Transform 17 Team

Amy Letman

Amy Letman

Creative Director

Amy is an independent producer and curator based in Leeds.

In 2011 she was appointed Associate Producer at West Yorkshire Playhouse, where over four years she established the artist development programme, produced a number of special projects and productions, and led on Transform.

In 2014 she left WYP to focus on developing Transform as an independent, citywide and international festival. The same year, she was awarded the Arts Council and British Council Artists International Development Award, visiting Theater der Welt in Mannheim and subsequently spending a year researching contemporary performance in the US, Mainland Europe and Middle East.

Amy’s interests are in international festivals, site-specific and socially engaged practice. She produces independently for a number of Leeds based artists and companies, sits on the advisory board for RashDash, and is a member of the artistic committee for the Leeds European Capital of Culture 2023 bid. She originally trained with Fuel, London Artists Projects, HERE Arts Centre (NYC) and studied BA Drama & Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Ryan Hogan

Ryan Hogan

Audiences Producer

Ryan is an independent producer based in Leeds.

Ryan graduated from the University of Leeds in 2016 with BA (Hons) in Theatre & Performance. Ryan’s interests are contemporary performance, live art and festivals. His main passion is queer performance practices, and he is particularly interested in performance for nightclub and cabaret spaces.

Whilst at University, he developed a queer performance platform and queer cabaret party for the city of Leeds called KETCHUP. KETCHUP aims to support emerging queer artists working in the North, as well as bring established queer artists and work to Leeds. Ryan continues to develop KETCHUP and hopes to expand the platform over the next few years.

In 2016, Ryan undertook a Producing Internship with Transform, he now joins the team working on Transform 17 as Audiences Producer.

Lins Wilson

Lins Wilson

Associate Producer

Lins Wilson is a producer and artist based in Leeds.

Her work revolves around creating, producing and facilitating art of all kinds – theatre, visual arts, audio-visual installation, sound art, live music and creative events.

For the last 5 years, Lins has worked as a Creative Producer for Lord Whitney, helping to create worlds and set pieces for a huge array of projects and events like The Wood Beneath the World – an immersive theatre piece which reached over 4000 people in 2014. She is also a visual artist and musician who has produced two major installation pieces as part of arts collective Buffalo, and has travelled the world playing live music.

Lins is interested in producing and collaborating on work which is bold, beautiful, passionate and independent, and in particular loves working with pioneering artists in the North. She studied BA Visual Communications at Leeds College of Art.

Molly Sharpe

Molly Sharpe

Assistant Producer (The Darkest Corners)

Molly is a producer and theatre maker based in Yorkshire.

In 2016 she was appointed Assistant Producer at Hull Truck Theatre, working across the enriched artistic programme of the theatre during Hull UK City of Culture 2017.  Previously, Molly trained as a Producer at West Yorkshire Playhouse. As part of her role there, she was involved in Transform 16. 

As a theatre maker, she is interested in creating bold and playful work that pushes boundaries of form and audience experience. She is a member of Theatre Company The52, creating interactive and immersive performances for non-traditional spaces. She studied BA Theatre and Performance at University of Leeds.

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Collaborators

Production & Safety – Adam Long (TG Events)
Production & Safety – Tim Garbutt  (TG Events)
Production Manager (The Darkest Corners) – Graeme Nixon
Press – Anita Morris
Design & Digital – Rabbit Hole
Festival Centre Coordinator- Raf Bogan
Accountant – Pete O’Hara

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Board

Sheena Wrigley  (Chair)- Executive Director at HOME, Manchester
Dr Ben Walmsley (Deputy Chair) – Associate Professor in Audience Engagement, University of Leeds
Lisa Baxter – Director of The Experience Business
Victoria Pratt – Artist, Invisible Flock
Ric Watts – Senior Producer, Royal Exchange
Mimi Poskitt – Artist & Senior Producer, West Yorkshire Playhouse

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