Staff

You can email any of the team using firstname@ytas.org.uk.

Kenny McGlashan

Chief Executive Officer

Joined Youth Theatre Arts Scotland: 2014

Kenny has 15 years' experience working as an actor, director, tutor and arts manager, with a background in youth theatre and children’s theatre. For the past nine years he has worked in management roles as Associate Director at Scottish Youth Theatre, Education Manager of Catherine Wheels Theatre Company and then Development Manager at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Helen Bain

General Manager

Joined Youth Theatre Arts Scotland: 2010

Helen has 18 years' experience working in arts, charitable and educational environments in Scotland and overseas. She loves facilitating opportunities for people to engage in cultural activity and is a particular fan of interactive and site-specific theatre. Also an accredited coach, Helen is passionate about supporting and encouraging others to achieve their potential.

Katie Stuart

General Manager (Maternity Cover)

Joined Youth Theatre Arts Scotland: 2018

Katie has worked as a Senior Arts Manager in Edinburgh-based theatre and dance organisations for over 25 years. Having decided, in 2014, to change her working pattern she has been very fortunate in finding interim roles and maternity cover jobs with a variety of splendid arts organisations including Creative Carbon Scotland, City Moves, FST, Hearts & Minds, Macrobert Arts Centre. Katie has thoroughly enjoyed those experiences as they have each offered the opportunity of being an integral part of a team, albeit for a fixed period of time. Each of those organisations is committed to developing their own specialist area of the arts sector in Scotland. YTAS feels like it will be another such fortuitous opportunity.

James Coutts

Communications and Marketing Manager

Joined Youth Theatre Arts Scotland: 2013

Raising the profile of the arts is second nature to James. He believes that arts communication campaigns should be contemporary, confident and artistically relevant. James also manages Opening Lines, who plan and implement campaigns for clients including Théâtre Volière, Magnetic North and Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival.

Andy Catlin

Marketing Coordinator

Joined Youth Theatre Arts Scotland: 2016

Andy is also a freelance photographer and communications/marketing consultant whose recent clients include University of Edinburgh's Music in the Community, National Galleries of Scotland, Jelly & Gin, Got Soul Choir and the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling. He previously worked as Marketing Manager at Edinburgh’s The Queen’s Hall and Traverse Theatre and Aberdeen’s The Lemon Tree.

Vikki Doig

Creative Learning Manager

Joined Youth Theatre Arts Scotland: 2015

Vikki has worked as a performer, director, teacher and creative project producer in Australia and Scotland for over 10 years. She is passionate about mentoring and supporting practitioners and artists to get the best out of their practice.

Sophie Howell

Young Leaders’ Mentor & Coordinator

Joined Youth Theatre Arts Scotland: 2018

Sophie has worked in a number of workshop facilitator, director and artistic roles across the UK. Prior to YTAS she was working as part of the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Leeds Grand Theatre’s creative engagement and learning departments. She has a passion for supporting young practitioners in their development and nurturing talent.

Catherine Makin

Projects Co-ordinator

Joined Youth Theatre Arts Scotland: 2017

Catherine has worked in a variety of theatre administration, project co-ordination and producing roles. She is particularly interested in festivals, new work and talent development. Prior to working with YTAS she was Artistic Administrator at the Traverse Theatre and has previously worked with companies including Underbelly and Old Vic New Voices.