Adam Stewart

PYT Founder & Artistic Director

Before moving to the Czech Republic in 2005, Adam honed his theatre skills in London and at the Edinburgh Festival as a member of the National Youth Music Theatre. He then studied Acting and Education at Bretton Hall University in the north of England where he received a BA (hons). For the last 15 years Adam has worked extensively in theatre, television and as a freelance drama practitioner/educator in New York and throughout the United Kingdom. Adam holds a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and was Head of Drama at the English International School of Prague for 5 years. As well as being the Artistic Director of PYT, Adam also regularly performs as Barta in the first official English adaption of Cimrman's 'Zaskok' at Zizkovske Divadlo.


Liam Hallahan

Assistant Artistic Director

Liam is an Irish-American Theatremaker and Drama Facilitator. He is a graduate of Dublin Institute of Technology (B.A. Drama) and NUI Maynooth (Directing for Theatre) and has just completed Youth Drama Facilitation training with Youth Theatre Ireland (ArtsTrain). He has worked with adults with learning difficulties, young people on the autism spectrum, as well as with youth theatres and schools in Ireland, France and Belgium. He has more than 5 years of acting, directing and producing experience. His experience ranges from award performing in award nominated new writing (REDPILL, Prague Fringe/Dublin 2017) and producing and directing Irish premieres of classic American plays (In Arabia We'd All Be Kings, Dublin 2015). He's beyond excited to start a new chapter in his life, doing what he loves with Prague Youth Theatre!


Rosie Dwelly

PR and Marketing Manager

After a childhood spent dancing, acting, singing and playing music, Rosie graduated with a degree in performing arts and dance studies from the University of Winchester (UK) in 2003. She went on to pursue a career in event management, spending five years organising large-scale corporate, fundraising, and faculty events for various British university institutions. She also co-founded and managed a successful, regular, live music night and PR/artist management solutions company. Since re-locating to Prague, she has been busy putting her organisational and administrative skills to good use as the General Manager of the Prague Fringe Festival and the Administrative Director of the Prague Film & Theater Center.


Chelsea Steeb

PYT Teaching Assistant

After volunteering at PYT for one year, Chelsea recently joined our team as an assistant teacher. She works closely with Rebecca Humphries in PYT Tots (3-5), as well as assisting during workshops held at various preschools in the city. She has been working in Prague primarily as a private conversationalist and English language tutor but has also spent some time as an assistant teacher in a preschool. With substantial practical knowledge of film production and a BA in cinema from Denison University (USA), Chelsea has an inclination for artistic expression and seeks to further cultivate a repertoire of improvisational techniques to use with child actors and actresses.


Kelsey Goodwin

LAMDA Musical Theatre Teacher and Teaching Assistant

Kelsey recently relocated to Prague to continue working as a musician and opera theatre performer. She works with our PYT Tots students as an assistant for workshops and regular sessions and will be teaching our new LAMDA Musical Theatre classes. Kelsey works primarily as a Business English teacher and also performs locally around Prague. She attended thr Chicago College of Performing Arts for her MM in Voice and received her BM in Vocal Performance from Texas Christian University. Kelsey enjoys the collaboration of music and theatre and is passionate about bringing the joy of performing arts to children.


Hannah Treharne

PYT Blogger

Hannah is from Liverpool, England and recently graduated from Northumbria University gaining a BA (Hons) in English and has spent much of her life dancing and playing music. Having worked in theatres and festivals in Liverpool and Newcastle with children, Hannah is keen to further her experience in diversity and inclusion in the arts to improve young people’s confidence and well-being. Hannah joined Prague Youth Theatre as an intern, assisting in the running of the organisation and rehearsals and now manages our regular blog.


Maren Jule Kling

Intern

Maren is a Jazz singer and composer from Berlin. She was working for many years as a performer and as a music and theatre educator before she moved to Boston (Berklee) and Dublin (Newpark) to study Jazz. Her musical journey brought her to the UK, where Maren continued her studies in 'Creative Musicianship’ and graduated at the ICMP London with a BA (hons) and performed within various interdisciplinary projects. Here she found her way back to the passion for theatre but also to the pedagogical side of the arts, when she started to give workshops about vocal improvisation for singers and choirs about ’The Senses of Music'.
Back in Berlin since 2016 Maren also works as a voice actress and develops cultural projects for new sensory perception across the arts. There she is currently doing an advanced training in theatre arts in education with intercultural competence. This brought her to Prague for a two months internship at Prague Youth Theatre.