I am a director, dramaturg, writer and actor. I work in various capacities in the creation and development of new work and adaptation with a focus on devised, collaborative, movement based and interdisciplinary work.
I am interested in making work that is personal, political and experimental and which pushes and challenges the theatrical form to engage with audiences in new ways. I work with deconstructing narratives; exploring the lesser explored perspectives and subverting expectation. I am attracted to non-linear narratives; to the epic and the mundane, the silly and the fundamental, and in mixing text, physicality and working across disciplines.
I trained at Jacques Lecoq and The Central School of Speech and Drama and have trained further, observed and assisted practitioners and companies including; Complicité, Gecko, Fabulous Beast, The Wooster Group, Song of a Goat, Yuko Kaseki, Total Brutal, Vanishing Point, NT Studio and Phillipe Gaulier.
I am Artistic Director of Flight of the Escales Theatre Company. Projects created and produced with Flight: Circus WTF (supported by: The Garage, Cambridge Junction, Jacksons Lane & The Roundhouse) No Way Out(Supported by: Ballhaus Ost and Camden People’s Theatre). TAMED, our current project, is supported by The New Wolsey, Eastern Angles and The Cut and championed by HighTide and The Globe. The show will premiere February 2021 (circumstances depending).
As a performer, I work mainly as a devising actress, specialising in physical theatre. I have developed projects with companies including; Offstage, Fevered Sleep, Blind Summit, Made in China, The National Theatre, Old Vic New Voices and FanShen. I am an associate artist and work regularly with Tangled Feet and Moving Dust. I am also a puppeteer. I'm not performing so much these days as am focusing more on the other side of things, but do stretch my body and voice bits from time to time.
I've lived and worked in Germany, Spain and France and continue to work internationally and collaborate with creatives and companies around the world. Last year I received and EU STEP grant to fund research into multi-lingual collaborations and adapting work for an international audience.
Recent projects include : Tamed Virtual Chorus Film R&D (Director), The Walk (Good Chance - Associate Puppet Director), Finding Melania R&D Film (co-Director) and Finding Melania (Director & Dramaturg). I am currently working as a performer with L'Ouvrier du Drame on Une Histoire Pop, an adaptation of A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn.
As a teacher and facilitator I have worked at leading drama schools in the UK and internationally, most recently at Barcelona Institute of the Arts (IAB) in Sitges, Barcelona. I also facilitate workshops in physical theatre and ensemble practice, theatre making (devised and collaborative) and puppetry, most recently working with Another Route which hosts creative workshops for UK based female refugees.