MLitt Playwriting and Screenwriting, University of St Andrews (2018-19)
Engagement Officer, Mermaids: University of St Andrews Performing Arts Fund (2018-19)
As well as sitting on the governing body of this fund of some £70k, helping to programme seasons of student theatre, I hold the remit
of engaging students in theatre-making. I am working on a podcast interviewing Scotland's theatre-makers, running a calendar of social events,
and putting together a schedule of workshops with professional theatre-makers to increase the breadth and depth of skills in St Andrews'
Steering Group Member, FUTUREPROOF - National Theatre of Scotland (Oct 2017- )
I am delighted to be working with a team of young people embedded within the NTS to shape a Scotland-wide
festival of work for 2018's Year of Young People. This position involves working with ten international portfolio
companies to shape the FUTUREPROOF festival, as well as observing and disrupting the processes at the heart of the NTS, to better
shape the organisation for its own future.
Traverse Theatre Young Writers' Group (Spring 2018)
Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Wanton Theatre Company (2015 - )
In late 2015, a friend and I made the decision to form Wanton Theatre Company together, in order to
create work that was relevant, exciting, and helped us to develop our artistic skills. The company took its
first production to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and we have not looked back, doing 5 full productions
so far and going from strength to strength, growing as artists along the way.
My role as artistic director means that I direct the vast majority of our shows, and am in charge of overall
creative vision, as well as any research, textual edits or writing that might need to occur before production.
Alongside Danielle I operate as an executive producer for all our work, holding production teams
accountable and making sure that everything is of a high calibre. More recently our work has taken a turn
towards the original, so I find myself writing and creating in a more autonomous capacity.
Costumes Officer, Mermaids: The University of St Andrews Performing Arts Fund (2015-16)
In this role, I oversaw the costumers and make-up artists for the c. 30 shows staged by Mermaids each
year, as well as running costume and make-up workshops for people interested in learning, and
managing the Barron Theatre's costume store and dressing room. I was also instrumental on the Mermaids
committee itself, holding production teams accountable, assisting them whenever necessary, and helping
oversee the management of a productions fund of some £70k, in addition to the Barron Theatre itself.