Since graduating from Warwick University where I first started out as a theatre producer, I’ve worked on a wide range of theatre and film productions, from dance to comedy, to long West End runs and national and international touring shows.
The work I seek to make typically engages with socio-political issues in a vibrant, energetic and visually captivating way.
Across my projects, I’ve raised in excess of £210K through a variety of public and private funds (including Arts Council England, Oxford Culture Fund, Awards4All), individual and corporate sponsorship, crowdfunding campaigns, and private investment. Partnerships I’ve successfully developed have included national charities such as Addaction and Age UK.
I’ve had the pleasure of training with Stage One, Raindance, mac Birmingham, ACCA, City Lit, the National Student Drama Festival, the National Youth Theatre, The Clore Emerging Leaders Course, and the National Youth Film Academy. I’m also a member of UK Theatre, the Musical Theatre Network and Raindance.
In 2015, O2 Think Big awarded funding to my forthcoming independent project ‘Intermission’, a series of online videos and podcasts which will explore the relationship between mental health and creativity, and how artists make work about, and with, mental health issues.
I am honoured to have recently been awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship to visit the USA and India for 6 weeks in late 2016 to research how to effectively combat and raise awareness about social injustice through the arts.
In September 2016, I travelled to South Korea with Robin Linde Productions to research the use and effectiveness of digital media in theatre productions. This trip was supported by the Artists’ International Development Fund.
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