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.
I was commissioned by Improbable and Emergency Exit Arts to create a poem in response to Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as part of the Fly the Flag collection UDHR celebrations for 2020. Here it is – please do check out the other poets and their pieces over at Fly the … Continue reading ‘and of his family’ – Poem for Fly the Flag 2020