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Hunter, Kelly

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An actress for over 30 years, Kelly Hunter has worked with directors such as Trevor Nunn. She founded Touchstone Shakespeare Theatre in 2002 to work with young people with limited access to the arts.

Using Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as a starting point, Hunter and her team worked with children with autism creating games and exercises, which develop their confidence and creativity.
Nicola Shaughnessy is a Professor of Performance at the University of Kent, where she teaches contemporary performance and applied theatre, and recently led the AHRC-funded project ‘Imagining Autism’.

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