ABOUT

Hello, and welcome to my tiny slice of the internet.

Born in Scotland,  I am a Director,  Actor, Theatre Maker, Spoken Word Performer & Workshop Leader, currently studying a Master's in Classical and Contemporary Text (Directing) at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire. 

Working across multiple mediums my goal is to make collaborative performance work that finds the the best way to tell the best stories.

 

Performance Training

MA Classical and Contemporary Text (directing) (graduating 2020)
First Class BA (Hons) in Contemporary Theatre and Performance
(Lecturer's Choice Outstanding Achievement Award) 

HND in Acting and Performance

I have had the pleasure to study under artists and theatre makers including Eve Jamieson, Marc SilberschatzJonathan McGrath, Neil McKenzie (Artistic Director of FLARE ), Nancy Reilly (The Wooster Group) and Kevin Eagan (Reckless Sleepers). 

I have been fortunate enough to work on projects with companies and artists including Ryan O'Shea. Kaleider, El Conde De TorrefielMichael Pinchbeck and Paul O’Donnell.

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Poetry

I began performance poetry in 2013 and have since performed, competed and been featured across the North West including Evidently, Word War One/Two, Spoken Weird, Shilly Shally, Hammer and Tongue, Axis Slam, Nantwich Food and Music Festival and UniSlam.
I am the Nantwich Words and Music festival slam champion (2015), a two time finalist in the Word War Slam series, finalist at the Axis Arts Slam and part of a team that took second place at UniSlam 2013. In the final year of university I ran a monthly Spoken Word night in Crewe called PLATFORM.

 

Workshops

In the past eight years I have run performance-based workshops for all ages and experience, exploring autobiography, devising new work, power dynamics and basic voice/movement skills. Having worked independantly and freelance to deliver workshops for Cheshire East Safeguarding Adults, Dundee College, NHS, The Shore Youth Organisation and Ad-Lib Theatre Arts.

 

Film

Despite training in live performance, I am also a huge fan of film and often use video within my performance work. As an extention of that, I have independently shot several short films (Slam, As We Go Along, The Round, Jeff (He is a guitar) and Flatmates II).
 


I'm also a massive nerd who likes films, books and tabletop gaming.

 

If you have any questions or queries or would like to hire a workshop please get in touch using the contact page or you can email me at

progressperformance@outlook.com.