I am a freelance theatre artist, facilitator and project manager who trained at Queen Margaret University College.
Since 2002, I have worked with Ickleflix, Theatre Jezebel, East End Community Arts Project, UK Theatre School, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland, Citizens Theatre Education Department, Cutting Edge Theatre Productions, Scottish Youth Theatre, Performance Collective Stranraer, Glasgow Life, Licketyspit, Tron Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland and Birds of Paradise.
I am a trained actor who has actively diversified my skills to allow me to make theatre and create opportunities for children, young people, families and communities. This is the work that inspires and challenges me.
From 2006 – 2015 I was part of the core artistic team at Scottish Youth Theatre. As Associate Artistic Director, producing and directing numerous projects ‘for, by and with’ young people as well as developing many of the company’s projects and initiatives such as Family Storytime and the SCQF credit-rated course. I have represented the youth theatre sector both nationally and international at a number of high profile events.
From 2015-2016 I was part of the Learn department at the National Theatre of Scotland as the Interim Creative Learning Coordinator. I developed and delivered a national workshop programme to support the production of The 306:Dawn, developed online resources for use in schools and supported the Bangladesh Association Glasgow and the Yuva Ekta Foundation (New Delhi) in their productions for the Home/Away Festival.
In 2014 I presented a workshop tilted ‘Creating Work with the Instant Generation’ at Performing the World in New York. In 2016 I delivered ‘Creative Landscaping’ workshops in New Delhi, India for the British Council.
From 2016 I have worked freelance for a number of organisations in a variety of artistic and management roles. My regular working relationships have been with the National Theatre of Scotland, Tron Theatre and Glasgow Life.
I am an Associate Artist with Licketyspit Theatre Company and the Performance Collective Stranraer.
I am a Co-Director of Sanctuary Queer Arts and one part of community arts partnership Culture Junction.