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Eglantyne Jebb (1876 – 1928) was born in Shropshire, studied at Oxford University and in 1919 co-founded Save the Children with her sister Dorothy Buxton.  Eglantyne developed the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.  This evolved into the current United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was adopted in 1989 and is the most universally accepted human rights treaty. Eglantyne - human rights activist, humanitarian, writer, social reformer, revolutionary fundraiser, visionary children’s rights campaigner.

Anne Chamberlain was born in Canterbury, New Zealand, studied at Otago University and works in front of and behind the scenes in theatre, film, television and festivals. In 2014, Anne wrote, performed, produced and toured EGLANTYNE in New Zealand receiving high critical acclaim. In 2015, Anne toured EGLANTYNE in the UK launching with a private preview at Eglantyne Jebb's childhood home The Lyth, Ellesmere, Shropshire and the premiere at Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn. Anne produced, co-wrote and performed in the comedy group The Flannelettes who played at the Olympics Arts Festival in Barcelona. Anne produced, co-wrote, directed and performed in the successful touring children’s musical comedy Witch Mother. Anne’s other notable acting roles include Viola in Twelfth Night, Adrianna in The Comedy of Errors, Jill in Equus, Joyce in The Ruffian on the Stair, Ariel Bright in Ariel Bright and Vicki in Long Gone Lonesome Cowgirls. Anne’s behind the scenes roles have included Manager of the 2012 New Zealand Arts Festival's Writers & Readers Week, Voice Artist for Deutsche Welle TV, Michael Palin's Personal Assistant, Communications Manager for the New Zealand Film Commission and National Publicist for Columbia TriStar Films (UK).

KC Kelly is an American by birth, a Kiwi by choice.  He studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and Columbia University.  KC has been an actor for 39 years and for many years was the Senior Drama Tutor at Toi Whakaari, the National Drama School.  He directed Gary Henderson's An Unseasonable Fall of Snow for the 1998 New Zealand Arts Festival.  KC’s other directing credits include Jane Keller's Boomers Behaving Badly, The Boxer by Matthew Saville, Knot a Problem and Island Mafia.  KC is co-founder and the current producer and artistic director of EnsembleImpact which tours New Zealand plays to secondary schools throughout the country.

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