Meet The Team

Jade Campbell (She/Her)
Co-Director, Co-Founder & Co-Parent

Jade is a Brixham-local, a Dartington graduate, holds an MA in Applied Theatre and is currently completing her PhD at the University of Exeter. Jade also works for Theatre Royal Plymouth and tours her own work, including her most recent show Suffrajitsu. Jade is one of the 3 Doorstep Arts Co-Parents, looking after the core strands of our work & strategic direction. She leads the Platform strand.
Erin Walcon (She/Her)
Co-Director, Co-Founder & Co-Parent

Erin is a Paignton-based director, writer and educator with a PhD in Applied Theatre. She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter Drama Department & chairs Torbay Arts in Schools Network, the Local Cultural Education Partnership. Erin is one of the 3 Doorstep Arts Co-Parents, looking after the core strands of our work & strategic direction. She leads the Open Doors strand.
Polly Ferguson-Carruthers (She/Her)
Co-Director, Co-Parent & Lead Artist

Polly serves as the Lead Artist for Doorstep Arts Studio Courses (DAS), teaches drama at St Cuthbert Mayne in Torquay and delivers dance CPD in primary schools. She is a Dartington graduate. Polly is one of the 3 Doorstep Arts Co-Parents, looking after the core strands of our work & strategic direction. She leads the Participation strand.
Mair George (She/Her)
Platform & Scratch Producer

Mair is a creative production and employability specialist working with Villages in Action, a community touring organisation in Devon and the University of Exeter. Mair project manages touring & homegrown productions within our Platform and Stories from Scratch strands of work, as well as providing Pathways support for emerging artists, technicians & producers.
Sam Parker (He/Him)
Pathways Producer & Lead Artist

Sam is a playwright and has a passion for supporting new writing. He works for the Exeter Northcott Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth and a range of other SW organisations. He is the Lead Artist for Doorstep Youth Theatre & leads the ongoing National Youth Theatre (NYT) Associate scheme for Doorstep as one of our Pathways Producers.
Rebekah Daws (She/Her)
Creative Administrator

Rebekah, a Torbay local, began working for Doorstep as a KickStart Assistant and later became a freelance member of the team. She provides creative administrative support across all core activity, including website curation. Rebekah has stage-managed a number of young person-led productions, including The Inheritance, White Moon and Matilda. Rebekah is also a representative for the Imagine This… Youth Council.
Marie Copland (She/Her)

Marie handles finance and accounts for Doorstep, processing payments and invoices and keeping things moving. For any parents or carers, she is the best person to contact with a question about payments.

Associate Artists

Doorstep works with a regular team of wonderful associate artists, many of whom run their own organisations and freelance across the region. A few of these lovely folks are featured below. We are always interested in hearing from SW-based Teaching Artists who specialise in participatory work with children and young people. Please do get in touch if this is you!

Sonia Thakurdesai (She/They)
Associate Artist

Sonia is a facilitator, performer and producer based in Devon, having graduated from the University of Exeter. Sonia joined the team in as Nurture Producer in Seeding Futures, and has since worked across various Doorstep projects and groups. They currently co-lead on the Life on the Edge project and Can We Talk About This? as well as delivering after-school dance. She also works with Beyond Face, a theatre company committed to supporting Global Majority artists to thrive in the South-West.
Helen Gilbert (She/Her)
Associate Artist 

Helen is a Lead Artist working with Doorstep Youth Theatre. She is a theatre maker and facilitator based in Totnes, who has worked with a variety of Devon-based organisations. She is also the Education and Engagement Manager for MED Theatre where she works within the rurally isolated communities of Dartmoor, co-creating original work with young people, and producing and directing large-scale community plays.
Natasha Brown (She/Her)
Associate Artist

Natasha leads the Saturday Drama groups for Doorstep. She also works as the careers lead at Teignmouth Secondary School as well as teaching. Before COVID Natasha ran a very successful performing arts school for 10 years that was started as a community university project, where she taught all aspects of the arts, including creative writing, devising and script work. Natasha has a degree in performance practice and events management and is very excited to be putting it back into practice whilst running the Saturday groups.
Hollie Uzzell (She/Her)
Associate Artist

Hollie is a Torbay local and has recently graduated the Applied Theatre course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She started her Doorstep journey as a participant of DYT and DAS and later became an assistant facilitator for the Saturday drama groups. Hollie now serves as the Assistant Director for Shrek in the DAS courses, as well as running after-school clubs and providing Pathways Producer support for the NCS scheme.

Foot in the Door Assistants

Doorstep runs a year-round mentorship programme, Foot in the Doorwhich provides support, resource, and training for emerging artists in Torbay.

Liv Legg (She/Her)
Foot In the Door Assistant

Liv has been a Doorstep participant since the age of 6! Ten years on, Liv assists with the facilitation of our Saturday Drama groups & Musical Theatre DAS sessions. She is currently at college studying travel and tourism. Liv loves working with our youth groups and her plan is to work entertaining children in holiday resorts.

Job Vacancies

We regularly hire freelance, fixed-term positions for projects.

Check here to see if we have any job vacancies.