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Curriculum Vitae

CURRENTLY

  • Just completed family drama short film Origami by Sumerah Srivastav (Eastenders, BBC's 2017 New Talent Hotlist produced by 130 Elektra Films with Pearl Mackie (Dr.Who) and Nicholas Pinnock (Marcella, Fortitude) attached. 

  • Associate Director for NT Connections Festival, National Theatre 2019 & 2020

  • Pre-production for Fly High new children’s musical for Singapore Repertory Theatre

AWARDS

Rattled Off-West End nomination for Best Female Performance 2019

The State VS John Hayes Argus Angel Award for Artistic Excellence, Brighton Fringe Festival, 2015

Chicken Shop West End Frame’s London Fringe Production of the Year at Park Theatre. 2014

Special Nomination Lincoln Centre Theatre, Directors Lab 2011

 

DIRECTING CREDITS THEATRE

2019|Rattled By Rachel Harper | Missmanaged Theatre Co. |Old Red Lion Theatre

2015|The State vs John Hayes by Lucy Roslyn| Epsilon Productions | UK Tour & New York

2015|Last of the Red Hot Lovers by Neil Simon| On in 5 | Sherman Theatre Cardiff

2014|Chicken Shop by Anna Jordan| Epsilon Productions | Park Theatre, London

2014|Crystal Springs by Kathy Rucker | Epsilon Productions | Park Theatre, London

2013|Skin Tight by Gary Henderson | Epsilon Productions | Park Theatre, London

2013 |To Freedom’s Cause by Kate Willoughby| Emily Inspires! & GMDT | UK Tour

2012 |Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare | Hoxton Hall, London

 

DIRECTING CREDITS FILM

2018|Origami by Sumerah Srivastav | 130 Elektra films  | Short Film

2013|Brainstorm by Richard Smith | Strawburn Productions |Short Film

 

WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE COMMUNITY:

2016|25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee| GSA Third Year Musical Theatre |

2015|The Children by Edward Bond| University of Cumbria, Second Year Acting | Stanwix

2015|NINE and The Last Nickel By Jane Shephard| Cygnet Drama School| Cygnet Theatre

2014|A Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare| East 15 Third Year Acting |E15 Schools Tour

2014|GYPSY| Amersham &Wycombe Musical Theatre Programme| Theatre on The Hill

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

2012 |Tools of Directing on Camera - the Actor| Simon Phillips Masterclasses | DGGB

2011 |Lincoln Centre Theatre Director’s Lab | New York

2006 -2007|Postgraduate Degree in Acting | The Actor’s Company

2005--2006|Resident assistant Director | Kings Head Theatre, London

2001--2004|BA HONS European Drama w French (2:1)|Sussex University

 

Readings and Workshops

2017|The Edinburgh Test| MissManaged Theatre |Theatre Clywd & Tristan Bates

2014|The Visitor by Peter Lantos| Epsilon Productions |Park Theatre

2013|The Last Acceptable Victim| Script Readers |Theatre Royal Stratford East

2013|Killing Edward| So and So Arts Club |Samuel French Bookshop

2010|Short Story Long| NAAA Festival |Central School of Speech and Drama

2006|Monty Python re-Enactment| Doune Castle  | Doune Castle, Historic Scotland

2005|Little Fish by Sarah-Lisa WIlkinson  | The Foundry

 

As Assistant Director

2012 | Relatively Speaking | Directed by Maurice Thorogood | Maxim Teatern Stockholm

2012 | King John| Directed by Phil Wilmott | The Union Theatre

2011 | The Belles Stratagem | Directed by Jessica Swale | Southwark Playhouse

2007| Blythe Spirit | Directed by Hugh Fraser | London Centre for Theatre Studies

2005 | What The Dickens!  Directed by Dan Crawford | The Kings Head Theatre

2005 | Women Laughing | Directed by Dan Crawford | The Kings Head Theatre

 

Extensive Experience in directing new writing including dramaturgy, working with a living writer, script development, research and development workshops and working as a script reader. I have worked from commissioning, developing second or third drafts to full performances and running devising and improvisation sessions to aid a writer. I have had rehearsed readings at the Pleasance Theatre, Park Theatre, Theatre 503, and have been a script reader and judge for many new writing festivals

 

Extensive experience in developing & running workshops for young people, adults and professional acting students. I have worked with: Drama Centre London, Urdang Academy, London, Arts Ed, London

Goldsmiths University, Ma Musical Theatre Course, Identity Drama School, London, Cygnet New Theatre, Exeter, Lincoln Centre Theatre, New York, Ripley Grier Studios , New York