Project Manager for Framework at the Bike Shed Theatre:
Framework focuses on artist development. We aim to create an easily accessible progression route in Exeter for emerging artists in order to increase the amount of quality artists creating quality work in the local area.
We want to champion a work in progress, sharing culture in Exeter. We believe that an honest feedback culture is essential in creating the best work possible. We want to create strong partnerships with various organisations within the city, all with the aim of helping new artists.
I am co founder/writer/performer Worklight Theatre:
Worklight admire the extensive process scientists undertake to answer their questions, taking time and using all tools at their disposal. In our process we use similar principles: though our tools are theatrical, our questions are still posed by the changing world around us.
We work collaboratively towards a shared artistic vision, with no company member serving solely as director, using multiple theatrical techniques and styles including puppetry, manual lighting and movement, to articulate the message, content and text of our piece.
In 2013 we will be touring our debut show; How to Start a Riot, to ten venues across the UK. We will also be working on our second show; I think I am a Feminist.
A place where new and emerging artists can show thier work-in-progress pieces and recieve audience feedback. Encouraging artists to take their experiments out of the rehearsal room and place them in front of an audience.
Max in a short version of Bunnies by Kieran Lynn as part of the New Blood Festival at the Bike Shed Theatre.
How to Start a Riot is being devised by Worklight Theatre. It looks at the psychology of rioting. It is premeiring at the Bike Shed Theatre Exeter on the 28th May 2012 and then moving up to Edinburgh.
Worklight are an emerging theatre company who use manual lighting to create work which is responsive to the changing world around them. We are currently working on How To Start a Riot.
SourDough Theatre is a company that works collectively to devise performance with storytelling at its heart.
Monkeys with Puns is a improv comedy group working in Exeter.
Working with SourDough, a Christmas Carol took place at St Stephens Church in 2010. I played the part of Scrooge
Bloodline was a devised piece by SourDough that was a collage of Shakespeare Texts. It took place at the Bike Shed in March 2011. I was facilitator.
Red Oleanders was a collaboration between SourDough and Jerri Daboo. It took place at the Bike Shed theatre, April 2011. I played Bishu.
Rogues and Wanderers was a devised piece by SourDough that took place in November 2010 at the Bike Shed Theatre. My role was devisor/performer
Hometowns was a Devised piece by SourDough Theatre. It was an autobiographical piece that look at what the word Hometown meant to us.
Connection problems looked at the relationships that people have with each other online. It was part of Four Man which took place at Exeter Fringe 2011.
A puppet show for children that took place at Poltimore House Big Lunch in July 2010. My role was writer, devisor, puppet maker, performer.
Man in Samuel Becket's Play. Directed by Jess Beck.
From Devon with Love is ten days of theatre from locally based companies, using the finest creative juices, fresh from our green and inspiring county, at the Bike Shed Theatre. Championing new work and innovation, the Bike Shed theatre has gained national acclaim for its shows. This January, it opens its doors to local performance makers, giving them the space to show their finished pieces.
“Theatre so spell-binding yet brutally honest and brave that it actually gave me goosebumps” ★★★★★ Fringe Review Why were some parts of the UK set alight in 2011, whilst many others were left untouched? Who is present at a riot? If the actions are 'mindless', what's in the mind? Three performers use text and torchlight and to unpick the presumed causes of civil unrest. Based on the work of leading crowd and social psychologists Professor Stephen Reicher, Dr. Clifford Stott, How to Start a Riot seeks answers to questions ignored in the post-riot political rhetoric - rhetoric which has remained remarkably similar for centuries. This debut show from Exeter-based theatre company Worklight opened to critical acclaim at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012, and brings a unique combination of stunning visuals and crowd psychology to theatres nationwide in 2013. Age recommendation: 14+ Running time: 70 minutes