WRITING PROJECTS 2019-2021
I am developing two major projects with Close Encounters Theatre Company, Zurich. ‘Love and Empty Places’, a verbatim piece working with their actors to be produced in autumn 2020. Alongside an immersive adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’ for production this winter.
In collaboration with Cry Havoc Theatre Company, Brighton. I am devising a play about consent, titled ‘Asking for It’. We hope to stage it in 2021.
As a Dramaturg I am assisting a writer in the development of her one woman show about cancer survival. This will be performed in August 2021.
Slackline Productions selected one of my short scenes ‘Stranger in the Mirror’ and produced it professionally for their YouTube channel in July 2020. It highlights the effect that the pandemic has had on mental health and access to treatment.
I was commissioned to write 8 scenes for Close Encounters Theatre Company, Zurich. These were thematically linked to the pandemic and the need to take place online. The combined narrative explored love, isolation, mental health, the not too distant future and environmental issues. They were performed virtually on the 28th of June 2020 to a live international audience.
Selected as one of 13 student playwrights to be part of ACT 11, I devised a short play ‘A Small Trifle’ which explores polyamory and sexual identity. This was developed and performed virtually as part of the ACT 11 festival 2020. It was nominated by ACT 11 for the 2020 Off Westend OnComm awards. It also features on the Scenesaver website.
I was commissioned to write a poem ‘The Giant of Dover’ for Fort Burgoyne a place making project for a Dover regeneration concept in November 2019.