Susan Mulholland, Deputy Director of Participation - Northern Stage Susan manages a variety of strands of work for children, young people and formal education establishments across the region. These include a residency project for Gateshead College, NT Connections, RSC Associate Schools programme and our Work Experience weeks. The key skills needed are communication skills, creative problem solving, budgeting, organisation and planning, collaborating with colleagues and lots of enthusiasm! Susan is also a playwright specialising in work for young children. She did a degree in English Literature at Leeds University before starting at Northern Stage. Surgeries can be one-to-one or in small groups (maximum 4 people per surgery).