I am an actor, facilitator and workshop creator/leader based in Exeter and working in the Devon area and beyond. I have a BA (hons) in Drama from the University of Exeter where I graduated in 2012. I catered my degree to work predominantly in Applied Drama and Theatre where I worked on many projects with young people in Devon Youth Theatre as well as care leavers and projects designed specifically for vulnerable young people.
Since graduating I have worked at Exeter College in a number of roles including a Support Worker for NEETS on an engagement programme, an Enabler working with young people with specific difficulties such as emotional and behavioural when it comes to Classroom Environments. I now work as a lecturer, teaching on A level Drama, BTEC Acting, Performing Arts and Stage Management.
I am continuing to act and run workshops in my spare time, currently working in short film projects in the Exeter and Devon areas.
If you are interested in working with me or in my workshops or even to make a new creative contact, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I am keen to make more contacts in the Exeter and Devon area and expand my freelance work. Let’s bring more creativity to Exeter!
My facilitating and workshop experience includes:
My Acting experience includes:
Tribes and Tribulations is set against the bleak political landscape of Thatcher’s Britain and tells the story of four diverse characters, who momentarily escape the tribulations of their everyday lives and descend upon the anarchic, vibrant, multicultural madness of a free festival.
In a muddy field in deepest, darkest Wales, the tribes are gathering to exercise their right to party and four individuals embark on a unique journey, each of them searching for personal resolution with life changing results.
The Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth Festival 23rd and 28th May
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter 1st June
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter 12th and 13th June
Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol 26th June
Male thug - stage combat
Doctor delivering bad news
Angry IBS patient
Young parent - covering up child abuse
Young professionals (multiple scenarios)
37 weeks pregnant
Mental health - OCD
Angry mother over child's health
I do private one-to-one drama projects with a young man with learning disabilities. The last project I did with him was to create an advert, where I set very specific lesson plans to take him through a real theatrical process where research must be done before the final product is in reach. After choosing his favourite topics after drama exercises in how to make any everyday object 'exciting' for the public, I aided him in creating his own logo, buzz words and then small script. I filmed him performing in the advert after aiding him to remember his lines and actions, and created a DVD for him to keep. I am currently organising space for us to do another project together.
Working with Headbangers Theatre Company and the University of Exeter Medical school, I have been part of a team that tours a drama project to primary schools in the Devon area. The programme looks - through an interactive and engaging delivery of activities, scenes and group discussions - how to live more healthy lives. The children meet a set of four characters - each who have an aspect of their lives in which they are unhealthy, or can be a lot healthier. The children, in picking the character that they share the most in common with, help the character to kick their bad habits and try to live life more healthier - and in this one step removed process, finding ways in which they themselves can live much healthier lives. My role was the facilitator, and I ran the project in three primary schools.