Writing

I specialise in writing plays based on the life experiences of the people and groups I am working with; whether through devising and improvising with drama groups and youth theatres or by hearing people’s stories and experiences and turning them into performance.

My show “sweetie” with fellow actor Gaynor Chilvers was presented at Degenerate II at the  Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a revised version in association with the Schools Company at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, which toured high schools in Leeds.

I was part of the ‘so you want to be a writer?’ course at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and continue to write original theatre pieces as a solo artist outside of the collaborative work.

I recently wrote a version of a classic Irish song as an ‘executive summary’ of a project I was running with older Irish people.

Leeds Irish Health & Homes charity staff member serenading Irish Diaspora Minister Ciaran Cannon 😀🎶

Posted by The Irish Post on Wednesday, October 4, 2017