‘Everyone has the ability to explore their ideas, wishes and needs through creative storytelling, and help ourselves to move forward’

Drama therapist and artist Jorine Beck is Dutch and lives and works in Birmingham (UK).

She is an experienced drama therapist, who has worked with children, young people and adults within a wide range of mental health settings. Jorine holds a BA in Arts Therapies (Drama) and a MA in Theatre & Global Development. Jorine is HCPC registered and primarly works with children and young people who have experienced trauma, bereavement of have to deal with major life changes (such as not living with their birth families, going through the asylum process, etc).

Jorine makes art under the name PrettyPolitical and topics include global justice, social justice, feminism and equality. Jorine’s motto is: ‘I love to give people food for thought, without dictating what they should think.’


Resume & Portfolio summary

  • Dramatherapist working with adults and children in (mental) health care and schools since 2010
  • Former Lecturer at HAN University of Arts Therapies Nijmegen
  • Research Drama therapy & Assertiveness, publication in Dutch Journal of Arts Therapies
  • HAN University Prize 2011
  • Art exhibitions at Centrala Space, Filia100 Anchor Gallery, Impact Hub, P Cafe
  • Art publications in Risobook: Weird Science (2018), A5 Zine (2018), Women in History (2017), Slaney Street (2015), The Scribe (2014)
  • Long-listed for the Mother Art Prize 2020
  • Art work ‘Towers of Babel’ purchased for the film set of the BBC series ‘The Replacement’ (2016)


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