I am a British theatre-maker, now living in Philadelphia. I am a member of AEA and British Equity.
I have a BA in Performing Arts from Middlesex University, and a Masters Degree in Creative and Critical Writing from The University of Southampton. In the UK I worked as an actress in London, Edinburgh, on tour and regionally around the UK in both new writing and classical theatre, for BBC radio drama, and film.
In Philadelphia I have worked with many local companies, and I most recently performed in the Barrymore recommended production of Perfect Blue. As the founding producing artistic director of Tiny Dynamite I have also produced over 20 productions ranging from Scottish one acts, to full length plays that integrate complex technology in performance. I have commissioned playwrights, and worked with international writers. Under my leadership, Tiny Dynamite has received several award honors including: 2018 Barrymore nomination for Perfect Blue(best media design – Jorge Cousineau), 2017 /2018 June & Steve Wolfson Award nomination for emerging theatre company, 2016 Pew Centre for Arts & Heritage Project Award, 2016 TechniCulture Award for Lamellar Project, 2016 Drexel Audience recognition Award for LamellarProject, and 2011 Knight Arts Challenge Award Winner for ‘a Play, a Pie, and a Pint’.
As a writer I have worked as a freelance journalist for The Guardian Newspaper in London, several other magazines and daily newspapers, and for NPR’s radio program Articulate. My first play, Water In My Hands, was selected in August 2018 for The Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival and in March 2019 for Spooky Action Theatre (DC), New plays in development series. My second play, WHEN WE FALL is a finalist for the PlayPenn new play conference, a semi-finalist for the O'Neill and a semi-finalist for Premiere Stages at Keane. I am currently working on a new script.
Finally,I also work as a freelance director and have directed multiple classical theatre productions at The Shipley School where I also teach theatre and public speaking.