Professional Practice

Artistic Director - Deaf Warriors Project. In collaboration with Landscape Artist Sarah O Dowd and Creative Sign Language Poet John Wilson. In Collaboration with Sign Dance Collective International. Funded by Arts Council England. 

 

Director - Playing Your Part - Climate Change and Adaptation project.

BSL Tour Guide – Royal Academy of the Arts, London.

 

Performer in Lie of the Land – North Yorkshire

 

Dramaturge on Oliver in Armley Project.

 

Performer in Searching for the Heart of Leeds

 

Artistic Director of Exploring Landscape, Deaf Combined Arts Initiative. Funded by Arts Council England.

 

Drama  Worker for adults with learning disabilities at St Anne’s ( Leeds).

 

Worker at Scrap Creative Reuse Arts Project (Leeds)

 

Artist with DAHIT (Deaf and Hearing Impaired Team) (Leeds).

 

Children and Family Liaison Officer (DAHIT - Education Leeds)

 

Collaborator with Enabling Theatre in Hebden Bridge.

 

Writer and Performer  with Musical Arc (Leeds)

 

Drama Worker with Leeds Deaf youth Group.

 

Arts Officer Scotland for National Deaf Children’s Society (2002)

 

Disability Arts Officer for Calderdale Council (1999 to 2002)

 

Development Worker for Northern Disability Arts Forum (1994 to 1996)

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Self Employed as ‘Sign Theatre’ (1994 to 2000):

 

Director of Deaf Cabaret at Leeds. Funded by Leeds City Council, Arts Council England and Leeds Deaf Service.

 

Workshop Leader with Artlink West Yorkshire .

 

Director on Celebrating Sound residency at Bretton Hall College.

Writer/Director/Tutor with students studying drama at Rotherham College.

 

Director of d/Deaf Cinderella at Rotherham Arts Centre with Dex).

 

Director of Opera North’s Releasing Carmen project.

 

Creative Artist working with Client Forestry Division.

 

Director for Mind the Gap Performing Arts in Bradford.

 

Performer for Yorkshire Women Theatre.

 

Director/Writer with Newcastle Deaf Drama, received awards of excellence from BBC See Hear!  and British Deaf Association.

 

Director/writer of Family Lives a Theatre in Education piece about HIV and Aids documented by Tyne Tees Sign On programme and funder by regional health authority. (1994).

 

Director of d/Deaf youth theatre initiative in the North East (1993 to 96):

 

Director/writer  with North Tyneside Youth Theatre

 

Director/writer with Headway Theatre Blyth (documented By BBC See Hear).

 

Director and Performer for Invisible Cabaret  - Them Wifies.

 

Collaborator with Common Ground Sign Dance Theatre. Deaf Café Cabaret.

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Deputy Stage Manager for Opera North Production of Ladders and Snakes (after Mozart's Magic Flute)

 

Workshop Leader/Tour coordinator and Stage Manager for Red Ladder Theatre Company.

 

Performer and Workshop Leader for Yorkshire Women Theatre.

 

Project  Development Worker for Artscore project at Yorkshire Arts.

Project worker for Major Road Theatre Company.

 

Deputy Stage Manager for Wakefield Mystery Plays.

 

Various at Bradford’s Theatre in the Mill

 

Project Worker with Mind the Gap performing Arts

 

Stage Manager and Tour Coordinator for Third Theatre.

 

Research Assistant for Leeds Architecture Workshops developing local history packages for schools.

 

Programme Development Worker for the City Of Leeds Y.M.C.A and Leeds Youth Service..

 

 

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