Since graduating from Goldsmiths I have specialised in creating theatre with and for people with disabilities. I have supported both community projects and professional disabled artists for companies including Graeae, Extant, Headway (the brain injury charity) and the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony.
I was recently been awarded funding from Arts Council England to manage and deliver my own project, Unscene Suffolk, running workshops for blind and partially sighted adults, culminating in public performances. This project is supported by the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Sensing Change.
I also work part-time as Arts Administrator for the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, whose arts programme uses charitable funds to improve the wellbeing of patients and staff through access to the arts.
The practical content of my MA teaching was fantastic. A huge array of exercises and devising techniques were packed into the year, giving me a wonderful toolkit which I have taken out into the working world with me.
It was great to be taught by tutors who were practising community artists and who brought with them real wisdom from their own experience. We were encouraged to reflect continually and I still enjoy meeting with friends from the MA, who now form a valuable network of professional contacts, and reflecting on our work together.