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T H E  T E A M

Anna McKelvie

Founder/Artistic Director

Anna trained as an actor at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Whilst training, she co founded Anthroɐlay and coordinates their scratch night Anthrotalks in Dalston. Her most recent credits include Touch (2022) by Baltasar Kormákur, Anne (2022) by Lia Tasoudi and Reshaped (2021) by Stephan Pierre Mitchell. Anna also works alongside Moving Waves as a creative workshop facilitator for kids and adults with learning disabilities + autism. Additionally, she writes and performs spoken word poetry, and her work has been published by SLAMinutes, Beardance Theatre and Lucy Writers.  

Rosie Sharp

Founder/Executive Director

Training at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Rosie found her love for networking and communication. She has produced a range of projects across Europe alongside many venues in London. Her passion for entrepreneurial ventures has seen Rosie work at a range of companies across in tech, strategic consultancy and FMCGs sectors.  She currently works for a Ecom tech unicorn in a Global Partnerships role. She loves balancing her love for the arts and business, exploring how they work alongside one another.

Jack Cassel-Gerard

Creative Director

Our resident digital whiz, Jack brings a keen eye to the Anthroɐlay team and focuses his interests on visual storytelling and communication. 

Having worked for various design agencies, his experience stretches over branding, architecture, interiors and product design.  

George Damms 

Resident Photographer 

George Damms is a trained actor and musician, with a love of all things creative; be it performance, direction, writing, photography and videography.

In the future, he hopes to expand into professional videography with a view to one day producing his own showreels and films. He has deep ties with the team at Anthroɐlay. He has been a big supporter since our inception, even performing in our first play!

George Damms - 

“When working each Anthroplay event, I try my hardest to give each performer some content that can help them showcase their individual talents and strengths, whilst helping everyone feel comfortable. I love meeting new creatives, and I’m proud to be working with a company devoted to creating a nurturing, safe space where people from all walks of life can network, enjoy themselves and share their work.”

T H E  B O A R D

Arun Bassi

Arun is a trained actor having studied on the BA Acting course at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Having graduated, he has gone on to work in Film, TV and Theatre. Most recently finishing a production of History Boys. Keen to explore genuine human roles regardless of stereotype, Arun is thriving to bring out a diverse range of stories that truly reflect all the different qualities that make people individuals.

Isaac Rowan

Isaac graduated from Italia Conti Acadamy of Theatre Arts in 2019. Since graduating, he has worked with Anthroɐlay on a number of projects, including their very first play at the Clapham Fringe. He has been involved in numerous fringe projects over the last few years and also, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a modern day telling of King Arthur (2022). Isaac can currently be seen in BBC & Netlfix series Red Rose. Alongside his acting work, he works in Educational Mental Health and has a passion for helping people understand the importance of their own Mental Health. 

Max Elias Fricker

Max is a BA acting graduate from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. During his training, he took part in the Carlton Hobbs competition and was invited to attend workshops with the RSC. In his third year, Max was scouted for his first credit Pigeons which received five-star reviews and sold out performances as part of Camden Fringe Festival. Also a Director for Anthroɐlay, he prides himself in his discipline with text and hopes to bring his passion and rigour to the table.