Barry Fitzgerald

Acting Coach

Barry Fitzgerald is a freelance director, theatremaker and performer with an interest in devising and collaborative work. He has worked with the Almeida Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Hackney Shed, London Bubble, Punchdrunk, the Royal Court and as a visiting lecturer at Arts Ed London and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He is the founder of Dare Say Theatre, a company creating work inspired by the stories of communities.


Barry is an associate artist with Outbox Theatre, a company that 'make work queerly', creating performances with an all-LGBTQ company of performers. He has devised and performed in shows with them in venues such as the Arcola, Birmingham REP, Contact Manchester, The Glory, Hackney Showroom, mac Birmingham and Shoreditch Town Hall.


Outside of theatre Barry has previously worked on the festival team at the BFI, helping organise film festivals such as the BFI London Film Festival and BFI Flare.


Maya Makri

Voice Coach

Maya Makri is an international voice coach who specialises in supporting people to explore and develop their vocal identity within a wide range of contexts. Following her training with some of the world’s leading voice practitioners at Central School of Speech and Drama, she has gone on to develop her own inside-out approach to voice; being guided by her clients’ internal landscape to shape their external voice needs. Her Master classes within the TransActing project have centred around the premise that it is external perceptions that are binary, not our voice.  It is her work with transgender and gender querying individuals that continually serves to inspire her to creatively expand her voice practice and re-examine and re-discover the exciting relationship between feelings, voice and body.

Jon Brittain

Writing Coach

Jon Brittain is a playwright, comedy writer and director.


His critically acclaimed play Rotterdam premiered at Theatre503 in 2015 before transferring to Trafalgar Studios and later  to 59E59 in New York and the Arts Theatre in the West End. Rotterdam won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre in 2017.


Jon runs Writing for Stage classes for TransActing, including a short course at The Royal Court Theatre in Summer 2017.