I am a theatre practitioner, director and researcher with a particular interest in intimate theatre, non-theatre spaces and millennial artists. My research concerns millennial politics, philosophy and aesthetics in theatre and performance, and the advent of metamodern structures of feeling in contemporary art and culture. I am also interested in performing archives, docu-theatre and active engagement within theatre for young audiences.
I have written and directed with Pregnant Fish Theatre since 2010. Pregnant Fish believe that theatre can be made for everyone and performed everywhere. We’ve taken shows to high streets, abandoned shops, throughout gardens and pubs as well as theatres. My work with the company has been described as ‘something bigger...ultimately uplifting’ (Wildfire) and 'precisely what theatre should try to be.' (Christopher Fear).
I am also proud to be an associate artist for Project Phakama, who are 'committed to the practice of cultural exchange and the celebration of shared experiences; by promoting a non-hierarchical educational philosophy through the medium of the arts'. I currently work closely with The Tapscott Learning Trust to deliver sessions at a number of schools in Newham to foster collaboration, creative thinking, and speaking and listening skills, as well as using drama as a tool to explore particular aspects of the curriculum
I recently submitted my PhD thesis at The University of East London. My practice as research is titled 'Towards a Listening Theatre: Metamodernism, Millennials and Contemporary Political Theatre'.