Meet the Team

A Younger Theatre wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for the following team members who work on a part time basis to deliver the core work we do.

Samuel Sims

Samuel Sims

Sam is Acting Editor, as well as Reviews Co-ordinator and Administrator for A Younger Theatre. He is currently working on a short film and play and hails from Hull, 2017's City of Culture (WOO!) He is a passionate Vegan and is currently learning Japanese, which is SO easy...

Jake Orr

Jake Orr

Founder

Jake is the Founder and Artistic Director of A Younger Theatre, having established the company in 2009. Outside of AYT Jake producers theatre within London and across the UK.

Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Sub Editor

Josephine graduated from The University of Bristol with a BA(Hons) in Drama in 2016. Currently based in London, she contributes to Exeunt Magazine as a Theatre Critic and to AYT as part of the Features team. You can spot her in any audience by her colourful glasses chains and energetic biro.

Merel van 't Hooft

Merel van 't Hooft

Sub Editor

Merel van ‘t Hooft is a Dutch emerging theatre maker currently based in Dublin. She studied an MA Collaborative Theatre Making in association with Frantic Assembly in the UK, and loves musical and physical theatre. Apart from doing thespian stuff, she works as a copywriter and translator, and spends the rest of her time reading, playing guitar or cuddling her cat.

Samiha Azim

Samiha Azim

Sub Editor