I am an applied theatre practitioner, theatre director and community producer from London with twelve years experience of working in the applied theatre field.
I design and deliver projects in mainstream & special needs primary and secondary schools and colleges, youth centres, youth theatres, hospitals, universities, museums and theatres.
I specialise in working with inner city groups of children and young people, building confidence and creating positive experiences through the arts.
In the UK I have delivered projects with Theatre Peckham, Poplar Union, Lyric Hammersmith, The Unicorn Theatre, The Tricycle Theatre, The Old Vic, The Southwark Playhouse, The Bush Theatre, The British Museum, The Gate Theatre, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Chickenshed, Graeae, SMART (mental health charity), Green Shoes Arts, New Wimbledon Theatre, Tender, Artis, Lost Theatre, Lewisham Youth Theatre, The Broadway Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, Blackhorse Workshop, Purple Moon Drama and have delivered projects internationally with Faust International and Dramatic English in Hong Kong and the Phillipines.
I offer bespoke short and long term workshop packages for a range of client groups. Get in contact for more information.
Close Up: a girls project with New Wimbledon Theatre. The project engaged girls at risk of entering unhealthy relationships in drama workshops designed to enable them to challenge and question power dynamics and gender roles in their own relationships.
I am currently working as: Director of The Harrow Club project for The Gate Theatre, Lead facilitator for The Agency at Blackhorse Workshop: http://www.blackhorseworkshop.co.uk/theagency/ Producer at Foundation for Future London, Facilitator for Muse of Fire - a Dementia project at Southwark Playhouse: https://arts4dementia.org.uk/?post_type=event&p=6963 and Director of Jollof Wars at The Vault Festival: https://vaultfestival.com/whats-on/jollof-wars/
Arts for Dementia training January 2020
Working with vulnerable people - Samaritans training - November 2019
The Comedy School Stand Up Comedy Course - (March 2018)
TEFL training – The TEFL Academy (May 2017)
Arts Award Training – Discover and Explore level (February 2017)
Mental Health First Aid training with Mind (June 2016)
Facilitator training in Legislative Theatre - Theatre for a Change (April 2016)
Working with young people with experience of domestic abuse, Tender (2016)
Beyond Resistance - Working with challenging groups - Act for Change (2015)
Create the space – Youth Theatre Practitioner training at National Theatre ( 2014)
Tender training on culturally specific forms of violence against women (2014)
National Association of Youth theatre annual training event (October 2013), Mime course at City Lit (2012)
Makaton training (August 2012)
Autism Awareness training with National Autistic Society (2012)
Age Exchange training on Intergenerational Theatre work (2010)
Short course in Clowning at LAMDA ( 2009)
Training in Epilepsy first aid, Total Communication, and Child Protection at Cheviots Disability Service. (2009)
Disability Awareness training Graeae Theatre Company (2008)
Forum theatre: Training on the use of forum theatre in workshops with with Bigfoot Theatre Company (2008)
Drama Therapy, An Introduction: Fifteen-hour practical introduction to the practice (2007)