About

Working within the field of participatory theatre and drama for the past 14 years, I have been fortunate to work with some exceptional theatre companies including Unicorn Theatre, Old Vic Theatre, The Roundhouse and the Gate Theatre.

With a particular interest in creating theatre for and with young people and community groups, I am constantly inspired by the work which is being developed in this field.

My experience includes drama workshops in formal and non-formal education settings, creating theatre with young people & community groups, work with young people at risk of offending, intergenerational practice,  project management and producing.

Current Work – Spring 2017

 

Working with The Bridge Company at the Brit School and playwright Phil Davies (Firebird – Hampstead Theatre and Trafalgar Studios) towards a new play ‘Landmines’ which will have a run at the Brighton Festival and Oval House.

With Goldsmiths College, working with MA Applied Theatre and Performance Practice students on a process-based residency – ‘Settlements.’

Mentoring spoken word artists and performance makers on a residential week in Gloucestershire towards new work and collaborations.

Education

2009: Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) – QCF (No. 7305).

1999 – 2002 University of Leeds: BA Honours English & Theatre Studies

 

Training

Arts Award Advisor Training

Child Protection Training

Puppetry and object manipulation short course – Central School of Speech and Drama

Back on Track approach to working with at risk young people through the arts – Oval House

Emergency First aid training

Accessible participatory drama workshops training – Shape

Faber and Faber Children’s writing course, over 5 months.

Creating a Story – LISPA (London International School of Performing Arts)

Katie Mitchell Directing Residential

Mark Storor and Gill Robertson – Dream: The Joy of Creating