Katie Mahon is the Founder of Bloomin’ Buds Theatre Company, also a director and the Artistic Director. Katie has a BA HONS Theatre and Performance in Industry and an MA in Applied Theatre and Intervention from the University of Leeds. Katie is passionate about the company’s mission to increase access to opportunity and to the arts for working class communities with professional verbatim theatre. This is as a result of her own barriers accessing higher education, being the first in her family to go to university and tackling the stigma of being working class in the arts.
With the power of theatre we have the power to change life as we know it for working class communities.Katie Mahon
Jenny is a recent Psychology Bsc graduate with an enthusiasm for empowering the working-class. Jenny has taken part in amateur dramatics from childhood and transitioned to more professional theatre pieces in recent years and has demonstrated a passion for acting, producing and the background mechanics of what it takes to run a company. A self-proclaimed perfectionist, Jenny has the drive and know-how for keeping the Bloomin’ Buds cogs turning.
I can’t wait to take an instrumental role in changing the face of the arts in Bradford.Jenny
Charlotte started volunteering with Bloomin’ Buds in February 2020 to learn more about the working-class narrative within the theatre industry and access to the arts for disadvantaged communities. Charlotte will now start a short-term contract as an admin assistant and an assistant producer to help us develop and grow the company while keeping our values in the forefront of our minds.
I can’t wait to work with some amazing and revolutionary people in the arts!Charlotte
Carolyn has volunteered with Bloomin’ Buds since we formed in October 2014 among other part time jobs. Recently Carolyn found confidence to begin working in the arts in June 2019 and has become passionate about sharing working class narratives and working within working class communities. Carolyn will start a short-term contract as admin assistant and assistant producer in September 2020 as a result of becoming full emerged in the work that we do.
Working for Bloomin’ Buds has given me a new found confidence and I want to support others to do the same.Carolyn
Sufyaan has worked with Bloomin’ Buds for just under a year now and has been very active in educating the team on the difficulties and barriers deaf people face when accessing opportunity. Sufyaan will be Bloomin’ Buds disability officer ensuring all work is inclusive and accessible to all.
I will use Bloomin’ Buds as a platform to campaign for more opportunities for disabled young people.Sufyaan