I am a theatre-maker, performer and facilitator based in London.
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 a fervent, fabulous belief that theatre can make us better creatures - kinder, deeper and much sillier.
Current performance projects include THE PROFIT (writer/performer) which ran throughout the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August and .STAYBLESS which scratched at the HighTide Festival in September. My first solo MUMMY (writer/performer) will continue to tour (London date - 10th October, press here for tickets)
As a facilitator I offer workshops in Improvisation, Comedy, Clown, Devising, Movement and Forum Theatre. I regularly teach for The Mono Box, Drama Studio London and London Studio Centre, and have led workshops at The Actors Centre, Mountview, National Youth Theatre and London School of Economics. I also collaborate with Nimble Fish, working to nurture creativity in schools.
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 a diploma in Therpeutic Skills from the Society of Analytical Psychology.
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, Jesus Cristobal, Steve Ryan and Katharine Markwick.
I was co-founder and was co-artistic director of Spain-based bilingual theatre company Teatro Entre Escombros from 2010-‘14.