Southener rooted in yorkshire. Artistic Director of Silent Uproar, Emerging Company 2016-2017 New Diorama Theatre and Supported Artist of Hull Truck Theatre
Recently I directed A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) by Jon Brittain which won the following awards: Fringe First- The Scotsman, Best Musical Production- Musical Theatre Review, Kevin Spacey Artist of Choice Award (Musical Theatre).
I am part of West Yorkshire Playhouse's Directors One Programme 2017, and have previously been shortlisted for Kevin Spacey UK Artist of Choice: Musical Theatre (2017), Charlie Hartil fund (2017), Old Vic 12 (2016 & 2015), Almedia Resident Director Programme (2016).
Silent Uproar exists to commision writers to create provocative and playful new theatre to help make the world a little bit less shit.s We are heavily influenced by pop culture and we believe you don't always have to be serious to say something serious.
Our creative work is focused on exploring how to incorporate devising and new writing, to challenge our audience, but most of all to ensure they have fun. We are currently trying to explore the different ways a story can be told.
Outside of Silent Uproar in 2017 I was undertook the position of Curator for Hull Theatre Festival Assemble Fest
Artistic Director - Silent Uproar
Jan 2012 - Present
Script Reader - Hull Truck
Nov 2012 - Oct 2014
Freelance Youth Theatre Director/Facilitator - Hull Truck Theatre
May 2013 - Sep 2014
Assistant Director, Mandrake - Jack Studio Theatre
Apr 2013 - Apr 2013
Assitant Diretor, Saturday Night Sunday Morning - MiddleChild
Mar 2013 - Mar 2013
Drama and Theatre Practise - 2:1 BA (Hons) - The University of Hull
Aug 2009 - Aug 2012
- audience development
- new writing
- site specific
- youth theatre