COLECTIVO SUSTENTO //
Working with 14-25 year olds on remand to facilitate drama sessions based on civic participation; working with adult prisoners in Felix e Illusiones Theatre
Collective to devise material for a new show based on parentification; working with young people in a semi-open prison to create drama through storytelling
HOME DECONSTRUCTED //
A devised piece focusing on the notion of 'home' and what it means to different people, using personal experiences and the stories of others as starting points. I was a writer and performer on the project, a long term collaboration with theatre maker Natasia Bullock (YEP Director).
THE CENTRE //
The Centre was a promenade piece in an office block, devised and performed by Collective Encounters Youth Theatre. The performance focused on austerity and public
service cuts, imagining a surreal dystopian future which operates as one 'big society'. I facilitated devising sessions with young people in the group and directed the piece alongside Matthew Elliott.
WEEKEND ARTS COLLEGE: MISUNDERSTOOD //
I planned and led weekly drama and physical theatre sessions for a large group ranging in age from 14- 20, devising and writing material collaboratively resulting in a performance based on the theme of 'Misunderstood'.
APPLY CAMOUFLAGE: DISAPPEAR //
As part of On the Verge festival, showcasing emerging artists working in non-theatre spaces. This devised installation performance focussed on identity and relationships in a modern world, following the stories of 4 characters who ‘disappeared’ through varying areas of their lives; motherhood, first love and career ambitions.
I am an experienced theatre facilitator, the results of which not often captured in a compelling photograph, and the extent too large to list here, but nevertheless a huge part of my work as a socially engaged artist. Companies I have worked with include Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre, Altru Creative Education, Proper Job Theatre, Collective Encounters and Community Arts Northwest. For more information check out my CV or contact me.
The importance and emphasis on collaboration in my theatre work remains strong, after coming to the fore during training at Hope Street Limited and Liverpool John Moores University. If you are interested in the possibilities of working together; be you a designer, musician, performer, dancer, activist, academic; let's start a conversation.