I am continuously interested in how visual dramaturgy can have a role in performance; how emotional, social, and political connections can be accessible universally, and how design can have a conversation with individual imaginations. My work is motivated by liveness and the shared space that theatre creates, always wanting to respond to the context of where and when it is being made and performed. It’s conscious of the politics of aesthetics, and of bodies in space.
I love theatre that is a layered conversation, stories that ask questions, and work that challenges the forms and styles of theatre.
I also sometimes co-design with Lighting Designer Joshua Gadsby. We are interested in how the process of co-designing can build a strong foundation for a unified visual world and dramaturgy, and allow a more open and supported process with other creatives.
Designs include There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Royal Exchange Theatre), Amsterdam (Orange Tree Theatre), Trap Street (Schaubühne & New Diorama), in a word (Young Vic), Dinomania (New Diorama), The Greatest Play in the History of the World (Royal Exchange Theatre & Traverse Theatre), Nightclubbing (Tour), And Yet It Moves (Young Vic), Fuck You Pay Me (The Bunker), Trigger Warning (Tate Modern & Tour), OUT (UK & European Tour), The Tempest (Royal Exchange Theatre Young Company), In My Dreams I Dream I’m Dreaming (Theatre Royal Plymouth), Passin’ Thru (Lyric Hammersmith), dreamplay (The Vaults), FEAST (Battersea Arts Centre).
As associate designer 306: Dusk (National Theatre Scotland and Perth Theatre. Design by Cécile Trémoliéres), The Host (National Youth Theatre. Design by Cécile Trémoliéres), This Beautiful Future (The Yard. Design by Cécile Trémoliéres), Voodoo (Sadlers Wells)