I am an experienced Marketing Manager, Engagement and Public Relations, Professional. I am also a published author and teacher of adults and young adults (PhD and PGCE). I blend these skills in my creative approach to sharing learning and advocating for organisations and individuals. My passion lies in finding innovative ways to connect and engage with young adults and mature students to allow them to share in the joy of learning and the arts. I am a natural collaborator and love igniting inspiration in the groups I lead.
2019-20 Insole Court Trust– Marketing Officer.
Sole marketing lead for Heritage attraction and community venue Insole Court.
Delivered a complete rebrand and new website launch
Curated an innovative series of performances and talks on history, literature, and politics
Developed and ran a pop-up cinema at the venue to engage new audiences
2018-2019 Makers Guild in Wales- Content Officer & Deputy Manager
- A brand-new role creating the organisation’s online brand strategy, managing their website and social media portfolio.
- Designed and delivered online marketing strategy.
- Deputy Manager- operational lead running the gallery and engaging visitors to inspire and connect.
2010-19 Theatre Workshop Facilitator & University Lecturer: Freelance (2010-2018)
University lecturer and facilitator designing and delivering lectures, seminars, and education workshops for both adult and young audiences with the National Theatre, University of Wolverhampton, University of South Wales, and Cardiff Metropolitan University.
2017 – present Bishopsgate Institute– Tutor
Tutor of adult learning courses in the field of LGBTQIA+ literature and culture.
Courses devised and run include; LGBTQ+ literature, Cultural AIDS, Queer musical theatre, Queer London.
2016-present – London Playwright’s Blog– Script Advisor/Workshop Facilitator (2017-present)
Reviewed scripts and supported attendees to improve their writing.
Working as a dramaturg supporting writers with script development.
Designed and delivered creative workshops on writing and producing theatre in association with RADA/Theatre Deli.
2016-2017 – Arts Council Wales – Investment and Funding Services Team Assistant
Advising on grant application and management across arts companies, dealing with a wide range of arts-based clients, along with day-to-day administration.
2015-2016, University of South Wales, Development Advisor(Creative Industries/Humanities)
- Developing research grant proposals working with academics and creative industry practitioners.
- Provided project management for successful grants.
2017-Present, Taking Flight Theatre, Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Managing the board, and line managing 6 employees.
Overseeing the move from project funding to Arts Council Portfolio company.
Responsible for governance, employment, safeguarding, and signing off on all aspects of fundraising and finances.
Freelance Writing and Research Work
2021, Leeway Productions, Marketing Support, ‘Queerway’ 10-minute musicals.
2020, The Painkiller Project- Associate Producer (2020)
Associate producer on audio drama podcast ‘The Painkiller Project’ working on artist and audience development.
2018, Research Administration & Transcription: 2 Faced Dance/Ian Abbott (2018)
Performing administrative research tasks for the ‘Hip Hop Almanac’ project: www.hiphopdancealmanac.com
2016/17, The National Theatre, Research Advisor & Education Facilitator: Angels in America, dir Marianne Elliott.
Regular contributor The Queer Review. Recent Pieces include;
Theatre Review: The Normal Heart. All work here
Bylines also in:
BBC Cymru, Blogger, American Theatre, Writer, Howlround, Editorial & Theatre Criticism, The Stage, Editorial & Theatre Criticism, The National Theatre, Programme Essay, Exeunt Magazine, Editorial & Theatre Criticism, Wales Arts Review, Writer & Resident Theatre Critic, Buzz Magazine, Editorial & Theatre Criticism, My Theatre Mates, Editorial & Theatre Criticism