I am an ermerging playwright with rehearsed readings of my most recent play, Not Simon, taking place this Autumn.
I have been a part of the Soho Young Company for the past three years, having compelted the Soho Theatre's writers' course, I am now a member of the Soho Writers' Alumni Group (or SWAG for short...) While at Soho I developed my frist script, Protect TOR which has had readings both in London and Oxford.
Not Simon looks at what happens to the people that are left behind when young LGBT people leave the rural communities they have grown up in.
A mother is left not understanding what's happened to her son.
A friend is left without the one person he could talk to.
When these two meet under the most unussual circumstances, two worlds collide.
Designed to tour to the most rural locations around the UK it needs only a space, two actors and a single light, and I want it to reach into communities that currently so often feel left behind, not just by their LGBT members, but by the towns, cities and politics of the South East.
Alongside writing I also work as an actor which has let me interract with text and new writing in a physical way over the past 8 years. Working with other writers, as an actor, has really taught me how best to collaborate with other creatives, and that a group effort to find the best incarnation of an act or sentence really does yield the best results. It has massively shaped the way I write, which is very focused on the actor and on the verbal ticks and quirks people in the real world have but which become magnified on stage. I try to write in a simple way to allow the space needed for others to bring their ideas and creativity to a script. I want to collaborate with choreographers/movement directors, directors, composers, vocal coaches, lighting designers and technicians, designers of set and costume and stage managers of every type. I believe that every production is only made possible by a tribe forming and I want a tribe with as many varied talents as possible.
Playwright - Not Simon
Jul 2014 - Present
Actor - Represented by Belfield & Ward
May 2011 - Present
Playwright - Protect TOR
Sep 2014 - Mar 2016
Playwriting - Young Writers' Course & Alumni Writers' Group - Soho Theatre
Sep 2014 - Present
Acting - One Year Postgraduate Course - The Oxford School of Drama
Sep 2011 - Aug 2012
English - Ba (Hons) - Cambridge University
Oct 2008 - Jun 2011
- Content Creation
- Academic Writing
- Physical Theatre
- Pitching/presenting and proposal writing
- Presentation and Proposal Writing
- Presentation Skills
- Television Presenting
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