Jamie Garven

Jamie has a BA (Hons.) in English Literature from Stirling University, and a Post-graduate diploma in Acting from The Webber- Douglas Academy. He trained as a director with the support of The Arts Council of Wales.

Jamie worked as an actor for several years then as a freelance director for more than 15 years. He was Associate Director of The Made in Wales Stage Company, working on new writing for many years and creating plays through improvisation with several different companies. His work has ranged from small scale touring through main stage productions to large-scale opera and circus. Other companies he has worked for include, Spectacle Theatre, Hijinx, Fiction Factory; Difficult Stage; Theatr Clwyd; W.N.O; Opera North; Glasgow Citizens Theatre, and Nottingham Playhouse. Alongside his work in theatre he has spent a year as an interim BBC radio drama producer, and has worked as Acting Coach on two Bafta Award winning television projects with Blast Films.

Jamie first worked at RWCMD as a freelance tutor and director in the early 1980s, before becoming a full-time staff member in 1998.