What's my flavour?

I am a multi award-winning interactive theatre maker and digital artist with a background in devised participatory performance and locative media. 

 

The core focus of my practice is to create intimate encounters between individuals, focusing on the here and now meetings between people in unconventional performance spaces. My practice is led by a desire to work with disadvantaged communities and individuals from outside of the arts to co-create experiences that discard the concept of role and character through stimulating, meaningful and mostly one-to-one interactions. I am artistically interested in theatre of the everyday, mental health, environmental issues, and face-to-face encounters, that, through my practice merges performer, audience and context aware technologies.

I make interactive experiences that put the audience right at the centre of the work. The participants are often invited to unexpected, naturally atmospheric locations; Churches, underground tunnels, forests, trains, warehouses, lighthouses and hidden rooms. 
 

After graduating from Dartington College of Arts/Falmouth University in 2012 I spent two years in Australia, creating and facilitating interactive performance workshops with remote and marginalised communities in the Australian outback that explored themes such as home and identity. These themes were chosen by the participants which gave them ownership over the content design and delivery, the devised performance went on to be presented at Fairfax Youth Arts Festival. I then went on to devise and tour new works at many experimental arts festivals such as Crack Theatre Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival, receiving the Innovation Award and Weekly Best Theatre Award.

 

I have worked with companies such as critically acclaimed immersive theatre collective Raucous, adventurous artists' group Blast Theory, tactical arts group PVI Collective, experience designers Sandpit, and community arts organisation Open Space Contemporary Arts (OSCA).

 

I am a proud artist in residence at Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio as well as undertaking the MA in Creative Producing (in partnership between UWE and Watershed). ​

 

Specialist areas;

  • Conversational performance

  • One-to-one performance

  • The role of the audience 

  • Storysharing

  • The future of technology in theatre

  • Site-specific theatre

  • Digital Storysharing

 

I believe there is immense value in collaboration, supporting others and harnessing the values of kindness, generosity and honesty to bring an idea to life collectively.

If you are interested in what I do and want to grab a coffee then please get in contact, I would really love to hear from you.


Winner / 2014 Adelaide Fringe John Chataway Innovation Award and Best Theatre Weekly Award for the show Now We Can Talk

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