I am a practice-based scholar and I joined the department as a Teaching Fellow in September 2017, specialising in practically teaching theatre and performance. Besides being a university teacher and lecturer for over twelve years, I have been developing my practice as performance-maker, live artist and event curator since 2006.
At the University of Birmingham I have also set up creative, extra-curricular projects like ‘Live Art for the Green Heart’.
I was one of the founding members of Accidental Collective, and co-directed this Kent-based performance company till 2016 (creating over ten pieces, performing across the UK, securing major Arts Council funding, enabling development opportunities with fellow artists, and engaging with regional communities). The company’s work mixed genres and forms, often emphasising notions of interactivity and site-specificity.
As a solo live artist, I make work from the position of an outsider. Hybridity and otherness are cornerstones to my practice; which is process-led, socially-engaged and driven by queer politics. I have presented my work at venues like Camden People’s Theatre (2016, 2017, 2019), festivals like Buzzcut (2015) and Tempting Failure (2018), as well as live art clubnights like Deep Trash (2014, 2018) and PUPPY (2019).