Christopher Carroll Marketing & Engagement Manager
Like many theatre-makers, Christopher has sharpened his communication skills through a travelled career of telling stories that matter, through promoting his own work with his company, Bare Witness, and advocating for the value of the arts. He fiercely believes that theatre is for everyone – they just don’t know it yet.
Some of Christopher’s early theatre experiences in his native Ireland came through Dublin Youth Theatre and Roundabout Youth Theatre, companies that are renowned for radical, confronting productions that stand up and stand apart in a city with strong theatrical traditions. Having followed the path from youth theatre to professional training and a fulfilling career in the arts, he can speak to the life-changing impact of those formative experiences, and the important role of youth arts in the cultural landscape, not only for the future, but in the here and now.
Christopher has also worked with us since 2018 as a Workshop Artist, and balances his role as Marketing & Engagement Manager with that of Lead Artist for the Emerge Company, our training and professional development program for emerging artists aged 18-25. As an active arts practitioner and educator, he has been privileged to guide many young people through Canberra Youth Theatre and witness their development into confident, conscientious, expressive young artists – so naturally, he’s eager to get the message out there about how great they are!