meet the team

Our core team of theatre practitioners and support staff are all extremely passionate about working with young people, plus we have an exciting assembly of guest and associate artists every year.  All staff are PVG checked.

Core Staff

Jenni Mason

Artistic director

Jenni trained at the then RSAMD (now RCS) graduating in 2000 with a BA (Dramatic Studies). She has worked at PACE since 2001 and was also an Associate Director at Scottish Youth Theatre. Highlights from her writing and directing credits include award-winning film and theatre piece I Am Me, Ready or Not at the SECC, Abbeysong, Rebel Girls, and Avalanche at the Edinburgh Fringe. Jenni became Artistic Director for PACE in 2018 and has been overseeing and implementing the new artistic programme since then. She passionately believes in the transformative power of the arts for all young people and wants to create an artistic programme that offers as many meaningful opportunities as possible to as many young people as possible.

angela orr

Associate director - Performance

Angela has been with PACE for 18 years, during which time she has run hundreds of workshops and directed countless performances. She is now our Associate Director (Performance), a role which includes overseeing all of our Fest performance experiences, Performance Choir, and other youth performance work.

Lyndsey Graham

Associate Director - Creative Learning

Lyndsey has worked for PACE for over 15 years as a workshop tutor, actress and director and is now Associate Director (Creative Learning), a role which includes coordinating PACE's youth theatre and other educational output.

Grant Mason

Chief Executive

Grant graduated from Glasgow University in 1998 with an Master of Arts (Distinction) in Theatre and Film after attending PACE as one of its earliest members. He has worked for PACE in various roles over the years including producing, technical, marketing, IT, finance and leading PACE's media production unit, and now oversees all aspects of the company's work. Grant is a keen cook and photographer and always enjoys an episode of Columbo.

colleen lupton

operations manager

Colleen has worked for PACE for over 10 years, and is first port of call for anything relating to the day-to-day running of the organisation including Front of House, external hires, and much, much more! She has a background in Customer Service and HR, and previously worked for Glasgow Airport.

Cat Reilly

Marketing Manager

Cat is responsible for the promotion of PACE’s work in print, press and online. She has more than 15 years experience creating and implementing marketing and PR strategies for organisations within the creative, public and charitable sectors, including Rambert Dance Company, Citizens Theatre and Scottish Youth Theatre. A bookworm who is addicted to interiors accounts on Instagram and knitting.

Alan Orr

Senior Producer / Musical Director

Alan has been part of the PACE panto team since 2002, appearing as an actor for 15 consecutive years and as Composer / Musical Director for 12 years. He also provides musical support for all of PACE’s ‘Fest!’ events and project work including Dungeness (National Theatre Connections 2018) and PACE Rep Company (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019).

Pauline Ramsay

Production Manager

Pauline is responsible for the smooth running of PACE's technical operations. She has also written the lyrics of many of PACE's original songs. She trained at University of Strathclyde.

kirsty strachan

Duty Manager

Zoe Kemp

Visual Arts Practicitioner/Events Assistant

Conner Lewis

Venue Technician

Lee Brady

Venue Technician

Regular Workshop Tutors

iona ramsay

senior drama practitioner

Iona has been a member of PACE Youth Theatre since the age of 5, and it has been through these years that she has grown to massively appreciate the arts. After leaving PACE she was lucky enough to join them as a member of staff, and work alongside a really talented team to encourage and inspire young artists and actors like herself. Still an avid High School Musical fan and in love with all things theatre!

Eleanor Farrelly

Senior Drama Practitioner

Eleanor joined PACE Youth Theatre as a member at the age of 5 and is where she discovered her love of theatre. After leaving PACE at 18 she then became a member staff. Since then she has directed countless Fest performances and run lots of workshops. She especially loves all musical theatre and her favourite musical is Hamilton.

Rebecca Morrow

Senior Drama Practitioner

Rachel Yeomans-Quinn

Senior Drama Practitioner

murray keir

Senior Drama Practitioner

Murray has worked at PACE since 2019, starting as a trainee tutor, and before that was a member himself. During his time as a member, he took part in various projects including National Theatre Connections '18 and the annual PACE panto. He had also volunteered as a workshop assistant for several years. In 2021, Murray graduated from Queen Margaret University with a BA Hons in Drama, Theatre and Performance and he is currently back at university studying to be a primary school teacher. Murray enjoys video games, Drag Race and playing with his dog Kizzy.

Stephanie Pollock

workshop Tutor

Stephanie attended PACE Youth Theatre herself before studying BA (Hons) Performance at University of the West of Scotland. She is currently studying her Masters in Playwriting & Dramaturgy at Glasgow University. Stephanie is a freelance facilitator/writer/director and part of the PACE artistic team. She was recently Assistant Director on Love & Information (Webster’s Theatre, Glasgow). Stephanie has also extensively worked with young people with additional support needs.

Susan Kirkwood

Workshop Tutor

Susan is a former PACE member and graduated from the RSAMD (now RCS) in 2009 with a BA in Technical & Production arts. She then went on to qualify in Early Education & Childcare from Cardonald College. She enjoys creating exciting workshops, writing stories and making props.

Never Ferguson

Workshop Tutor

Amy Gallagher

Workshop Tutor

chloe lupton

Senior Drama Practitioner

Chloe has worked for PACE as an actor, workshop tutor and director for several years. She appeared in the title role as part of the professional cast in PACE's 2017 panto production Snowhite. She has also spent time touring America with TV show Restaurant Impossible.

Amy Gallagher

Workshop Tutor

chloe lupton

Senior Drama Practitioner

Chloe has worked for PACE as an actor, workshop tutor and director for several years. She appeared in the title role as part of the professional cast in PACE's 2017 panto production Snowhite. She has also spent time touring America with TV show Restaurant Impossible.

Trainee Workshop Tutors

Emily Nimmo

Trainee Workshop Tutor

Disney obsessed nerd who can be found in a reading nook with a book and a pot of tea.

Ruth Stewart

Trainee Workshop Tutor Cover

PACE Board Members

Donald Urquhart – Chair
Graham Montgomery 
Andrew McFarlane
Cllr Lisa-Marie Hughes   
Andrew Howie 
Lynn Gray
Young Representative – Ruth Stewart