Teaching

From 2009 to 2014, I was Senior Tutor, leading the Acting Foundation Course at Arts Educational Schools, London. I am also Resident Director at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

To get in touch about acting teaching, either one-to-one or for a group, email me here.

Senior Tutor, Foundation Acting, Arts Educational Schools (2009-14)

The Foundation Course is a one year, part-time course for students, aged 17 and over. Starting in September 2009, I redesigned the course from scratch. By 2012, over 70% of students who applied for full-time training, gained places on BA or MA courses at CDS/DramaUK schools following the course. As part of my role, I taught modules in: Readiness to Act; Truthfulness and Text; Shakespeare without Fear; Devising; and Rehearsal and Performance. I was also responsible for auditioning candidates, and for pastoral care.

Student performances directed for the course include: ‘Hot Mess’ by Ella Hickson; ‘Eurydice’ by Sarah Ruhl; ‘After Miss Julie’ by Patrick Marber; ‘The Acid Test’ by Anya Reiss; ‘Vinegar Tom’ by Caryl Churchill; and ‘Two Marias’  and ‘Nothing Compares To You’ by Bryony Lavery.

Resident Director, Department of Vocal Studies, Trinity Laban (2009-)

Since September 2009, I have taught regular acting classes with BMus and MMus Vocal Studies students, designing a syllabus which allows students to develop their skills over time, and addresses the specific needs of singers. This includes work on ensemble movement; approaching a scene, and acting through song.

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Further work in Higher Education and professional training

Courses

2018-Text and Improvisation TutorIdentity Drama School
2015Classes on text and active analysis, for 2nd and 3rd year students on the 3 year Diploma in Professional Music Theatre.CPA Studios
2014Ways of Directing (with Jessica Beck)
Co-leading a taught module for final year BA students, combining practical work and seminar discussion.
Department of Drama and Theatre, Royal Holloway College, University of London

Productions

2011Divine Words
By Ramon del Valle-Inclàn, trans.Maria Delgado
Co-directed with John Wright.
A final year, public production with the BA Acting (Collaborative and Devised Theatre) students.
Central School of Speech and Drama
2009Hamlet
By William Shakespeare
Co-directed with John Wright.
A second year performance project with the BA Acting (Collaborative and Devised Theatre) students.
Central School of Speech and Drama

Workshops

2012Puppetry in Opera (with Seonaid Goody)
A half-day workshop exploring the possible relationships between singer and puppet.
Puppet Centre/
Central School of Speech and Drama
2010Play
A half-day workshop I was invited to lead as an associate of John Wright.
Jette Parker Young Artists’ Scheme
Royal Opera House

Work with youth and community groups

Productions

2007The Supreme Sunbeam (Director)
A cast of over 60, aged 8 to 22, in a new play about the local Sunbeam factory, performed in a 1,200 seat venue.
Central Youth Theatre
Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Workshops

2012Plays on Words (Facilitator/Director)
Workshops for young people, aged 11-18 on adapting fiction for the stage, using Gothic short stories. The scripts were performed by professional actors
Big Telly
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
2009Staging Change (Facilitator)
Acting workshops as part of a Musical Theatre residency for learning-disabled, adult actors.
Mind The Gap and
Arts Educational
2008-9Acting for Beginners (Teacher)
Weekly, open access, evening class for adults.
Arts Educational
2008Make a Play in a Week (Facilitator)
Two, five day workshops for ages 7-14.
Arts Educational
2004-5Youth Theatre (Leader)
Saturday morning sessions with two age groups (7-10, 11-16).
UCL Bloomsbury Theatre