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October 2017 Ireland has struck oil – but will it be Norway or Nigeria? –  a live performance and audio podcast around a near future scenario with The Fence as part of King’s College’s Arts and Humanities Festival: World Service, with Gabriel Gbadamosi and Professor Max Saunders. Part of a planned series – All Our Tomorrows

You can listen to a podcast of the event

 

August 2017 Directed Two-day workshop on My Heart is in The East with Jessica Litwak and Fred Fortas

May 2017 Fence 25 as part of the Festival du Mot, with The Hopper Project at La Charite sur Loire

March 2017 Fence 24 as part of the Cultural Festival in Rokiskis, Lithuania

January 2017 Crossing The Line Festival in Roubaix (read my interview with journalist Bella Todd for Disability Arts International)

August 2016 Directed Two-day workshop on My Heart is in The East with Jessica Litwak and Fred Fortas

June 2016 Dramaturgy on Alexander Raptotasios’ The Macbeths for LAMDA

May 2016 Fence 23 as part of the Festival du Mot at La Charite sur Loire

April 2016 Fence 22 as part of the International Theatre Festival in Istanbul, also in partnership with Eurodram, supported by Allianz Stifting

March 2016 Curated 2 Swedish playwrights, 2 UK playwrights with myself and Edward Bromberg as dramaturgs, to Hong Kong for a translation workshop of new plays for young people, for AFTEC

March 2016 Launched Matt Hargrave’s book: Good, Bad or Plain Ugly; Theatres of Learning Disability, at the Disability Research Centre, Goldsmiths

October 2015 Keynote Speaker at the first convening on Relaxed Performances in China in Hong Kong October 2015, with Vicki Ooi and Lynn Yau at AFTEC

June 2015: Fence 21 as part of the Schillertage Festival at The Nationalteater in Mannheim and also in partnership with TiG7. Theme – Closed Societies.

May 2015 Directed Rehearsed reading with Jessica Litwak on My Heart is in the East, her new play set in 11th Century Cordoba. Jessica is also working on this with La Mama in New York

Convenor, MA Writing for Performance & Dramaturgy, Goldsmiths

January 2015: Fence 20 Eugene O’Neill Theatre Centre, Connecticut and Lark Play Development Center New York, The Play Company and NITE

October 2014: Married Debbie Seymour. Jointly dramaturged the ceremony.

May 2014 : Fence 19 Prishtina, as part of Polip 4th Literature Festival and Heads of Committee meeting of Paris-based script-in-translation network Eurodram. (I am the Head of the English language committee)

March 2014 : Kings College London, presentation to students on the Beautiful Minds – Mental Health and The Arts module. “Took it as read. Or The Curious Incident of the Fog in the Sightline.”Sarah Kane, Theatre and Mental Health

February 2014 : Crossing The Line. Led the assembly and submission to Brussels of a bid for 2 years of new Creative Europe funding to bring together Europe’s three leading theatre companies working with professional, learning disabled theatre makers. (Mind The Gap, Bradford, Compagnie de l’Oiseau Mouche, Roubaix and Moomsteatern, Malmo).

Script Reader – Sonia Friedman Productions – for Jack Bradley

January 2014 : Fence 18 Eugene O’Neill Theatre Centre, Connecticut and Lark Play Development Center New York

December 2013: Two Schmucks, Three Opinions performances in London, Leeds and Somerset. Part of a series of try-outs of a new performance piece which I have co-written, co-directed and co-perform.

November 2013: Kuala Lumpur, dramaturgical work alongside playwright Peter Arnott with 35 Malaysian playwrights from across the country as part of a nationwide competition set up by the Ministry and delivered by Kakiseni. Trip curated by British Council

October 2013: Tbilisi, Georgian International Theatre Festival

September 2013: University of Reading – Creating New Writing 1945-2013) plenary panel discussion on new writing and the Arts Council (England)

June 2012 – September 2013 Project Dramaturg & Trainer – The Secret ListenersPascal Theatre Company – with Julia Pascal

November 2012  Co-ordinated Fence 17 in  in Amsterdam, with MC, and Theater Instituut Nederland, SICA and The British Council

October 2012  Project Consultant – ACT Interreg Channel successful bid beginning with Royal Opera House, Theatre Is… , Gateway Academy School, Tilbury, Southend YMCA, Thurrock Council Music Services

September 2012 Thought Leader, Disability and Theatre symposium at The Kennedy Centre, Washington DC

October 2011 Co-Chair and Project Consultant – Theatre & AutismSOLT/TMA – relaxed performances

 

 

 

 

 

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