Glyn Connop (founder)
Glyn was born in the City of Worcester in central England. At the age of 18 he moved to London to train as an actor at The Rose Bruford Academy where he gained a BA degree in Community Theatre Arts. Glyn now has an actor/teaching career that spans back 30 years.
He has worked for many professional Theatre companies and played a variety of roles which has included Sebastian in The Tempest and Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the English Shakespeare Company. He has worked extensively in Theatre in Education with such companies like, M6 Theatre Company, Cambridge Touring, Ape Theatre and also The National Trust Theatre to name abut a few. With most of these companies Glyn was also responsible for writing and leading theatre workshops.
For a number of years Glyn was a director for the Bromley Churchill youth theatre. The youth theatre shows he has directed have been very well received by critics and audiences alike and have received a number of awards. In 2001, Glyn joined TNT Theatre Company in Munich. This was the start of a long collaboration with the company, which saw Glyn tour productions and run theatre workshops all over the world, from Oslo to Tokyo, Tehran to Madrid, Beijing to London, Paris to Jerusalem, Berlin to Hanoi, Phnom Penh to Brussels and many many more. Whilst touring with TNT Glyn played the parts of Harding in One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Horatio in Hamlet, Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Montag in Fahrenheit 451, Caliban in the Tempest and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night.
In 2008, Glyn was delighted to join the teaching ranks at the wonderful drama school that is Centre Stage in Singapore. In Singapore Glyn developed his teaching and directing skill, and became Centre Stages Head of Productions.
Now living back in Europe with his wife and 8 year old boy, Glyn decided to use all of his years of experience and create Act Outs Online. Covid-19 made a lot of us in the arts rethink our businesses and how we deliver our arts programmes. Glyn is now committed to the idea that online Drama classes can be both beneficial and creative.
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