Meet the team
Anna Herrmann was elected as Co-Chair of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance in July 2020. She is the Joint Artistic Director of theatre company Clean Break and has been working in the field of theatre and social change for thirty years, specialising in theatre and education with marginalised groups in the UK and abroad.
Anna is co-author of Making a Leap: Theatre of Empowerment: A Practical Handbook for Creative Drama Work with Young People (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). She has an MA in Arts Education from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and a PG Cert (Distinction) in Race and Ethnic Relations.
She is a regular visiting lecturer on Applied Theatre courses at universities across the country and between 2006 and 2018 was a trustee of Leap Confronting Conflict, a national charity specialising in youth and conflict. Anna is also a trained coach and regularly mentors artists in participatory settings.
Header image courtesy of Prisoners’ Education Trust (c) Rebecca Radmore