Proud to be a Tamasha Playwright 2016/2017
One of the three Thelmas
Co-founder of the London Playwriting Lab
a new script development initiative for writers, by writers
Co-founder of the London (BAME) Women Writers’ Group
As an artist I’m most intrigued by writing and devising. The written word moves me and movement motivates me. I think human physicality and the way we express ourselves non-verbally is an important part of theatre.
I am passionate about creating diverse stories that are rooted in our modern society. I want to write plays that offer opportunities for actors of all colours and shapes and sizes. I am committed to using my voice to explore what makes us human, all the good things and the bad things that we do to, and for each other. I am dedicated to nurturing all forms of new writing. I read for the annual New Jersey Young Playwrights Competition, the Space and as part of the London Playwriting Lab. As a director I work exclusively with new writing, and young people.
Theatre is perfect for analysing, exploring and commenting on our ever-changing society; it can lead the way for social change. As a follower of the work of Augusto Boal (I trained with his son (Julian) in Rio de Janeiro), I will always keep the foundations of Theatre of the Oppressed within my work.
A full list of my Theatre credits can be found on the dedicated page