Artist / Writer / Director / Producer / Facilitator /Researcher
I am a participatory artist, writer and cultural worker who explores collective responses to social injustice. My practice is multidisciplinary: mixing Verbatim, contemporary theatre, Theatre of the Oppressed, action research, public space interventions with community organising and legal rights work. I collaborate with people with direct experience of the work’s issues to challenge injustice.
My work is process led, research based and embedded within and celebrates the context from which it comes. My work platforms the creative expression of those normally excluded from the arts and exists in community centres, streets, theatres and online.
I’m a former organiser with Focus E15 Campaign (East London) mother led resistance to housing injustice. I’ve been lucky enough to work as a Human Rights Organiser with Participation and the Practice of Rights: working with young people in Belfast on participatory housing justice and creative interventions such as a permanent mural on the international peace wall. I was Creative Lead for a the ‘Sunflower Week’ of action 2020 working with arts activists The Yes Men and PPR’s Build Homes Now: young people tackling homelessness in Belfast.
I am co-writer, director & producer for the critically acclaimed 'Land of The Three Towers Vol1' (2016) and LOTTT VOL II (2018) as Co Artistic Director of You Should See The Other Guy Theatre Co. This verbatim musical and community workshop series toured London estates facing demolition. I am creative producer & co-director for ‘WOMB WITH A VIEW’, Winners of Independent Association of Festivals 2017. My solo writing credits include 'DEPRESCOS' (2014) and 'A Riot Act: Mums Go To Iceland' (2013) written from extensive research into issues of exploitation.
My practice as a theatre maker and facilitator focuses on using theatre as a transformative space : one of self expression, self reflection, a place to unpick the claws of society and work through oppressions experienced in the outside world. I aim to facilitate a space for people to be creative.
In the words of my mentor Ali Campbell, "Stop talking and Just Fucking Do it".