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.
Assistant Artistic Director
Prior to starting at PYT, Rebecca gained her BA (Hons) in Acting from the University of Central Lancashire and went on to work extensively with young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), those with challenging behaviour in Pupil Referral Units, and as a TEFL teacher with students aged from preschool to 5th grade. Rebecca currently teaches PYT Tots (3-5), PYT Juniors (6-8), PYT Seniors (11-12), helps prepare students for their LAMDA examinations, and represents the organisation with regular workshops at The Little Mole International Preschool of Prague, Mateřská Škola Happy Child and with early years students at Riverside School. During her first year at PYT, Rebecca also worked as the substitute drama teacher for elementary students at the International Montessori School of Prague. During PYT breaks, Rebecca returns to the UK to work as a Youth Worker with young people aged 11-18.
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.
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.
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.
Avery Brown attends Elon University with a Major in Cinema and Television Arts and a Minor in Dance. Avery grew up in the performing arts dancing, acting and piano. She is studying abroad in Prague for this fall semester and will intern with Prague Youth Theatre.
PYT Tots assistant and LAMDA Musical Theatre teacher
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.