I'm a freelance theatre producer from London, now based in New York.
MISSION, VISION, GOALS
As an independent producer, I work with artists to facilitate the realization of their vision. I love performance in all its forms, and the mission of my practice is for artists and audience to commune in space together, to reflect and learn about the world and ways of being. The work that I produce strives for artistic and intellectual rigor, requests an active audience, and meaningfully contributes to current and ongoing social and political conversations. It is also thoroughly entertaining. I seek to put myself in new and uncomfortable places through art, in order to interrogate preconceptions and dominant narratives. My goals are to create performance of a high artistic standard that engages and interrogates lived experience, tour work to enable cross-cultural pollination and dialogue, and foster community to facilitate resource sharing.
It has always been a priority of mine to provide support for those attempting firsts and taking risks, whether new play writing, experimenting with new forms or creating from new perspectives.
In thinking about the trajectory of a new performance, I consider its beginnings through to its future. I work with each artist to find support for the work, funding opportunities and residencies, and administrate the process through production. I continue to develop my networks and capabilities as a touring producer, so that the artist’s work can reach audiences with different worldviews, and spark new conversations. I aggregate support for artists through connections with presenting institutions, festival curators and funders, using these resources to create strategic plans.
Finally, a key part of my vision is creating space for teaching, learning and community building within the arts industry. I facilitate the sharing of resources and knowledge between artists and arts managers, with the goal of moving toward a culture of mutual support.
I enjoy thinking through plans and complications and puzzles and finding solutions to conundrums, so even if we don’t end up working together, if you think it might be interesting do drop me a line.
Artists and companies I'm currently working with:
Interim Producing Director since March 2020. Website here.
US & Australia Touring Producer.
Currently available for touring:
In development: FORGE, in collaboration with Karen Sherman. Currently seeking devo/research & presentation partners.
Producer, with Renee Blinkwolt, for THE LIVING RECORD COLLECTION, a series by cabaret artist Salty Brine that re-imagines classic album tracklists as blueprints for evenings of magic, mayhem through story and song. Currently available for touring.
Producer for UNITED STATES V. GUPTA, new music-driven theatrical work in development, created by Deepali Gupta, directed by Caitlin Sullivan. World premiere at JACK, Brooklyn. Supported by the Brooklyn Arts Fund & the New York Foundation for the Arts NYC Women's Fund.
Other work available to tour listed on Touring page, please request info packs.
In development: IN FLOODS. Currently seeking devo/research & presentation partners.
Please contact me for a show info pack.
With Alex Guiney, I co-teach the fall semester course in Performance Producing and Production Management for their MA in Artistic Entrepreneurship.
New York Producer, working with Executive Director Miranda Wright and the LAPP team on producing, touring and research projects.
LAPP is a non-profit organization devoted to the production and presentation of contemporary performance by artists whose work advances and challenges multi-disciplinary artistic practices.
2018-2020 WP Lab Producing Fellow. We will deliver the WP Pipeline Festival in Spring 2020.
Recent roles include:
The Assembly - Producing Director
the TEAM - General Manager > Associate Producer > Touring Producer
The Play Company - Line Producer for OH MY SWEET LAND
Hartshorn-Hook - Line Producer for Jon Brittain's ROTTERDAM at Brits off Broadway @ 59E59 Theaters
The New Ohio Theatre - Development Director
16-17 fellow of the Emerging Leaders of New York Arts.
Forthcoming collaborations/ongoing developments include:
THE ANTELOPE PARTY by Eric John Meyer, directed by Jess Chayes - Associate Producer for Dutch Kills Theater, to be presented at the Wild Project, NY in spring 2020.
Designated Movement Company - Consulting Producer for CLARA/NOT CLARA
Past productions include:
INTELLIGENCE by Helen Banner, directed by Jess Chayes, Produced in association with Dutch Kills Theater, as part of New York Theatre Workshop's 2018-19 Next Door Season
NERVOUS/SYSTEM by Andrew Schneider & Company, for Los Angeles Performance Practice (Bard Fisher Center, Lumberyard, MIT, BAM Next Wave 2018)
RoosevElvis (the TEAM on tour: A.R.T. Cambridge MA, UMS Ann Arbor MI)
Mudlarks (HighTide Festival, Theatre503 & Bush Theatre);
Cuddles (Ovalhouse, London & 59E59 Theaters, NYC);
Fanta Orange and Don Juan Comes Back From the War at the Finborough Theatre, as well as the theatre’s Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights festivals (2009-2011);
Amphibians for Offstage Theatre (Bridewell Theatre);
Phillipa and Will are Now in a Relationship and The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo by Jon Brittain for Misshapen Theatre (Pleasance Edinburgh/Theatre503) & Blast Off (Theatre503/Soho Theatre);
The Folk Contraption for Rogues’ Gallery (VAULT Festival/London Wonderground/Latitude Festival).
Old Vic New Voices: The 24 Hour Plays, The TS Eliot US/UK Exchange & Time Warner Ignite.
Nine Edinburgh Festival Fringes include:
And No More Shall We Part for Hampstead Theatre (Traverse Theatre);
PEEP for Natural Shocks;
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit for Volcano Theatre;
Thom Tuck Goes Straight-to-DVD (Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee for Best Newcomer).
Way Back When includes:
Production Assistant for TEG Productions/Jeremy Meadow Ltd.
Stage One Apprentice for Mark Rubinstein Ltd.