I believe that by creating spaces where young people can truly
lead the way and are given the tools to innovate,
radical things can happen. This action is paramount to the future.
9 years' experience co-creating with children & young people
as a Workshop Facilitator, Drama Teacher & Director
Social action project in Barking. Photography: Chain Reaction
Recently, I worked with Chain Reaction to design and deliver their new programme Girls Support Girls; this workshop based project takes place in schools across East London and Essex, for young womxn aged 13-16. I also regularly co-ran a youth theatre in Tower Hamlets and a social action project in Barking.
I trained as a Puppeteer, Performer and Facilitator with The Hands-On Company delivering educational workshops in primary and secondary schools. During my time there, we delivered various intergenerational projects, such as partnering with West Berkshire Council to create workshops for people living with Dementia and devising Christmas Puppet Shows for local communities across Berkshire.
I also teach Drama and Acting classes (including 1-2-1 tuition for LAMDA exams) at a performing arts school to ages 4-18. I have previously directed full-scale productions with casts of 60+ students. During Covid-19, I've delivered 23 weeks (& counting!) of online workshops exploring drama, acting, social action and skills building.
In 2016, I co-facilitated a site-specific open air show performed by 120 children and professional actors at the University of Cambridge.