I am a multi-disciplinary artist working mostly in live performance contexts. I’ve got an eclectic background in theatre and art practice, and I tend to follow whatever’s flirting with me most in the moment. I’m currently undertaking a doctoral research project investigating improvisatory performance practices as an ethical way to meet the queer/unruly dead – specifically Mary Frith.
I try to say yes to these as much as possible and see where I end up. This wilful dilettantism makes it hard to sum up exactly what I do, but curiosity and a meaningful conversation with the world underpin whatever I make. Recent work includes writing poetry, facilitating creative workshops, training as an Audio Describer, writing a monologue for Shakespeare’s Globe, co-running an online channel and group for Queer folks, drag performance, and producing Through the Door; improvisation workshops for women and non-binary people, run by Angela Clerkin at ClerkinWorks.
After a pretty reinvigorating time on the first ever Arvon Foundation Queer Poetry course last week, tutored by Caroline Bird and Richard Scott, I’m starting a little project on here to give myself and you a prompt every day to develop a regular writing practice. These will be mostly thinking about poetry writing but of … Continue reading Daily Writing Prompts