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Hello and welcome to my website!

 

I'm a multidisciplinary artist from Pembrokeshire, living in Cardiff and making work across the UK. 

I've joined the team at Common Wealth theatre as Co-Artistic Director (maternity cover). It's a dream job with a company I love, making site-specific political theatre. I've worked towards an artistic leadership position combining my love of making, of being in the rehearsal room, with thinking long-term and strategically about cultural and social change. 

My keen interest in increasing diverse representation and inclusion, especially connected to the intersections of race, gender and sexuality, frames many of my choices in terms of the work I make, and the people and organisations I work with. Artist development and mentorship are really important to me, and I founded Tamasha's Directors Programme developing ten early-career ethnically diverse directors over a year in 2020. 

My work often incorporates live music and dance, and often takes place beyond theatre buildings, in skateparks, gardens, museums and for example, the streets of Brick Lane. Directing credits include Go Tell The Bees for National Theatre Wales, Press Play Here for Theatre Royal Stratford East, Under The Mask, a binaural audio drama about the NHS for Tamasha and Oxford Playhouse, We Are Shadows: Brick Lane, a site-specific audio adventure for Tamasha, and The Rose and the Bulbul by Kamal Kaan, an outdoor site-specific promenade production produced by Kadam. 
 

I have a PhD from the University of Warwick and a Masters in Movement Direction from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. I'm an Ambassador Trustee of Young Vic, Trustee of Emergency Exit Arts and part of the advisory group for Refugee Week. I'm also a presenter of Channel 5’s milkshake!

I hope to create work that reflects the diverse world in which we live, that is rooted in knowledge from our past, and that presents positive, compassionate visions for our future.

Thank you for visiting and please do get in touch!