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Published Work and Professional Credits

 

Scratch Meet

Short Play Performance

I am directing my short play "Baggy Bra" for its performance at The Rose Hill, Brighton, on the 14th of September.

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Crawley Film Initiative

Lead Script Supervisor

CFI asked me to be their lead script supervisor for their four-part TV miniseries 'Romeo Hotel Eleven'. I worked closely with the director, editor, and other HODs to keep continuity. The first block of filming is complete and I have been invited back to the second block in September.

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Lucent Dreaming

Poetry Publication

My poem "Spaghetti Bridge" will be published in Lucent Dreaming's 'For a Friend' anthology in June 2023.

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Starting Artists

Podcast Interview

Tony Sadowski interviewed me on his podcast "Starting Artists". We discussed my projects, how I built my freelance writing career, and what advice I would give to writers looking to go freelance.

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Beardance Theatre

Longlist (Top 20 out of 300 submissions)

Beardance "highly rated" and longlisted my play "Baggy Bra" for their upcoming short play night. This means my work was in the top 20 out of 300 submissions.

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The Hive Collective

Short Play

The Hive Collective chose my latest play "Baggy Bra" for their Play in a Day event. My director described my play as "Brilliant - Hilariously witty dialogue to work with and a great concept". At the event in Manchester, the cast and I rehearsed my play ready for a showcase that evening, which sold out. Following the success of the show, I was offered two new scriptwriting projects (to be announced).

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Swanwick Writers' Summer School

Young Writers' Scheme

I have been selected for TopWrite, Swanwick Writers' Summer School's yo

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Pentabus

Short Play

I was selected for the Pentabus Young Writers programme, where I am writing a short play for professional production at The Courtyard, Hereford. My play will be performed alongside work by other members of the programme on the 12th and 13th of July, 2022.

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BBC Radio Shropshire

Interview

BBC Radio Shropshire invited Florence Espeut-Nickless and me onto their 6 o'clock show to discuss the Pentabus Young Writers programme.

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Substantially Unlimited

Poetry Publication

On the 2nd of May, Substantially Unlimited republished my poem "Funfair".

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Streetcake Magazine

Visual Poetry Publication

"Voyager" is a hand-stamped visual poem created from vinyl records. It was published by Streetcake Magazine on the 17th of November, 2021.

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Re-Side

Poetry Publication

Re-Side will publish one of my short poems in their upcoming issue.

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Blue Marble Review

Poetry Publication

Blue Marble Review published my poem "Dyspraxia" in their "Winter Poems 2022" issue. It is a poem that explores the world through a neurodivergent perspective.

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Olney Magazine

Poetry Publication

On the 14th of January 2022, Olney Magazine published my poem "Funfair". It captures the feeling when there is nothing you can do but hold a loved-ones hand as they go through a crisis.

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Blue Marble Review

Poetry Publication

Blue Marble Review published my poem "Love-in-a-Mist" on the 9th of December, 2021. It is a poem inspired by all the hikes I have done on a rainy day.

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DYSPLA, Rural Arts, Time To Say Thanks, SuperHi

Longlists, Shortlists, and Finalists

  • Shortlisted (top 25 out of 285) - DYSPLA Storymaker’s Residency (associated with Hat Trick Productions).

  • Finalist (top 8) - Rural Arts’ Seed Commission.

  • Shortlisted - Time to Say Thanks’ Writing Mentorship.

  • Top 6% out of 22,000 applicants - SuperHi Basic Income. 

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Discretionary Love

Poetry Publication

Discretionary Love published my poem "Match" on the 31st of October 2021.

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Warwick University

First-Class English and Creative Writing Degree

At university, I studied all forms of creative writing with a particular focus on fiction, creative non-fiction, adaptation, Shakespeare, European Theatre, screenwriting, and arts marketing.  I was awarded a First for six out of the eight total modules I studied for my degree.

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Feral Productions

Theatre/Film/Poetry

During their recent tour of "Hush Now", Feral Productions asked me to write and create small site-specific performances tailored to Sussex. Plus, I assisted with Feral Productions' filming at the Black Country Living Museum. Starring local actress Laura Brightey, I directed, filmed, and produced nine performances on the 10th and 11th of April 2021.

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Warwick Pantomime Society

Online Pantomime

Warwick Pantomime Society selected me to write their 2020 summer show. I ensured they could continue performing during lockdown by scripting a pantomime that is set entirely online.

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Warwick Improvised Theatre Society

Improviser/director

From 2018 to 2020, I performed in improvised shows around the UK (including at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe). Plus, I directed and produced Warwick Improvised Theatre Society's 2019 Christmas Show.

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Warwick University and the International Network of Italian Theatre

Theatre Adaptation

Warwick University asked me to co-write and co-direct a theatrical adaptation of the book "Don't Tell Me You're Afraid" by Giuseppe Catozzella. The funded play was performed on the 11th of March 2019.


Now, the play features on the International Network of Italian Theatre's website and in Dr Alessandra De Martino Cappuccio's upcoming book. I was invited back to write a second play, which is coming soon.

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