Meet the team

Ana Pagu

Producer

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Ana is a third year Earth Sciences DPhil student at Linacre College, having done her undergraduate degree in St. Edmund Hall. Ana started her theatre career through acting since her first year and discovered her passion for backstage roles shortly after. Since then, her theatre credits include: The Winter’s Tale (Producer, Maths Institute, MT17), The Sensational Story of the Splash (Producer & Marketing Manager, Moser Theatre, HT18), Confessions of a Coconut (Producer, BT Studio, HT19), Chicago (Producer, O’Reilly Theatre, MT19), Channel Hoppers (Producer, Simpkins Lee Theatre, HT20), Richard II (Marketing Manager, Virtual, TT20) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Producer, Radio Play, TT20). Ana was the OUDS Treasurer in 2020-21 and she is currently producing V-Card (EdFringe, 2021), My Dearest (Online/OP, TT21) and Persephone (OP bid, MT21).

For full list of credits and CV, click here.

Emma Hawkins

Director

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Emma is a third year Fine Art student at St Edmund Hall. Since coming to Oxford she has taken on a range of backstage roles in Oxford theatre, from directing to production management. She is also the founder/president of the Teddy Hall Drama Society and was the OUDS Welfare Rep (2020-2021). Recent theatrical credits include: Black Comedy (Director, BT, March 2017), Untitled (Director/Designer/Producer, Brookes, 2018), Anna Karenina (Choreographer, Actors Church Theatre, Covent Garden, MT.18), Made in Dagenham (AD, OP, HT.19), You Are Frogs (Production Manager, BT, HT.19), The Last Judgement (Director, Oxford Medieval Mystery Play Cycle, TT.19), Your Little Play (AD, Michael Pilch Studio, TT.19), A View From The Bridge (Production Manager, Michael Pilch Studio, TT.19), Love/Sick (Lighting Designer, Edinburgh Fringe, 2019), Section Two (Producer, BT, MT.19), Chicago (Director, O’Reilly, MT.19), Angels in America (AD/Set Designer, O’Reilly, HT.20), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Co-Director, Radio Play, TT.20). She was also the director on the recently cancelled Pembroke musical Little Shop of Horrors and has spent the last term directing a workshop of her new musical Persephone.

Felix Westcott

Associate Director

Felix fell in love with theatre at secondary school whilst studying Theatre Studies A level and being involved in many productions as an actor, writer and director. After leaving, he went on to direct his own play, Walls (2018, OSO Theatre London), in the setting of a professional theatre before coming to Oxford to study medicine. In his first year he wrote and directed his college cuppers and acted in several plays whilst co-writing and workshopping a full-length musical. He then worked as the assistant director on Jazz Hands’ production of Chicago (MT19, O’Reilly) before directing his own play, Old Fashioned (HT20, BT). He recently directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as his new piece of writing, Dead Air, both as radio plays and he is currently directing My Dearest (Online/OP, TT21).

Carrie Penn

Musical Director & Composer

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Carrie is a second first year music student at St. Anne’s and an avid composer and musical director. She enjoys composing in a range of styles and has written music for productions of The Pillowman (Pilch, HT20), The Extraordinary Pilgrimage of St Anne (BT, MT19), Old Fashioned (BT, HT20), Constellations (sadly cancelled due to Covid) and Macbeth, as well as for several student films.  She has experience working as the Musical Director for Life of Galileo (Oxford Playhouse, MT19) and as Assistant Musical Director for Shadows of Troy (Oxford Playhouse, HT20) and the Oxford Opera Society's Opera Scenes Concert (HT20), as well as having worked as the Musical Director for The Parish Church of the Ascension. For the past year she has been working as the composer for the new musical, Persephone, and has spent the last few months running a series of workshop rehearsals to further develop the musical material. She is also the current president of the St Anne’s College Music Society.

For full list of credits and portfolio, click here.

Max Penrose

Choreographer

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Max is a third year Maths & Computer Science student at Oriel. He has been interested in both dance and theatre from a young age, with varied experience in both fields in many different styles. Max is trained primarily in classical ballet, but has had significant experience in jazz and contemporary dance and has recently been training intensively for the Oxford University Dancesport team, dancing partnered Ballroom and Latin. Max’s theatrical choreography credits include Choreographer for Chicago (Keble O'Reilly, MT19), Assistant Choreographer for Made in Dagenham (OP, HT19) and Choreographer for Swing Heil! (OFS, 2018), and RENT (St Catz Bernard Sunley, HT20). His theatrical credits include Peter Pan (Peter, OP 2018), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere, 2017), Wind in the Willows (OP, 2016), Alice in Wonderland (OP, 2015) and Lord of the Flies (OP, 2013).

Samuel Morley

Lighting Designer

Samuel is a second-year engineer at Somerville, he has worked across theatre, rock and roll and television lighting. Theatrical design credits at Oxford include: Rent (BST HT 2020), Angels in America (Keble O'Reilly, HT 2020) and Present Laughter (Pilch, HT 2020). He has also been part of the lighting crew on events ranging from Cirque du Soleil to Crufts Dog Show.

Charlotte Baxendale

Marketing Manager

Charlotte is a first-year Theology student at Regent’s Park College. Over her first two terms, she has taken on various organisational and leadership roles including OUDS Secretary, JCR Secretary, and the Oxford Creatives’ Scheduling Officer. Charlotte holds a passion for acting, having had a role in the student filmed play The Future Lasts a Long Time at the Burton Taylor Studio. She also took part in the Oxford Film Cuppers, creating a short film from a three-word motif. More recently, Charlotte was accepted into the National Youth Film Academy, where she attends workshops as well as talks hosted by leaders of their field in the performing arts industry.

Jill Cushen

Marketing Manager

Jill is a first year English student at Regent’s Park College. Since coming to Oxford, she has taken on the role of producer and marketing manager for a radio adaption of Magic: A Fantastic Comedy (HT21). Aside from theatre, Jill has an interest in marketing and publicity. She is currently news editor for Cherwell newspaper and served as public relations officer for her school’s student government. She has a background in drama and has received two national medals for comedy sketches and nominations for her performances as Queen Gertrude in Hamlet and Maureen in The Beauty Queen of Leenane.