I am a UK theatre-maker, writer and performer. I am interested in creating performance that is challenging and compassionate in equal measure.
Choreography and choreographic practice play a huge role in my work and this has been assisted by my (on-going) collaboration with Jonathan Burrows. My work is inventive in form, poetic in language, full of wit and dead-pan humour.
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 andenrich my performance practice.
I am now turning my thoughts to a new piece, working title 'Vessel' which has been co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and The Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts with support from the University of Manchester and the work will premiere in 2018. The research & development from January - April 2017 has been funded by The Arts Council England and a bursary from the Pebble Trust.
Other projects include being a performer in the new work Any Table Any Room by Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion alongside Scott Smith, Janine Fletcher and Claire Godsmark.
I have co-directed a new dance work by Probe/Antonia Grove entitled Now You See It which will be performed on May 14th 2017 at the Attenborough Centre as part of the Brighton Festival.
Janine Fletcher and I will continue our collaboration on her new work Suck It Up which has received funding from Arts Council England for the research & development phase.
I am based in Brighton where I have a studio at the Phoenix Gallery Studios.
I co-produce each project with an independent producer Jane McMorrow with Mark Schofield assisting with marketing work and website management.
The company is funded by project grants and subsidised by my work as a sign language interpreter.
I am a qualified, registered and working British Sign Language/English interpreter specialising in performance interpreting. Please click here to see upcoming dates for up-coming performances and interpreted performances.