I am a white, female, queer, disabled performance artist, activist, facilitator and director.
Performance Artist: I make solo performance about the pathological, psychological and social challenges of life and death. I use large scale projection, high theatricality, bold lighting, projection, text, humour, music, pop culture and the live event to tackle complex and often taboo issues in an unflinching, informed, irreverent and compassionate way. I use autobiography to begin a dialogue between myself and audiences uniting us in the time and space of the performance to share feelings of vulnerability. My work is collagic, begging borrowing and stealing from performance art, fine art, theatre, stand up comedy, spoken word and cabaret. The work has been performed in small and mid scale theatre and fringe there venues including, Bristol Old Vic, The Northcott Theatre, The Barbican Plymouth and Camden People’s Theatre
Activist: I am mental health activist and have chaired and appeared on panel discussions with healthcare professionals, charities and services, appeared at mental health conferences and on BBC2’s ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’.
Facilitator/ Director: I deliver drama workshops and direct performances with a variety of groups. I have worked in schools, universities, youth groups but predominantly work with mental health charities including Rethink Mental Illness and Off The Record. I am currently an Associate Artist at Stepping Out Theatre and facilitate workshops and direct performances with their adult and youth groups.
I have been supported by Stepping Out, Corbett & Co, Bristol Old Vic, The Bikeshed Theatre, Exeter Arts Council, Exeter University and I am a member of Bristol-based arts collective Interval.