I am a UK theatre-maker, writer, performer & director interested in creating performance that is challenging and compassionate in equal measure.
I am now turning my thoughts to a new work entitled vessel , co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and The Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts with support from the University of Manchester and The Place. The show will open in October 2018 in Brighton followed by a three-week run at Battersea Arts Centre in November and then DaDa Fest in Liverpool in early December.
Huge thanks to Arts Council England for funding the project and to everyone who contributed to our Kickstarter campaign.
Choreography and choreographic practice play a huge role in my work, which is inventive in form, full of poetry and wit. I am particularly interested in interrogating and challenging notions of 'access' and 'accessible performance' by drawing on and re-interpreting functional forms of accessibility to build, stretch and enrich my performance practice.
I work from my studio at the Phoenix Gallery Brighton and my bed at home. I co produce each project with Executive director Jane McMorrow and general manager Mark Schofield. The work of the company is funded by project grants and subsidised by my work as a sign language interpreter.
I direct and provide dramaturgical support with a particularly interest in working with dance artist & choreographers.
I am a qualified, registered and working British Sign Language/English interpreter specialising in rehearsal/performance interpreting.