buoy Wharf – Mobius PR – Valerie Potter – A Younger Theatre – The Stage – Arts Council England

Our Patrons

We are proud to benefit from the patronage of six patrons, new for September 2019. They represent six theatre professionals who work across acting, directing and dramaturgy, onstage, in film and beyond:

Jorge de Juan | Jonjo O’Neill | Paula Paz | Guillaume Pige | Rich Rush | Brigid Zengeni

Interested in joining our team?