I’m a London based playwright, performer, director and producer. My work mostly explores LGBTQ themes, and I produce or co-produce all of my own work. My plays, performed in theatres and a variety of alternative performance spaces, include my debut ‘Slap’ directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair (Theatre Royal Stratford East / pop up performance for Channel 4; the channels first ever onsite theatre presentation / ‘Concrete', Shoreditch), ‘Safe’ (Soho Theatre / London Theatre Workshop - directed by Robert Chevara / Reading Rep - directed by Annie Kershaw / Norwich Theatre Royal - self directed / digital version in
partnership with Hackney Empire, supported by Park Theatre - self directed), ‘Sex/Crime’ directed by Chevera (Soho Theatre / The Glory) and ‘Riot Act’ directed by Beadle-Blair (Duchess Theatre, West End / Arcola Theatre / Kings Head Theatre / touring / digital ‘reimagining’ in partnership with Hackney Empire, streamed globally via stream.theatre and Broadway on Demand).
Additional writing includes ‘Instrumental’ (R&D, Hackney Empire / online, currently in further development), ’Bright Skin Light’ (Theatre Royal Stratford East, workshop), short pieces; ‘And Where There Once Were Two’ (Arcola Theatre / The Bunker) directed by Lynette Linton, ‘Freak’ (Bush Theatre) and ‘Orlando, Judy Garland and the Fierce Children of the Light - In Response to the Orlando Attack’ (St James Theatre).
Directing credits over lockdown also include the digital version of Alistair Hall’s solo theatre piece ‘Declan’ (The Actors Centre), also co-producer, flagged up by The Guardian as one of their top online lockdown picks, and a series of online monologues for Jonny Woo’s new theatre project ‘Silvertown’, in association with Join The Docks.
My work has been funded multiple times by Arts Council England, and my plays ‘Riot Act’ (two editions), ‘Sex/Crime’ and ‘Safe’ are published by Bloomsbury Publishing. ‘Slap’, long-listed for the 2016 Polari Book Prize, is published by Team Angelica. For two years, I also judged the Polari First Book Prize, awarded to a writer whose debut work explores the LGBT experience. I’m represented by The Good Literary Agency for fiction and non-fiction.
I gig and present my work at venues as varied as Southbank Centre, National Theatre Riverside Stage, Science Museum, Waterstones, and Royal Vauxhall Tavern and my work has been featured in Evening Standard, The Independent, The Guardian, Time Out, The Metro, Huffington Post, i-D, Wonderland, Attitude and Gay Times. Attitude magazine media-partnered on ‘Safe’ and ‘Riot Act’.
I’m always interesting in directing or dramaturging other writers projects, so if you feel you may have a project you'd like to collaborate on, please do get in touch. I’m particularity interested in new writing and work that explores the LGBTQ+ experience. I also mentor actors, theatre-makers, playwrights and self-producing artists.
New plays currently in development alongside ‘Instrumental’, ‘Modern Sky’ and a new solo piece ‘Smoke’.
As an actor, I’ve worked in film, TV and on stage since my teens.