I am a British theatre-maker living and working in Singapore, where I teach at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). Before moving to Singapore, I worked as an actor, casting assistant and educator. I have taught extensively for companies which include the Royal Shakespeare Company, Touchstone Shakespeare Theatre, Polka Theatre, Dundee College and Oxbridge Programs.
I received an Entente Cordiale Scholarship and the Daebliz Award to study at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq for two years. I was also awarded the Percival Steeds Prize on my graduation with a degree in Acting from the Royal Conservatoire Scotland (RCS). In 2018 I was awarded a Master of Arts by Research from Birmingham University.
My acting experience began at the National Youth Theatre and the Manchester Youth Theatre. My professional experience includes work at the Tron Theatre, the Arts Theatre in London’s West End, the Polka Theatre, Southwold Rep, Eye Theatre, and for Rumpus and Dreamthinkspeak.
I was a founder member of 3 short 1 tall, which performed at the Edinburgh Festival and in London: “This company is slick, fast and talented”, The Scotsman; “Female of the species…is…a sexy physical theatre piece in the style of Frantic Assembly, a bittersweet comedy reminiscent of Anthony Minghella” and “This life-style twentysomething drama… This is engaging stuff”, Time Out.
As casting assistant for Sarah Crowe, one of the UK’s top comedy casting directors, I worked with Oscar-nominated directors, Peter Cattaneo and Armando Iannucci amongst others.
In Singapore, I make theatre with the collective Autopoetics. We performed Provenance at the Drama Centre Black Box in October 2018, which was developed from my writing in the form of a (play)box (see research). My play You/I was selected by W!ld Rice to be part of the Singapore Theatre Festival 2020.