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I am a British theatre-maker, now living in Philadelphia. I have an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Southampton. In the UK I worked as an actress and a freelance journalist for The Guardian Newspaper. I moved to Philadelphia in 2006 and was the founding producing artistic director of Tiny Dynamite.


My plays have been selected, developed, read or performed at The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, PlayPenn Conference, Purple Rose Theatre, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, People's Light & Theatre, Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival, Spooky Action Theatre Company, Miranda Theatre Company, Dreamcatchers Rep, Wordsmyth Theater, Vivid Stage, Panndora Productions, Pomona College, and Digital Theatre. I was the winner of The Pittsburgh Public Theater’s inaugural new play competition in 2021. I have been a finalist and a semi-finalist for The O'Neill New Play Conference (2023, 2021, 2020), a finalist for Seven Devils New Play Conference 2023, a finalist for Headwaters at Creede Rep 2021, a finalist for Kitchen Dog’s New Works Festival 2020, a finalist for the Henley Rose New Play Competition 2021, a finalist for the Blue Ink Award with the American Blues Theater 2022, a semi-finalist for Premiere Stages at Keane 2020, a semi-finalist for Ashland New Plays 2021 and The Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2023, 2021. I was in the top 100 for the Verity Bargate Award at The Soho Theatre, UK, and on the short list for The International Playwriting Award with Theatre 503, UK, 2023. My Poetry has been published by Willowdown Books (Poems from the Lockdown) and Indolent Books (What Rough Beast).

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