"When I got an email from Elizabeth Freestone asking me if I would like to be Associate Artist I was shocked, slightly scared and happy. Yes, believe me - all at once! Having had the pleasure to be to be involved with the Young Writers group on a few occasions I have seen first-hand how much Pentabus has been able to help so many young people, not just in terms of being writers but also life skills; forging friendships and building confidence. In a time when so many funds are being cut in the arts I am honoured to be able to be part of such a wonderful theatre company offering valuable opportunities and support for young people to be successful in whatever direction they choose.
Whenever I have had the pleasure of being at Pentabus HQ I have been welcomed with such warmth from the team that I feel honoured to be the Associate Artist. When I was younger (many moons ago) I had the pleasure of going to an acting club called Anna Scher where I learnt not only to act, but I too learnt life skills and forged friendships which I still carry with me today. I look forward to working with Pentabus and helping them go from strength to strength."
- Michael Quartey, Associate Artist (from April 2016)