Practitioner CV

FEBRUARY 2016 - PRESENT DAY

Freelance practitioner 

Drama coach - one to one and small groups

Devising director/perfomer with Handsonhistories

Devising Director / Rooftop Theatre Company / Boxing Club Rules

Self Confidence workshop leader / Gazebo Theatre Company / Confidence Kit

Mentor / Gazebo Theatre company / Building Better opportunities programme

Associate Creative practitioner / Really youthful theatre company / Warwickshire- Role includes devising, developing and delivering projects and workshops including GET ( Gentle Easy Training) into work, GET into the pink and development work within Warwickshire community organisations and community groups.

MARCH 2009-JANUARY 2016
Artistic director. Co-owner. Appletree theatre and film CIC | West Midlands

Working in collaboration with numerous education and community groups to interpret a brief, devise, deliver and evaluate projects.

These included:

Castle Connexions - A Heritage lottery funded multi art form youth project in collaboration with Ludlow School, Ludlow Castle and Shropshire Archive.

Wye? - An intergenerational dance and drama project to encourage community cohesion and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the building of a housing estate in Herefordshire. In collaboration with the Wye Valley tea dancers, Hereford Archive and the Kindle Centre.

Bishops Castle Tow Hall renovation - Project Manager for youth drama including devising, research, actor coaching, directing and producing several performance pieces. Creative director and writer for interactive information boards in the town hall.

Wellington Workhouse - A youth project celebrating the relocation and rebuilding of Wellington library (formerly Wellington workhouse) in collaboration with Wellington Library, Telford Schools and Shropshire archive.

Before and Aft - A multi generational community project celebrating the work of Leonardo da Vinci. In collaboration with various West Midlands schools for pupils with special needs.

FEBRUARY 2001-OCTOBER 2011

Workshop leader | Acton Scott victorian working farm | Shropshire, West MidlandsDevising and delivering workshops in a period victorian setting. The workshops were animal husbandry and traditional cookery based.

SEPTEMBER 2007-JUNE 2011
Lecturer | Ludlow F.E. College | Shropshire, West Midlands
Performing Arts lecturer working on performance skills and stage craft with A level drama students. Producing and co-directing annual show.

AUGUST 2007-SEPTEMBER 2009
Tour actor and workshop leader | Beyond Boundaries Travel Ltd - HPTours | Colorado, United States
Devising and delivering Harry Potter inspired workshops and activities for UK based Harry potter tours. In costume and character for 14 days and nights at a time, traveling to various locations and living with the group aged from 5 to adult.

On board interpretation Actor - Shropshire Shuttles -The Wedlock Wanderer. Researching stories of women who lived along the route and devising a performance to take place on the shuttle bus as it travelled.

FEBRUARY 2001-OCTOBER 2009
Workshop leader | Shropshire Museum Service | Shropshire, West Midlands
Devising and delivering curriculum linked history based workshops in schools, colleges and with home education groups