Producing fearless new writing by women about women.
Founded in 2019 by Charlotte Keith and Stephanie Greenwood, Very Rascals aims to produce new writing by female-identifying and non-binary theatre professionals that spotlights social issues focused on communication.
Charlotte and Stephanie met in an acting class and quickly became friends after bonding over their mutual love for tea. In the summer of 2019, Stephanie took her one-woman show to the Edinburgh Fringe and was delighted but terrified when asked to transfer it to the Tristan Bates. Charlotte boldly stepped in to help with producing and - thus - Very Rascals was born.
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Learn more about our team below
Stephanie Greenwood - Artistic Director
Stephanie was born in London and spent her childhood in South Africa and then France, before going to the US to study theatre and politics at Dartmouth College. Upon graduation, she moved back to London - bringing her life full circle - and began the perilous, exciting, sometimes very dull and boring life of being an actor, writer, and eventually (because she is an older sibling and likes to be in charge) producer.
In 2018, she toured with Jonathan Lewis' production of Soldier On as ensemble and understudy, staying with the production during its West End transfer to The Other Palace. She also revisited her award-winning honours thesis It's Beautiful, Over There. After a workshop during the 2018 Camden Fringe, she took the production to the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The production then transferred to the Tristan Bates Theatre at the Actor's Centre at the start of 2020 - marking this company's inaugural production and the beginning of a wonderful partnership with Charlotte (see more HERE).
She has recently graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with an MFA in Acting Classical and Contemporary Text. Stephanie is now based between Boston and London.
Other performance credits Include: Take a Bath (Bacchae Productions), Trompe L'Oeil (Emergence Festival/Very Rascals), The Present Tense (Emergence Festival), Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); As You Like It (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe/Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. (The Space Theatre, London/Blue Stocking Effigy).
Charlotte Keith - Company Director
Charlotte is an actor, writer and producer who splits her time between London and Hull. Originally she started out in Musical Theatre, training at Italia Conti Academy. Soon after graduation, she joined the National Youth Theatre where acting started to pique her interest. She is now studying on the BA Acting program at RADA. Falling into producing after lending a hand on Steph's first play, she has never looked back!
Outside of Very Rascals Charlotte has produced three new plays for Gutter Street Theatre Company on their 2022 new writing series at The Etcetera Theatre. She loves to develop new work, taking a physical approach to acting and facilitating.
A history nerd and an avid book reader, most of her writing work touches on people not in mainstream history but who have incredible stories to tell. When not producing you will find her in the air trying to climb colourful plastic walls or hanging upside down from silks. Her proudest achievement… she can lick her elbow.
Meghan de Chastelain - Associate Artist
Meghan is a Canadian-British artist and educator currently living in Glasgow. She studied at the University of Windsor in Canada, where she holds a BFA in Acting and spent five years working professionally across Ontario as an actor and creator. With a passion for teaching and working with young people, Meghan also Assistant Directed at the Stratford Festival’s Shakespeare School for several years and worked with students with special needs and English language learners in school environments. She first visited Scotland in 2019, when she toured as an Assistant Director for Judith Thompson’s Watching Glory Die, which made its international debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It was then that she developed a love for Scotland, and she returned in 2021 to complete her MFA in Directing Classical & Contemporary Text at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Theatre directing credits include: The Virgin Trial (Director, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); A Benevolent Alliance of Mourners and Feral (Director, emerGENce Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Assistant Director, Bard in the Botanics); and Absolute Bowlocks!, Milkshake and The Ticket Meister (Assistant Director, A Play, A Pie And A Pint).
Performance credits include: Angel Street, Bloomsday, and The Importance of Being Earnest (Lost and Found Theatre); The Land Grabber (Toronto Irish Players); Pygmalion (Burl Oak Theatre Group); For the Love of Austen, Clytemnestra, and Cataloguing the Stars (Newmarket National Ten-Minute Play Festival); and Othello (Theatre Kraken).
As a creator, Meghan co-devised Bus Stop To (K)nowhere, which won the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex CINA Award and is currently writing her newest work A Cocktailer’s Guide to Surviving a Pandemic, which was one of the Award winners for Sam Heughan’s Write Start Competition.