The National Citizen Service builds partnerships between young people and their community. I ran day-long workshop sessions for up to 90 participants, adapting a set curriculum to accommodate a range of abilities and needs. I lead two local Youth Boards, mentoring young people as they plan charitable events. I also deliver Champion Graduate training to those who have finished the programme, which covers safeguarding and objection handling.
Working with Manchester Secondary Pupil Referral Unit, we created a photography project which formed part of a public exhibition. I designed and delivered workshops for students with a variety of complex social/educational needs. The lead teacher for this project wrote that I “really captured the nature of the individual while creating a cohesive exhibition.” This project won a Partnership Award at the North West Cultural Education Awards 2018 (hosted by Curious Minds).
EdComs is a communications agency specialising in education, whose “remarkable cumulative impact for good” won the EVCOM Clarion Grand Prix Award in 2017. I deliver educational and participatory contracts across the country, representing clients including the National Football League, Subway and KPMG. This work allows me to lead traditional lessons as a visiting teacher, as well as some other more creative educational experiences.
I work as a Creative Producer for my own theatre company (untoldtheatre.co.uk). We create issue-based pieces and classical adaptations which tour to community spaces and rural halls - as well as traditional theatres. We focus on work which is accessible, and firmly rooted in the crossover between live performance and digital media. A “technical ingenuity” is described as the “wow factor” in our productions by Everything Theatre.
The largest Theatre in Education company in the UK and ROI, serving over 30% of Primary Schools. I began work for the company in 2013. This required intense energy, and each venue offered unique logistical challenges. I was promoted to the position of Tour Manager after three seasons. In this role, I represented the company’s financial interests by conducting field sales, securing future business at each venue. I also line-managed a small team and maintained technical equipment.
I trained as an actor at Arts University Bournemouth, graduating with First Class Honours in 2013. My studies were intensely collaborative. This allowed for an expansive array of creative experiences. I collaborated on projects alongside courses such as Costume/Performance Design, Film Production, Animation and Photography. The strong focus on methods for devising theatre, too, equips me with skills useful in the development of my own work. The university offered me the chance to work in Stage Management roles at professional theatre venues.