Network Curator, founder – The Fence – Fence meeting – 29 Guadeloupe (March/April 2020)
- Boom! -International network for playwrights: The Fence, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United Kingdom, and Dutch Performing Arts are together collaborating on Boom! a new project that explores the shared heritage of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, while looking to the future. A diverse group of UK and Dutch playwrights will meet together, learn about their shared colonial history and begin to explore what might be interesting to each of them to write about.the Boom! Team
- Maaike Bergstra (NL)
- Neske Beks (NL)
- Jude Christian (UK)
- Enver Husicic (NL)
- Uma Nada-Rajah (UK)
- Chinoyerem Odimba (UK)
- Gable Roelofsen (NL)
All this leads to April 22-25th – London readings – provisionally at The Gate,
To create a wider debate connecting the UK and Netherlands, Boom! will collaborate with Dash Arts at Rich Mix on the evening of Wednesday April 22nd, as part of the successor programme to their 2019 Eutopia season of Dash Cafes. We will create a forum where we invite eg Paul Mason and other artist-activists. I am in dialogue with Josephine Burton around this.
Project Dramaturg – for the Crossing The Line partnership
- on the EU Erasmus+ funded Ogmius, launched in November 2018, which extends Crossing The Line, the 2014-17 EU Creative Europe funded international partnership programme with Mind The Gap (Bradford), Moomsteatern (Malmo) and Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche (Roubaix) – exploring how three theatre companies make work with learning disabled professional theatre makers.
- on the EU Creative Europe funded Trasna Na Line, launched in September 2019, which further expands the partnership to also include Blue Teapot (Galway), Theatr 21 (Warsaw) and Theater Babel (Rotterdam)
Read the report on the original Crossing The Line project
Associate Lecturer – Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths – MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy – with Gerald Lidstone
also working on the MA in Cultural Diplomacy with Carla Figueira; MA in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship with Sian Prime and co-supervising a PhD in Carnival renewal through education.
Visiting Fellow – Department of Film, Theatre & Television, University of Reading (2017-2020)
Chair – Vital Xposure – with Julie McNamara
Artistic Associate / Board Member – Az Theatre – with Jonathan Chadwick
Expert Advisor, Ambitious About Autism, (formerly Parent Trustee – Impact Committee, Post-19 Working Group, Youth Council)