Greater Manchester Critics Scheme
In spring 2017, I co-founded and taught the Greater Manchester Critics scheme, a short course for aspiring critics supported by theatres including the Royal Exchange, HOME, The Lowry and Contact Theatre. To date, this scheme has had three successful cohorts. More information about the scheme (including testimonials from former participants) can be found here.
Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting
I have worked as a script reader for the Bruntwood Prize in 2015, 2017 and 2019. I was also commissioned to write two articles for the Bruntwood Prize website:
Between 2013 and 2015 I worked with Farnham Maltings, house and caravan as an associate journalist.
Farnham Maltings is a creative organisation in Surrey, out of which both house and caravan operate. house is a touring and audience engagement initiative supported by Arts Council England to improve the range, quality and scale of contemporary theatre presented across the South East and Eastern England, while caravan is a bienniel curated showcase of English performance.
In this role I explored ways to articulate the ambitions of Farnham Maltings, house and caravan, raise their national profile, and interrogate the purpose of their activities.
Fuel: New Theatre In Your Neighbourhood
Between January and June 2013 I worked with theatre producers Fuel on their New Theatre In Your Neighbourhood touring project. Funded by the Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring grant, the project aims to improve how Fuel tour and deepen the organisation’s relationship with audiences around the country.
I was involved in the initial six-month research project stage of New Theatre In Your Neighbourhood, observing and researching throughout the process. The purpose of this was to produce a report documenting the project so far and placing it within the context of the wider theatre touring landscape and other similar initiatives, exploring what implications this model might have for touring in the UK.
My full report on the New Theatre In Your Neighbourhood project can be read here.