Published Work and Professional Credits
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.
My poem "Spaghetti Bridge" will be published in Lucent Dreaming's 'For a Friend' anthology in June 2023.
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.
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.
The Hive Collective
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).
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.
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.
Blue Marble Review
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.
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.
Blue Marble Review
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.
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.
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.
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.
Warwick Pantomime Society
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.
Warwick Improvised Theatre Society
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.
Warwick University and the International Network of Italian Theatre
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.