Past Projects

November 2015 – September 2016 Associate Producer for Ovalhouse

As part of the Cultural Education Challenge programme, I coordinated a launch event, produced a 3 week Summer School offering workshops in Drama (dir. Alex Evans), Dance (dir. H Patten) and Spoken Word (facilitator Sonority Turner) which culminated in two performances with djembe player Mohammed Gueye. I also mentored Ovalhouse young associates in producing and event management through facilitating and coordinating live events. The Cultural Education Challenge is a partnership with Ovalhouse, A New Direction and Hyde, Metropolitan and L&Q housing and aims to break down barriers to the arts by creating opportunities for disadvantaged young people to engage with the arts.

  • Event management
  • Mentoring emerging producers
  • Programming
  • Logistics and technical scheduling
  • Marketing strategy and social media coordination
  • Financial management; project budgeting and reconciliation
November 2015 – August 2016 Producer for Kathryn O’Reilly

Kathryn O’Reilly is an actress, writer and spoken word artist. I produced the first production of her debut play Screwed which had a 4 week run at Theatre503 in 2016. (dir. Sarah Meadows, lighting design by Jamie Platt, design by Catherine Morgan, sound design by Benedict Taylor) It was OFFIE nominated for ‘Best Director’ and supported by Out of Joint and funded by Arts Council England.

  • Project management
  • Fundraising
  • Networking, researching and nurturing partnerships
  • Marketing strategy
  • Financial management; project budgeting and reconciliation
  • Coordinating participation
  • Documentation & Evaluation for Arts Council England GFA Reporting

November 2015 – February 2016 Producer for Nick Field

Nick Field is a writer, performer and spoken word artist. I produced the first development of his show Work Play which included 2 performances at Ovalhouse. Work Play takes you through hilariously surreal encounters with wilfully overblown workplace politics. With an inventive soundtrack, political satire and an office party, it draws you into games that mirror, subvert and parody those we’ve all witnessed at work.

  • Project management
  • Fundraising
  • Networking, researching and nurturing partnerships
  • Marketing strategy
  • Financial management; project budgeting and reconciliation
  • Coordinating participation
  • Documentation & Evaluation for Arts Council England GFA Reporting

November 2014 – November 2015 Creative Producer, Truth About Youth for Ovalhouse

Ovalhouse has been a home to experimental, radical and overlooked artists seeking to make theatre and performance that speaks to a world beyond the mainstream. I worked with Ovalhouse as creative producer for Truth about Youth; a nationwide, 3 year project, funded by The Co-operative Foundation, designed to challenge negative perceptions of young people. My role involved producing productions associated with the program, mentoring a group of young associates and co-ordinating a week long festival: I Am Your Neighbour.

  • Event management
  • Scheduling and programming
  • Mentoring & Facilitation
  • Artist development
  • Project management
  • Documentation & Evaluation
  • Marketing, press and social media strategy
  • Financial management; project budgeting, invoicing and petty cash
  • Productions: Are We Ok?, After All This, Paved with Gold (Drama Company); Who Decides?, I Am A Promise (13-18 Drama Group); Come Dine With Us (The Reader Group); LIVE Night! (2 events) and LIVE Fest! (Young Associate Producer Mentoring)

In addition to this I produced two 33% London Commissions: If The Lights Are Too Bright (Alex Rand) and The Diary of a Hounslow Girl (Ambreen Razia)

July 2015 – December 2015 Novus Theatre

I worked with Novus Theatre as producer for the first production and tour of The Reverse Is Also True, written by Mark Ellis and Stephen May, directed by Sam Turton. Novus Theatre are a Bedford-based theatre company focused on engaging young audiences with new writing and theatre performance. The Reverse Is Also True toured to 5 venues (The Place Theatre, Bedford; Colchester Arts Centre; Norwich Arts Centre; Square Chapel Centre for Arts, Halifax; The Courtyard, Hoxton) with 6 performances.

  • Tour management
  • Scheduling
  • Artist artist
  • Project management
  • Marketing and social media strategy
  • Documentation
  • Evaluation
  • Fundraising (ACE GFA Under £15K)
  • Financial management; project budgeting, invoicing, petty cash and cash flow forecast

March 2015 – November 2015 Apples and Snakes

Apples and Snakes is England’s leading organisation for performance poetry and spoken word, with a national reputation for producing exciting, engaging and transformative work in performance and participation. I worked with Nicky Crabb and Chris Elwell from Half Moon Theatre to design and deliver a mentoring program: The Library Takeover. We designed a toolkit of workshops and content for the program followed by a series of workshops, led by myself and Lucy Foster, taking place at libraries in Croydon and Walthamstow. The project aimed to teach library staff and young people about event management and culminated in two events organised by the participants.

