I am a theatre maker, director, writer and actor. I work in various capacities in the creation and development of new work and adaptation with a focus on devised, collaborative 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 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, Easterm 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, specilaising 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 work internationally with companies and artists based in France, Germany and Spain. Last year I received and EU STEP grant to fund research into multi-lingual collaborations and adapting work for an international audience. I am currently working as a performer with L'Ouvrier du Drame in Lille on Une Histoire Pop'uliare des Etas Unis.