In 2010-13 I worked with Steve Tiller on a new performance piece Two Schmucks, Three Opinions. This was a new departure for me as in spending 15 years working specifically to champion playwrights I stayed on the other side of that particular street. So the bulk of my writing experience is writing about – Van or Tardis, A strategic stimulus for the Welsh Arts Council on new writing possibilities. A Guide for Professional Playwrights working with the Amateur Sector for Arts Council England; Experiencing Theatres, The Theatres’ Trust 2009 Annual Conference Report, the Reader on dramaturgy for Processional at Soho Theatre
My 2015 article on disability arts for The Guardian
I trained originally as a theatre director, by directing at school, university, the National Student Drama and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, before completing the Postgraduate Diploma in Theatre Directing at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. I have directed at Soho Theatre Company, Kings Head, Bristol Old Vic Studio, in Oxford & Norwich; on postgraduate courses at UEA and Central School of Speech & Drama. rehearsed readings for Paines Plough, Graeae; Script Forums for New Playwrights Trust. I worked as Assistant Director at The Wolsey Ipswich, Northern Stage Newcastle, and Bristol Old Vic.
I aim to return to directing in 2018 with a production of Jessica Litwak’s My Heart is in the East
As Director of writernet for 15 years, I co-produced new work with partners as diverse as West Yorkshire Playhouse, South Street at Reading, Graeae. Jonzi D Productions, Pursued by a Bear, K3 Korporation and Soho Theatre. I have worked extensively with artists, venues and education and community partners setting up a variety of theatre projects both in the UK and internationally. I have produced an open air tour around East Anglia with a company of young people aged 16-25, and a 2 week season of work at the Kings Head.
I was Vice Chair at ATC, so have an overview of what a national touring company does. Most recently I produced work while Executive Director of Theatre Is… including Epiphany in Cambridge, Luton and Northampton. I then set up partnerships for Tightrope in York, London, Bristol, and Tilbury.