Recent Work

Citizens Theatre Weekly Classes

From September 2016-December 2017 I led three drama classes at the Citizens’ Theatre on a Saturday. These classes were for ages 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18. It was really great to be back working on this project having first taught 4-5s and 6-8s in the project’s inaugural year in 2007.

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Citizens Theatre Easter Academy 8-10s. Photo by Jen Clokey

Harlequin – Eastwood Theatre for Youth

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I had the privilege to direct Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Alan McHugh with Harlequin – Eastwood Theatre for Youth which kicked off the club’s 40th anniversary year. The production ran at Eastwood Park Theatre from 17th-21st January 2017.

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Snow White and Seven Dwarves in Rehearsal, Harlequin Eastwood Theatre for Youth. Photo by Ruth Baillie.

WIN Project

PrintFrom May 2015 until June 2018 I worked part time for the Carnwadric WIN Project, first as Creative Arts Worker and later as Drama and Volunteer Development Worker.

As part of this work I ran weekly drama classes for Primary 1-3s and Primary 4-7s, created a Young Volunteers Programme and also established an adult community drama group called Studio 46.

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WIN Creative Clubs The Day the Queen Came project 2016. Photo by Amanda Barger.

You can find out more about the Carnwadric WIN Project on the WIN blog.

Lyceum Theatre – Project Wonderland

Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 13.10.30In 2016, I was one of a team of Drama Artists on Project Wonderland with The Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh. I worked with pupils from Canal View Primary School in Wester Hailes and Woodlands School in Currie to stage their own creative responses to the story of Alice in Wonderland. I also ran family creative arts sessions for a group from Children First.

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Artwork from Family Creative Arts Sessions, Project Wonderland, Lyceum Theatre. Photo by Jen Clokey.

Citizens Theatre Summer Academy

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The Changeling, Citizens Theatre Summer Academy 2016. Photo by Angela Smith.

This was my 3rd time leading the 9-12s for the fortnight long Summer Academy at Citizens Theatre. This year, I co-led the course alongside Carly McCaig, Community Drama Worker at the Citz. Our two weeks of working on the given “Shakespeare” theme resulted in a 20 minute piece called “The Changeling” which explored the feud between Oberon and Titania over the Changeling Boy. “The Changeling” was performed in the Circle Studio on Saturday 23rd July.

A video of the performance has been shared by one of the participants here.

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