Freya Stang


VOME outreach and Art Co-ordinator

Freya Stang (alias Frances Anne Sturt) is a theatre maker: actor, clown and mime.  She specializes in characters, masks and the creation of original theatre.  She is a teacher of theatre and movement,  has extensive experience of teaching teacher training and is an organizer of multi-arts events. Freya performs for festivals, in theatres and events throughout Europe.  She works in ensembles, within duos and develops and performs solo shows. She starred as Madame Butterfly in the short film ‘Oxford Circus’, which won best fiction award in Teheran, 2006.

Freya performs and directs for prison populations, and has been commended by Hibiscus for setting new standards for prisoner rehabilitation.

As VOME’s Arts and Outreach Co-ordinator she integrates art, performance and writing alongside VOME’s academic research.

She first trained at Desmond Jones School of Mime and Physical Theatre in London, later acting as pedagogic assistant to the school.   Before and since, she has enjoyed a multitude of other wide-ranging influences, from the training of Clown through mask / the Pochinko method – to the rigour and beauty of Etienne Decroux technique with Mime Corporel.

Freya has studied the theatre pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq at Helikos Internationale School of Theatre Creation in Florence with Giovanni Fusetti, there she works under the schools multiple branches and influences: Theatre of the Opressed, Gestalt, Bio Energetics and Taoist Martial Arts

She holds a (post graduate) Certificate in Education from Nottingham University.