I am a British freelance Theatre Director based in Chicago. I trained on the MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck College, University of London.
I am an ensemble member with Sidehsow Theatre Company and Strawdog Theatre Company, and I have worked with many other Chicago companies including with Timeline, Victory Gardens, Raven, Jackalope, Javen, Trap Door, Stage Left, Court Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Recent credits include Yen at Raven Theatre and In the Canyon by Calamity West at Jackalope Theatre Company. My first production in the US was The TomKat Project at the Playground Theatre, which then transferred to the NY Fringe in 2013.
Previously, I worked as a freelance director in the UK for several years in London and in regional theatres, including the Royal National Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, Almeida Theatre and Royal & Derngate, Northampton. As well as directing, I have worked as an assistant-director, script reader and drama teacher.
I am a text-based director with an equal passion for classic and contemporary material. I am particularly interested in working with strands during the rehearsal process (world, character, text) - an approach inspired by, amongst others, Mike Alfreds. For several years, in London, I worked as a director and producer for Brother Tongue, a company I co-founded which focused on producing new translations of European work.