Juliet Raynsford Biography

BA (double Hons), MA

Juliet Raynsford

Juliet has hands-on experience of group facilitation in challenging environments, spanning prison and probation settings with Geese Theatre UK, and into schools, working with learning disabled and behaviourally challenging young people.

Creative work

At Birmingham Rep she held responsibility for all educational programmes linking to schools, and developed in-house workshops for schools audiences.

As a freelance dramaturge over a number of years Juliet coordinated medium scale community arts projects, producing and managing community teams on projects working with young people and featuring new technologies and digital media.

Educational settings

Juliet lectured at the Faculty of Education at Cambridge University on the Arts, Culture and Education post graduate courses, before leading the undergraduate programme at Warwick in Childhood, Education and Society.

All of her work has a strong focus on:

  • The applied use of theatre and drama
  • The development of creativity

She is currently awaiting award of her Doctorate in drama and theatre education, focussing on the exploration of voice and agency in children with profound and multiple learning disorders. This work includes the use of half-mask, a technique also used by Ignition in their training.

Juliet is a skilled role-player/facilitator in ignition's Life Scenario bespoke training team, specialising in emotionally disturbed teenagers.