I am a theatre maker and facilitator 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 and belief that theatre can tap lightly and deeply to titillate, release and bring us together. There's less method, more madness.
Current performance projects include THE PROFIT (writer/performer) which will be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August and .STAYBLESS which will preview at the HighTide Festival in September. My first solo MUMMY (writer/performer) will continue to tour.
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, Clown, Devising, Movement and Socially Engaged Theatre Practice. I regularly teach for The Mono Box, Drama Studio London and London Studio Centre, and have led workshops at The Actors Centre, Mountview and the National Youth Theatre. I also collaborate with Nimble Fish, currently working A New Direction’s Cultural Leadership Community and Advocate training for teachers based in London and the 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 the Democratic Republic of the Congo in July 2016, as well as delivering UK-based workshops at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Anglia Ruskin and Amnesty International.
I am a core member of Clowns Without Borders UK with recent expeditions to the refugee camps and communities in Athens, Istanbul and Bangladesh, collaborating with PLAN International, BRAC and ICCO. For a video press here.
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-‘14.