Rosie McGowan

Rosie has an extensive history of working with young people using drama and theatre to explore difficult and sensitive youth-related themes and issues.

She has a Masters in Applied Theatre (Drama in the Community and Drama Education) and a Masters in Counselling and often combines her knowledge of these two distinct fields throughout her practice.



As a counsellor, Rosie works experientially and integrates a range of counselling and creative modalities throughout her work. Her speciality is in addiction and trauma. She works with various addictions, as well as family members of addicts and trauma survivors.

Applied Theatre

As an applied theatre practitioner, facilitator and educator, Rosie has taught in numerous schools and designs and conducts workshops with various communities. Themes that have been explored include the impact of sexual assault trauma on survivors; self harm; communication; self-care; and recovery. She has worked with organisations including the Community Rehabilitation Centre; Singapore's only female halfway house, The Turning Point; The Esplanade (Singapore); and Outside Edge Theatre Company (London).

Theatre Practice

As a theatre practitioner, Rosie has performed in The Crucible (Toy Factory Productions); Mind Map of Love, sold-out runs of The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband and Ragnarok (Skinned Knee Productions); Walking in Beauty London (Blue Bean Productions); and was dramaturg on Edith Podesta's commissioned production, Leda and The Rage (The Esplanade).


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