I am a multidisciplinary artist working in theatre, live performance and visual arts. My personal work delves into cultures, identity and social expectations. A majority of the work initiates from field research, investigation and collaboration with the public or other artists. The label Crash Collection houses my eclectic mix of work in various mediums.
I trained on the BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre course at East 15, a course which trains performers to direct, write and produce their own work. I have directed new writing and devised work at fringe theatres to established theatre’s in London including ‘INK’ (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) by Lois Baldry receiving four and five star reviews and ‘Protest’ by Brad Birch (Clare, Young Vic. Fresh Direction project)
Interested in putting performance outside of theatre spaces, I have directed various live performance installations at exhibitions such as ‘Nomad’ at Contentious One, in Old Street. At the RichMix, I created monthly performance pieces for one year with Showcase Cities, creating installation work, interactive performance and movement in space.
In writing, I completed Soho Theatre’s Writers Lab in 2017 and recently completed an 18 week writing course at the Young Vic with playwright Leo Butler. ‘Dirty Paradise’ is my most recent play with a rehearsed reading in preparation on the 28th July 2018 at the Bernie Grant Art’s Centre.
I have also worked on large scale projects as assistant director including: ‘All’s Well that Ends Well’ at Shakespeare’s Globe directed by Caroline Byrne; and receiving the Boris Karloff Trainee Assistant Director Award for ‘A Season in the Congo’ directed by BAFTA winner Joe Wright.
In 2015, I set up The Annex Space; a place of experimentation of performance practices and a community/ hire space for artists to run workshops.
I spend time working in the South West, London and La Paz and hope to continue further afield.
You can follow me on instagram @CrashCollection or via blog, STEW, from this website.