This is me
Hello! I am a young, passionate, and adventurous practitioner at the start of my career. I have worked on a variety of projects involving a variety of different artistic disciplines.
I have collaborated with Phillip Stainer on a performance entitled Forest. I also worked with the Winchester Hat Fair supporting their project Celebrating Age: Living portraits in 2017. I then produced and performed in Hat Fair’s Top Hat Competition in 2018. I am currently a Trustee at Play to the Crowd and a member of Play Makers‘ Young Producers Scheme.
I have devised and directed award winning performances. Including my production of Ben Power’s Medea which won the Performing Arts at Winchester’s Show of the Year award (2016-2017). I also won awards through my theatre company, Messy Play. Messy Play reimagined complex classical texts such as Greek myths and Shakespearean plays creating funnier, shorter and more engaging performances. Messy Play’s adaptation of Macbeth won the Scratch Shakespeare award for best performance and I personally won the award for best female performer (2018).
Through the JMK Directors Group I have attended many workshops that explore directing, acting and producing. In 2018 I attended a workshop with Hoipolloi’s founder Shon Dale-Jones at Salisbury Art Centre and a week-long intensive with the international Theatre company Gecko. I have attended an audition run by the creators of War Horse at Longleat House in 2016 and more recently, with the Forest forge performer Kirstie Davis at South hill Park in 2019. Most recently I attended a workshop with Breach theatre, which explored devising performance from historical sources.
In October 2019 I completed a commission from the University of Winchester, where I directed their performance Two Hundred Years of Autumn. Which was performed at the Winchester Theatre Royal. Two Hundred Years of Autumn was a celebratory event marking the bicentenary of Keats’ visit to Winchester. The project was a collaboration between a number of community partners including Play to the Crowd, Hampshire Writers Society, The Keats-Shelley Memorial Trust, Blue Apple, Hampshire Cultural Trust and the Winchester Poetry Society.
Currently, I am working with Blasé Theatre to direct and produce their production So, this is for you. Which we are hoping to tour in 2020/21. The performance is a devised, multi-disciplinary piece focusing on how young people respond, interact with and consume pornography. The aim of the performance will be to eliminate the stigma and start a (much needed) conversation.