Seven new people join the Board of Trustees

By 16 May 2024News

Middle Child are delighted to welcome seven new faces to the Board of Trustees.

Bellaray Bertrand-Webb, Hattie Callery, Tanya-Loretta Dee, Cole Green, Rachel Hogg, Harriet Johnson and Amber Wiles.

Top: Bellaray Bertand-Webb, Hattie Callery and Tanya-Loretta Dee
Bottom: Rachel Hogg, Cole Green, Harriet Johnson and Amber Wiles

Bellaray Bertrand-Webb is a theatre maker from London. In 2023 she produced the Middle Child and Milk Presents show Modest, which toured around England and ran at the Kiln Theatre, London.

Hattie Callery is development manager at HOME in Manchester. Her previous roles include executive director (maternity cover) for Middle Child.

Tanya-Loretta Dee is a professional actor, writer and facilitator. She is also a trustee for Futures Theatre Company and has worked with Middle Child as an actor in past productions.

Rachel Hogg is production coordinator at Hull Truck Theatre and is also a writer, who participated in Middle Child’s Writers’ Group in 2022, as well as receiving writing commissions from both Hull Truck Theatre and Burn Bright.

Cole Green has a passion for theatre-making, heritage and Hull’s local history. As an active member of Hull Truck Theatre youth theatre and the University of York DramaSoc, Cole has dabbled in acting, directing and playwriting.

Harriet Johnson has been a supporter of Middle Child since our inception and credits us for her love of local theatre. She is head of partnership at Two Ridings Community Foundation and grower at a local flower farm.

Amber Wiles is a recent MA English graduate who worked with Middle Child last year in the role of artistic development assistant, as part of Hull University’s Internship Scheme. She has a passion for making accessible and relatable theatre and is currently writing her first full-length play.

Middle Child’s new trustees join existing board members Rozzy Knox, Magda Moses, Chris Tonge, John R Wilkinson, Jack Heaton and chair, Amanda Smethurst, while Jack has also become vice-chair.

Middle Child would also like say a huge thank you to outgoing board members Jay Mitra and Emma Tucker.