I am a director specialising in making theatre with young people and communities. Since graduating from Goldsmiths I have worked in the field of participatory arts creating and leading projects with young refugees, intergenerational groups, young people not in employment, education or training, primary schools, families and the corporate sector.
As an Associate with the National Theatre’s Learning Department for the last 15 years my credits include: Feathers in The Snow (NT Studio), An Island Far from Here (Dorfman), Once Upon a Time on the Block, Snapshots, Do Something Grand.
I have worked with Phakama, an international project for young people for over thirteen years. I was Artistic Director from 2014-2016 and credits include: Of All People, Edible Garden, Ten in a Bed, Three Percent, Spotlight, Tripwires, The World At My Feet, When Time Is Not, Postcards From Here, Breaking the Glass Box and Strange Familiars.
My work has been performed in galleries, museums, parks, schools, children’s homes, basements, warehouses, gardens, streets and rubbish dumps, as well as theatres including National Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Contact Theatre and The Albany.
I have created international exchanges in Germany, South Africa, Indonesia and Japan and has worked with the National Theatre, LIFT, English Touring Theatre, Tate Britain, Artangel, Unicorn Theatre, Hydrocracker, MakeBelieve Arts, Lewisham Youth Theatre and Theatre Peckham.
I have been guest lecturer at Central School of Speech and Drama, NYU Steinhardt, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary University of London and London Metropolitan University in Community Performance Practice.