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Amanda Root

Founder & Board Chair

Amanda is a professional actor and has performed in numerous theatre, film and TV roles. She has worked extensively with the RSC, as well as in the West End and on Broadway. Amanda played Anne Elliot in Roger Michell’s award-winning production of ‘Persuasion’. She has also directed several theatre productions and enjoys sculpting in her spare time.

Amanda founded Talitha Arts in 2010. Amanda is passionate about justice and equality, and her vision for Talitha was to give voice to the voiceless through the freedom of the creative arts. Amanda united the skills of actors musicians, artists, dancers and art therapists to create unique, therapeutic art workshops that restore dignity, meaning and hope for those have experienced domestic violence/abuse, those living with dementia, trauma, ex-offenders, refugees and children.