Jen Sumner

Vanessa Brooks has worked with Hubbub Theatre Company as Associate Producer and mentor since 2015. Her input has made a huge impact on the organisational development and creative output of the company, securing Elevate funding and moving us onwards in our ambitions for actors with learning disabilities. Vanessa has exceptional knowledge of the sector and also the challenges and opportunities for a small theatre company to thrive and grow, whilst retaining values and artistic vision. She is clear, challenging and supportive in her mentoring approach and has been of such value to me as an Artistic Director, and our company in these early stages of development.