Having originally been a Historian I fell back into theatre while living in Montreal. Coming home I did my MA at RADA/Kings College on their then ‘Text and Performance Studies’ course. After a short diversion into academic administration and Secondary School teaching I started my PhD at Cardiff Metropolitan University, completing in 2015.
My PhD looked at the role of theatre as a response to the AIDS epidemic. This work focused on Tony Kushner’s Angels in America and Jonathan Larson’s Rent as case studies.
In 2017 I was able to work on the National Theatre’s production of Angels in various ways- from advising director Marianne Elliott, to education events and writing an essay for the programme (“It’s my favourite”- Andrew Garfield, 2017).
My academic interests include activism and performance, audience research and Fan Studies. I’ve published across a range of interests/disciplines including Iain Banks, Sherlock Holmes, Location and TV and Punchdrunk.
I am available for writing and research projects within the creative industries. I write regularly for various publications on theatre, the arts and academia. With a research background in performance as a social tool, cultural engagement and history.
A qualified teacher and experienced HE Lecturer and workshop facilitator I am interested in opportunities within both formal and informal education settings.
As an experienced dramaturg I am developing my creative practice as a playwright.
With experience in development across creative industries, I can offer strong grant-writing experience, and development knowledge including financial management.