I am a theatre maker, writer and performer based between London and Southampton. I have presented original work both nationally and internationally, including at Assembly, Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Stockholm Fringe Festival; Lahti Festival, Finland; Camden People’s Theatre; Tristan Bates Theatre and the Brewery Fringe.
I make solo performance that explores identity, the female experience, gender politics and mental health. I am interested in the way perceptions of identity and the pressure to conform to social conventions shape our experience, and I playfully interrogate this using self-satire, irony, autobiography, documentary, movement and audience interaction.
My work embraces the awkwardness of intimate live performance, creating uncomfortable moments then subverting them with the comical or absurd. I encourage the audience to be active participants rather than passive observers, and explore the power relationship between audience and performer by juxtaposing exhibitions of control with moments of intense vulnerability.
I am also co-founder and director of Mainspring Arts, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving neurodiversity in the arts. Mainspring Arts has just launched In Other Words, a beautiful collection of eight short stories by autistic authors and the result of flagship project Square Peg Stories - but we need your help to make it happen! Find out more and pledge for a copy here.