RED PHOENIX STORYTELLING & PRODUCTIONS
Red Phoenix Storytelling & Productions was set up in 2007 by Terrie Howey, to create storytelling performances, workshops and provide freelance dramaturgical and supplemental services for all manner of occasions from light-hearted fun to educational, family celebrations to corporate events.
Red Phoenix Storytelling and Productions was founded by Terrie Howey in 2007, as a storyteller and theatre practitioner Terrie has had a keen love of storytelling from a young age (she started telling stories aged 4). The aim of Red Phoenix Storytelling and Productions is to make the performing arts, especially storytelling, accessible regardless of age, ability, social or cultural background. To this end Red Phoenix Storytelling and Productions supports a wide range of community and arts activities in the Milton Keynes area.
TERRIE HOWEY PhD CF / RED PHOENIX
Storyteller & Theatre Practitioner
Founder & Artistic Director of Red Phoenix Storytelling & Productions
PhD Researcher(Applied Storytelling), Loughborough University
BA (Hons) First Drama and Theatre Arts, specialising in Dramaturgy
Arts Award Advisor, Trinity College, London
Winston Churchill Fellow
To see clips of past performances, please visit the 'gallery' page.
Terrie Howey is better known as storyteller Red Phoenix (she was given that nickname as a heritage storyteller in Edinburgh), and her skills in storytelling and theatre practice to create magical bespoke performances for all ages. Terrie is a performer, educator, writer and dramaturg, offering her skills freelance besides utilising them in her own performances and workshops. At home when in front of an audience Terrie is happy to perform in schools, museums, historical sites, festivals besides other venues and events to all ages anywhere in the world.
As a storyteller, Terrie has been performing and researching stories and the process of storytelling since 2004, but has been performing in theatre and facilitating performance workshops since 1992. She founded Red Phoenix Storytelling & Productions in 2007 and as Artistic Director, Terrie has shared her love of storytelling and made it accessible to a wide range of audiences, whilst supporting and developing up and coming tellers.
Terrie is an Arts Award Advisor for Trinity College London, an international initiative for young people 7 - 25yrs to gain qualifications and gain experience in the arts. She is a member of the Society for Storytelling, Equity and a Winston Churchill Fellow. She has an enhanced CRB and Public Liability.
Specialising in Dramaturgy while studying Drama and Theatre Arts at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Terrie, followed a personal focused study into storytelling (taking full advantage of being just round the corner from the Scottish Storytelling Centre) for which she was awarded a First with Hons. Her academic career researching storytelling continued with studying a PhD in applied storytelling at Loughborough University, completed in 2021.
In 2012 Terrie became a Winston Churchill Fellow, and got the oppurtunity to travel across America and Canada to work with and be inspired by storytellers like; Csenge Zalka, Dale Jarvis, Dan Yashinsky, Jan Andrews, Jane Crouse, Jennifer Cayley, Judy Sima, Juidth Heineman, Karen Chace, Kevin Cordi, Marylyn Perringer, Molly Sutkaitis, Robert Greygrass, Ruthanne Edward, and Wavy Gravy.
Terrie’s career has led her to perform and lead workshops all over the world, and she creates her own original tales as well as researching and drawing from historical sources. These experiences have led to a broad repertoire of stories and projects which are being added to all the time as new challenges arise.
Terrie is the Chair of the Bardic Council of Stony Stratford and runs ACT NOW incorporating the youth theatre groups ACT OUT & ACT UP and ACT WRITE also in Stony Stratford which is in the north east part of Milton Keynes, the stories of the 'new town' of Milton Keynes were the focus of her PhD research: Knowing My Milton Keynes.