I have wanted to work as a dramaturg ever since I had my first glimpse of the role, though it’s a complicated furrow to plough in the UK.  Dramaturgy focuses on critical feedback loops to support the evolution and clarity of ideas in theatre-making, and my practice focuses on working closely with a writer or a director on the development of original work.  Dramaturgy explores the interaction of form and content, theory and practice and, as a result lends itself particularly to other work around theatre-making including theatre criticism and academic analysis, both of great interest to me.

I am also actively involved in advocacy for the practice as a member of the Dramaturgs Network since 2001. In 2007 I set up and ran England’s first professional development conference for dramaturgs  in partnership with writernet and the Soho Theatre.

 

CV HIGHLIGHTS (Dramaturgy)

DODO (The Future is Unwritten, writer: Paul Hodson)
In development during 2018, a new interactive theatre experience about the science of climate change denial.

Twinkle Twinkle (TouchedTheatre)
Little Angel Theatre, Polka Theatre, Arts Depot and national tour 2018

Highly Inflammable (writer: Cheryl White)
Trash Cannes Festival and Hastings Fringe 2017

Something Blue, New Perspectives Theatre
Research production touring rural venues in the East Midlands, 2014 

Losha, (Monkeyshine Theatre, dir. Kareen Pennefather)
On the Edge Festival 2016, twice touring Ireland and opening Barboro festival 2011

The Messenger, (Limbik Theatre, dir. Ben Samuels)
National Tour 2015

Headcase (TouchedTheatre, dir. Darren East)
Little Angel Theatre and UK tour 2013

This Way Up! (Theatre Lark, dir. Katie Matthews),
North East tour 2011

The School Underneath (Re:Play Productions, dir. Anna Newell)
Opening show at the new Lyric Theatre studio Belfast and school tour around Northern Ireland, 2011

Reykjavik (Shams Theatre, writer Jonathan Young)
Shortlisted for a Total Theatre award for  Innovation and twice nationally touring UK, 2010 / 2011

Mickey & Lionel (Re:Play Theatre, writer Vicki Ireland)
Opened Belfast Children’s Festival 2010

Heartbreak Soup (The Empty Space, written by Laura Lindow)
Shortlisted for a Journal Culture Award and twice touring the UK, 2010 and 2012

A Kiss from the Last Red Squirrel (Rough Magic, writer Elyssa Livergant)
Spill Festival of Performance  and international tour

Drinking the Dawn (Petra’s Pulse, Jamie Wood & Selina Papoutseli)
Sprint Festival and South East tour

 

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