  • Workshop Design & Delivery
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Mentoring & Facilitation
  • Event management

February 2015 & April 2014 Hangwire/Transmit at Jacksons Lane Theatre
Hangwire is the new name for Jacksons Lane’s residency programme for emerging circus artists and short-form pieces. Following its launch 2014 as Transmit, Jacksons Lane once again offered a week-long residency for 10 artists and companies culminating in a sold out showing of the work developed. My role was production manager to coordinate the week and stage manage for the performance event.

  • Artist Liaison
  • Coordinating
  • Scheduling
  • Programming
  • Stage management

March – July 2014 NIE Theatre

New International Encounter (NIE) is an international company that makes award-winning theatre performances combining physical theatre, multiple languages, live music, storytelling and a European ensemble. I worked with NIE to manage the tour for their production, ‘I Will Be EVERYTHING’, coordinate a week long R&D for their new production ‘Around the World in 80 Days‘ and assist with booking travel for their annual company development weekend.

  • Artist Liaison
  • Budget management
  • Coordinating
  • Developing partnerships
  • Scheduling
  • Tour Managment
  • Venue booking
  • Booking travel and accommodation for artists
  • Documentation and evaluation
  • Marketing support

April – June 2014 Feral Theatre
Feral Theatre have been making theatre since 2007, they are a visual theatre company and work as an ensemble. They use a variery of techniques including, shadow, projection, puppetry, live music, aerial circus and storytelling. I worked with Feral Theatre offering production support for their show, ‘Invisible Giant‘  which premiered at The Warren as part of Brighton Fringe Festival.

  • Marketing & press support
  • Researching funding opportunities
  • Brokering partnerships, researching and inviting venues to see the production

March – June 2014 Fragments of Clay
‘Fragments of Clay’ is a new solo piece of devised, physical theatre. Co-created by Peader Kirk and Ian Morgan. I worked with Ian and Peader on the first phase of development.

  • Documentation and evaluation
  • Collating and submitting activity report for funding
  • Marketing coordination
  • Promotion and communications
  • Researching and inviting venues and potential partners to their production

January 2012 – May 2015 Concrete Disco
Concrete Disco make live electronic dance music, performing as a band and DJ outfit. I worked them as a press and marketing officer with a focus on their debut album ‘Work for your living, Play for your life’, released in Autumn 2014.

  • Marketing strategy for gigs and releases
  • Public relations and profile development
  • Social media management 

August 2010 – November 2011 Blind Summit Theatre
Blind Summit Theatre is at the cutting edge of puppetry performance. Founded by Mark Down and Nick Barnes in 1997. I worked with Blind Summit as company administrator and produced the award winning, premier of The Table at Edinburgh Festival 2011, now touring globally.

    • Artist management
    • Developing  and managing online profile and social media communications
    • Coordinated and collated monthly newsletter
    • Financial management
      (Daily and project based budget management, petty cash, payroll, financial reporting, annual cash flow)
    • Fundraising (Arts Council England, GFA, Organisation Development grant, Tour funding and successful NPO application)
    • General administration 
    • Press and marketing coordination
    • Producing in house productions, workshops, R&D phases and one off performances and events
    • Developing and coordinating training and educational workshops and strategy for future possibilities
    • Project management
    • Identifying, networking and developing key partnerships with venues, theatre companies, local council and creatives

January 2010 – September 2016 Event Organiser for Hamswell Festival
Hamswell Festival is an independently run, annual micro festival located between Bath and Bristol. 2016 was the eleventh year of Hamswell Festival. Previous headline acts include Scratch Perverts, DJ Vadim, DJ Yoda, Maxi Jazz, Freestylers, Nicki Blackmarket and Shades of Rhythm. My role was part of the production team helping organise and market the festival.

  • Bar Management; staffing, stock ordering, layout, pricing
  • Budget management; project budgeting, invoicing, takings, reconciliation
  • Researching and developing partnerships with suppliers
  • Coordinating the staffing and logistics for 2 bars on site
  • Event management, programming and production support
  • Press, marketing and social media strategy and coordination

September 2007 – September 2009 St. Mary Magdalene Centre for Refugees & Asylum Seekers
Responsibility for administrating and delivering an applied drama course for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

  • Project coordination
  • Developing project strategy and individual workshop content
  • Leading and assisting a team of facilitators to deliver weekly workshops
  • Promotion and communications within the local borough and with key partners such as local schools and council
  • Documentation and evaluation