About Valerie

Valerie Monti Holland is a sociodramatist whose own narrative began in Philadelphia as an actor, director and facilitator. Her passion for devising theatre with groups led her to an MA in Applied Theatre at the University of Manchester, a diploma in Sociodrama and Action Methods and a career using creative techniques in prisons, schools and organizations across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Valerie uses sociodrama and action methods and Forum Theatre as ways of delivering training, facilitation, community engagement and research primarily in the areas of Criminal Justice, Public Health and Regeneration both in the UK and across Europe and the world.

Valerie works in partnership with a number of different individuals and organisations including the Cleaver Company International (Boston, USA) and Sheffield City Council’s Children and Young People’s Public Health Team.