Who we are

A portrait photo of Steph.

Stephanie Rees

Sounding Board Member

I grew up in St Mellons, it was much smaller then. It felt safe here, known. We didn’t have disposable income as a family. My parents are grafters and we had a roof over our heads and food in our stomach.

At Dartington College of Arts I learned that Theatre was bigger than me, it had the power to change people, places and things.  Accessible to all people and bring communities together. I’m a secondary Drama teacher. I love seeing the power of Drama in young people’s lives, particularly the school productions where students go on this huge journey of discovery.

I’m excited to collaborate with Commonwealth and the Sounding board. St Mellons and Cardiff East are full of amazing, talented, generous, aspirational and gifted people. We deserve our voices to be heard and our faces to be seen.

A selfie of the Speakers Corner girls at the southbank centre underground skatepark, in front of some graffiti.