Kerrie ReadingArtist





DBS - Issue Date: 2016

DBS - Employer Name: Arts Council Wales

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School Areas Covered: Carmarthenshire , Powys , Swansea

Art Form: Drama , Physical Theatre , Script Writing , Social and Environmental , Theatre


Kerrie Reading is a performance practitioner, facilitator, lecturer and researcher. Working across the fields of contemporary performance making, performance with young people and creativity within education. Her solo work has recently been concerned with creating performances from archival documents and her work that is led by young people explores and interacts with different spaces and modes of performance. She places the young people at the heart of her process and ensures that they are empowered and motivated by the work she does with them. 

As a founding member of her group, Needless Allies, she has performed and exhibited her work within the UK in various sites, including: forests, trains, factories and theatres. During this time she created lots of work with and for young people and has developed a good sense of how children like to work and play. She currently works across Wales in various schools as part of the Lead Creative Schools Scheme. 

The work she has done in schools has been created across various sites: parks, churches, theatres, streets, businesses, temples, markets and schools. She designs projects with the school's remit in mind, ensuring that the pupils and teachers are at the core of the project. 


Subject Level School/College/University End Date
Theatre and Performance PhD Aberystwyth University 2016
Theatre and Performance MPhil University of Birmingham 2012
Drama and Theatre MDrama University of Kent 2007

Professional Training

Title Additional Info Date
Creative Agent Training Arts Council Wales 2016
Creative Practitioner Training Arts Council Wales 2015
Oral History Training British Library 2013
Digital Archiving University of Nottingham and AHRC 2013