Artistic Director at Production Company 'Wake The Beast' www.wakethebeast.co.uk working with MacMillan and the NHS Whittington Hospital on 'The C Factor' a creative series of storytelling sessions for people dealing with a cancer diagnosis. New play 'The Biggest Show in The Country' upcoming UK and Ireland tour April 2020 and 'Afronauts', summer European tour with Barefeet Theatre and Circus Zambia.
Former Artistic Director at SpareParts Festival, the UK’s only Arts Festival dedicated to transport, travel and motion. SpareParts is a £1.3M Combined Arts festival, supported by Arts Council England, blending professional artists with a dynamic community participation programme touring 5 transport Festivals in the North of England.
Founding Artistic Director of Barefeet Theatre Zambia, which won an international reputation for large scale site specific work, international collaboration, extraordinary community participation and festivals which work with thousands of young people living on the streets, with a disability or young people from a refugee background.
Directing/writing includes ‘The Last Utopian’ and ‘Race Against Time’, interactive citywide alternate reality games (Hope Street Ltd Liverpool). ‘The Imitation Games’ at Contact Manchester. Site-specific work in Zambia includes ‘Miss Mathematics’ with young people from refugee camps across Zambia, ‘Treasure In Chibolyia’ circus show performed in one of Lusaka’’s most notorious communities.
Responsible in 2009/10 for the coordination of two six month intensive emerging artist apprenticeship programme at Hope Street Ltd for 25 diverse artists, producing/directing large scale site specific performances/experiences in and with; TATE Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial, Unity Theatre and on Crosby Beach against the backdrop of Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’.
From 2009 roles include; Performance Director, Artist Facilitator and Artist Mentor for Contact Theatre’s ‘Contacting The World’, International Theatre Festival, working with artists in countries including; the US, Jamaica, Iran, Denmark, Switzerland and the UK.
14-year passion project ‘The Boy Who Lost Laughter’ street theatre show toured periodically since 2006 to Ireland, UK, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Congo DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Egypt. Collaborating with local artists and leaving an equal trail of laughter and bewilderment along the way.