Training: BA English Literature at University of Bristol; Foundation degree in Acting at RADA; Certificate in Devised Theatre and Performance at LISPA in Berlin.
I am a freelance director and assistant director, and have experience as artistic director of a company and theatre venue.
I set up and led theatre company BurntOut Theatre from 2012-2015 and developed and directed 5 productions which toured to festivals and site-specific locations across the UK. I developed a new play Muscovado with emerging writer Matilda Ibini, which opened at Theatre503 in 2015 and won the Alfred Fagon Audience Award, presented at the National Theatre. The company won three grants from Arts Council England for the development and touring of two new plays Muscovado and Monmouth which completed sell-out tours across the UK to theatres, schools, museums, churches, and site-specific locations.
As a freelance assistant director I am currently working with Lucy Bailey on Witness for the Prosecution for Eleanor Loyd Productions. In the past I have assisted Rosamunde Hutt (Unicorn Theatre, Theatre Centre) on Love. Bombs and Apples for the Arcola Theatre, Kevin Dyer (Dukes Lancaster) on The Iranian Feast for Farnham Maltings, Fiona Williams (Holland Park Opera) on Gotterdammerung for Fulham Opera and on a number of projects with RADA Associate Teacher Brigid Panet.
I was Artistic Director of the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis from 2015-2017. In this role I programmed a 300-capacity theatre, directed two productions with the Young Company for NT Connections, delivered an artist development programme called R&D By The Sea which involved hosting 15 emerging companies and artists in residencies, and commissioned and directed two large-scale promenade community plays involving over 100 local people aged 8-80 - Monmouth and The Tempest of Lyme. I managed a team of 7 permanent staff, 20 casual staff and 60 volunteers; I worked with a Board of Trustees and was actively involved in Governance and Board Development. I led on fundraising, partnerships and advocacy.
I am a Board Director (Trustee) at Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells
Between 2013-2015 I was a freelance director, Executive Assistant and Marketing Assistant at Cardboard Citizens, supporting Artistic Director Adrian Jackson on touring productions, forum theatre, workshops and training. I developed a new promenade production called 'The Big Tramp' which I project managed in 2014 and directed scenes involving homeless members in 2015.
I now work as a freelance director, assistant director and teacher of English, Theatre and acting.
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