Who we are

We are three teachers; Sarah Owen and Rachel Mckenna from the UK, and Sarah Rijnen from California. And we have one goal –  to bring the magic of the imagination back to the classroom, inspiring teachers and kids across the globe! 

We began working together after Sarah Rijnen stumbled across Pyjama Drama while searching online for drama-based teacher resources. Based in Wales in the UK, and run by sisters Sarah and Rachel, Pyjama Drama is a network of teachers who have been delivering drama and imaginative play classes in nurseries and preschools in the UK since 2005, and more recently in Malaysia and Australia. The three of us began working together immediately, and in January 2019 launched our first online training course for preschool teachers. We now spend our time between California and the UK, creating high-quality drama resources and delivering training both on and offline. 

More about Sarah Owen...
Sarah has a degree in Drama, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and taught High School Drama and English for a number of years before setting up Pyjama Drama in 2005 when her youngest was just one year old. Her three children are now 18, 16 and 14, and she spends her time writing courses, music and resources, as well as training and supporting teachers. 

More about Sarah Rijnen...
Sarah has a degree in Theater and a master's degree in Education. She has taught first grade in the US and Finland, and preschool drama classes in the US, Finland, Argentina, and the UK. Her two children, ages 4 and 7, remind her daily of the power of pretend play. 

More about Rachel McKenna...
Rachel has two young boys and has a master’s degree in Teaching from Manchester University. She worked as an Art Teacher for many years, ran her own bespoke wedding stationery design business, and has been working with Pyjama Drama since 2015.