the team at team...

davina shah

Agent & Managing Director

I founded TEAM in 2020, keen to make a home for the brilliant storytellers and theatre makers I have the great pleasure of working with. My work at TEAM is grounded in nurturing talent & most importantly, the humans behind it, alongside providing strategic career support.

I’ve been advocating for artists for a long time: from the early part of my career working in producing & planning departments at a number of producing theatres & as an independent producer, and since 2011, as a literary & creatives’ agent. 

I am a Mancunian born and raised, and was a trustee of the Royal Exchange Theatre from July 2017 to March 2022.

Like most Manchester-folk, I like to think I do things a little bit differently…

Nafeesah Butt


Supporting theatre making has always been the focus of my practice. My work has included ten years in stage and company management across the subsidised and commercial sectors, a stint at the  at the National Theatre and General Managing the Capital re-development project at Kiln Theatre.

I have also worked at Arts Council England and in various consultative roles in support of Executive Leadership teams.

And now, it’s great to be part of the team at TEAM!

Anna Cole


People have always been at the heart of every part of my working life and I have had the privilege of working with some exceptional theatre makers. 

After studying at Hull University, I moved to London and worked nationally and internationally as a stage manager, company manager and most recently in the Planning Department at the National Theatre. 

I have now relocated back home to the beautiful Peak District and am delighted to be working at TEAM.