I am a theatre maker and teacher based in London, with international antennae.
I am inspired by the messy paradoxes of what it is to be … human. The stories I tell, characters I portray, and ways I teach are defined by capturing - and disrupting - the masks we present to the world.. I work with hope in our humanity and belief that theatre and humour can tap lightly and deeply to release and bring us together. There's less method, more madness.
Current performance projects include THE PROFIT (writer/performer), a site-specific performance in which I play property developer Frankie Foxstone; MUMMY (writer/performer), a bittersweet comedy about cultural practices which shape grief; and .staybless - a work-in progress about human hypocrisy and the struggle to remain good. According to one critic, I "teeter on the edge between hilarity and devastation". I think this is fair.
I perform regularly at Comedy and Cabaret events, and curate and host all-female revue ExperTeaZe, with recent interventions at the London Clown Festival and Live at Zedel's.
As a facilitator I offer tailored workshops in Improvisation, Comedy and Devising, Movement and Socially Engaged Theatre Practice. I regularly teach for The Mono Box and Drama Studio London, and have led workshops at The Actors Centre and the National Youth Theatre. I collaborate with Nimble Fish, currently working A New Direction’s Cultural Leadership Community and Advocate training for teachers based in London and Year 3 Tate project.
I am a Training Facilitator for Theatre for a Change; I have worked on projects with VSO in Rwanda (January 2018, press here for video) and with Oxfam in July 2016, as well as delivering UK-based workshops at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Anglia Ruskin and Amnesty International.
I trained for two years at the Ecole Internationale du Philippe Gaulier following a degree in English Literature at Cambridge University. I have since undertaken shorter trainings with Transpose, SITI Company, Song of the Goat, Complicite, Told by an Idiot, Ecole Jacques LeCoq, Cardboard Citizens and Kneehigh.
I have worked with various international artists, including:
Lucy Hopkins, Aitor Basauri, William Oldroyd, Trygve Wakenshaw, Javier Ariza, Annie Castledine, Jenny Lee, Sophie Larsmon, Jaime Mears and Jesus Cristobal.
I am co-founder and was co-artistic director of Spain-based bilingual theatre company Teatro Entre Escombros from 2010-‘13.