Theatre Practitioning Credits
I have worked as a practitioner and actor trainer for the past 16 years.
I am currently Co-Director at The Wheel, an Associate Artist for National Youth Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth, Associate Lecturer and Acting Coach for Falmouth University, Plymouth University and Cygnet Drama School.
I have led and managed many community focussed projects working with groups of all ages and abilities. I wrote and led on an acting degree for 6 years, training actors. Managed and curated festivals and outdoor performance work for The Barbican Theatre, and was Artistic Director of Symbiotic Theatre for 7 years working on projects to challenge social stigma associated with Mental Health.
Community engaged work includes:
Intergenerational projects - with the Princes Trust,
Reminiscence work - St Georges Hospital with Ladder to the Moon.
Prison Work - Brixton Prison with LSW.
Disability and inclusion work - establishing the Funky Llama project for Theatre Royal, workshops with Strictly Collaborative, Wheelfever Dance and Proteus Theatre.
Schools work - including leading on forum facilitation related to bullying, sex education, xenophobia and racism, for a number of companies in the South West and London. As well as skills based work in a number of schools and colleges.
Youth Theatre and directing Youth Theatre productions - Theatre Royal Plymouth, Sherman Theatre Cymru, Daisi, Half Moon Theatre, Barbican Theatre, Step Up Theatre.
Skill based workshops and Masterclasses - Physical Theatre, Choreographed Combat, Acting for Camera, Artaud, Stanislavsky, Brecht, Laban, Forum Theatre, Devising, Mask, Clowning, Cross Art Collaboration, Community Practice.
Festival and project management:
In the Flesh Festival 2006 - 2008 and the Ocean Project for the Barbican Theatre.
Lead Acting Coach - The Wheel Actor Training Company - 2020 - present
Associate Lecturer - BA Acting - Plymouth University - 2022 - present
Visiting Lecturer/Trainer - Acting - Cygnet Drama School 2020 - present
Associate Lecturer - BA Acting - Falmouth University 2019 - present
Programme Lead - BA Acting - Plymouth Marjon University 2013 - 2018
Visiting Lecturer - Theatre and Performance - Plymouth University 2010-12
Lecturer - BA Drama - University College Marjon 2011-13
Visiting Lecturer - Dartington College of Arts - 2008
Conferences and Forum Theatre Facilitation work:
NHS, Magistrates Courts, Credit Card (debt management), Mental Health Network. A series of conferences related to post natal depression, and host of the 'I'm Fine' NHS conferences.