Gordon Bilbrough – Financial Direcor
Gordon has a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Art Honours from the University of the Witwatersrand (1990), and a Masters of Dramatic Art with distinction from University of Cape Town (2009). Gordon started working with arepp:Theatre for Life in 1993 and is currently the organisation’s Financial Director and resident script writer. His duties at arepp:Theatre for Life include strategic and organisational development and planning, general administrative and office management, human resources management, financial management including fundraising and donor management, research, training, and all aspects of the development of the work and its methodology.
Gordon has presented national, regional and international issue-related training, and applied puppetry and theatre workshops in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. He has presented conference posters and papers at, amongst others, the World Aids Conferences in Geneva, Durban and Toronto, the AIDS in Context conference in Johannesburg, the Education Entertainment conference in Somerset West, IDEA in Hong Kong, Dramatic Learning’s in Pietermaritzburg, and the IFTR in Stellenbosch.
Brigid Schutz - Director
Brigid graduated with an Honours degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1990. Her love of puppets and belief in the power of the performing arts for social change, brought her to arepp:Theatre for Life in 1993. She has certification on HIV/AIDS, Sexuality and Abuse issues and counseling from SABSWA, The AIDS Centre, Macmillan Boleswa, Stellenbosch University Today’s Choices Life Orientation Sexuality Education; POWA; Childline and The Trauma Centre. Brigid’s duties at arepp:Theatre for Life include strategic development and planning, general company management, human resources management, research, and all areas of quality control, production and assurance. Her portfolio focuses on training and production, and she is the resident designer and puppeteer.
Brigid has presented national, regional and international issue-related training, and applied puppetry and theatre workshops in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. She has presented conference posters and papers at, amongst others, the World Aids Conference Toronto, the Durban Aids Conference, the Department of Education’s Life Skills Meetings and their Health Promoting Schools initiative and the Department of Social Development Conference on the Institutionalisation of the Dialogue Between Population Research and Development Policy in Africa.
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