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.

Kathryn McDonald

operations manager

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.

Lee Brady

Venue Technician

Lee graduated in 2011 with BA Hons in Commercial Music from UWS. He ran his own music and audio business from the age of 19, gaining invaluable experience as an entrepreneur in the wider creative sector, before graduating in 2022 with a MSc (Distinction) in Digital Media and Communication from University of Stirling. Shortly after completing his MSc, Lee joined PACE to assist in the production of the 2022 Panto and hasn’t looked back. In his spare time, Lee enjoys going to gigs and theatre shows (most notably The Rocky Horror Show) and is a keen cook.

Andrew Silvester

Digital marketing Intern

kirsty strachan

Duty Manager

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

Rebecca joined PACE aged 3 and remained as a member until the age of 17. During her time in PACE, she performed in the National Theatre in London as part of the Connections project. She also took part in several PACE pantomimes. Rebecca trained at The Dance School of Scotland from 2018-2020. Since leaving school she has been working at PACE as a drama tutor and for the past 2 years has taken on the role of panto tutor, working with our youth ensemble. Rebecca is a keen photographer.

Rachel Yeomans-Quinn

Senior Drama Practitioner

Rachel is a Scottish creative and joined the PACE team in August 2023. She graduated with a BA Hons in Dance and Drama from Performing Arts Studio Scotland. She has studied a wide range of disciplines: from Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre to Acting and Dance. Rachel also teaches Aerial to young people at a Glasgow studio. 
Rachel is also passionate Hula Hooper, and loves nothing more than putting on a good playlist and dancing the night away.

murray keir

Senior Drama Practitioner

Murray has worked at PACE since 2019, starting as a trainee tutor, and before that was a member himself joining in 2011. 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. Murray enjoys video games, watching Doctor Who and drag Race and playing with his two dogs Kizzy and Beagha.

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.

Emily Nimmo

Workshop Tutor

Emily had attended PACE Youth Theatre since she was 11 and volunteered for almost a decade as a workshop assistant. After leaving the youth theatre she joined as a member of staff. Emily graduated from Strathclyde University. She currently works as an Additional Support Needs Assistant at a local secondary school. Emily loves reading, tea, and all things Disney related.

Trainee Workshop Tutors

Jenna Telfer

Trainee Workshop Tutor

Jenna has been a member of PACE since she was 8 years old and after leaving was lucky enough to join the amazing team of staff. She is currently studying Primary teaching at Strathclyde University and in her free time she loves musical theatre and watching her favourite show Friends over and over again!

Emily Johnstone

Trainee Workshop Tutor

Emily has been attending PACE since age 7 and has recently started to work as a trainee. She loves music and drama and has a soft spot for musical theatre. In her spare time Emily likes to play the saxophone, crochet and paint!

Ruth Stewart

Trainee Workshop Tutor Cover

PACE Board Members

Donald Urquhart – Chair
Graham Montgomery 
Andrew McFarlane


Cllr Lisa-Marie Hughes 
Alasdair Morrison

Andrew Howie 
Lynn Gray
Ruth Stewart (Youth Representative)