Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Licketyspit has a small, dynamic core team.


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Role of the actor-pedagogue

“You are educationists, you are philosophers but most of all you are artists, your work is very important.” – Bulgarian child psychotherapist/ EuroChild Conference, Sofia 2014/LicketyLeap.

The success of Licketyspit’s engagement with children is the connection between children and actors. Both are experts at play. Adults who want to play and who take play as seriously as children do are a powerful force for children’s rights. Adults who can suspend their disbelief utterly and go with children into imaginary worlds, can empower children to do the same. This is the role of the actor-pedagogue.

Licketyspit actor-pedagogues are ‘players’ and social activists who put every participant at ease to enable inclusive group play. The actor-pedagogues treat all participants as equals – not as adults instructing children, but as experts who know how to play. The actor-pedagogues work hard to remove all barriers to the fullest participation of every participant in the play session.

Virginia Radcliffe

Colette Aitchison

Steven Shayegh

Johnny Austin

Licketyspit Actor-Pedagogues

Itxaso (Taz) Moreno