Since 2009 I have developed relationships with international partners sharing knowledge and creative practise within the field of in inclusive arts practice for young people.
This has involved regularly traveling around the world to deliver presentations, training and to undertake creative collaborations.
This has included:
International Inclusive Arts Network (IIAN) – Ongoing. I chair and manage IIAN which is a network of practitioners affiliated with ASSITEJ International, the international association of theatres for children and young people, and was created in collaboration with the TYA/UK’s Accessibility/Inclusion Team and the Kennedy Centre’s VSA team in Washington, USA. Visit IIAN’s website for more details
Theatre Prova, Bergamo, Italy – 2018. Returned for a 5 day residency working with the theatre company to create, explore and expand their work in the filed of inclusive theatre for young audiences
Drake Music and British Council Japan – 2018. A week long research trip to develop music led projects in the run up to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games.
Theatre Prova, Bergamo, Italy – 2017. A 3 day residency working with the theatre company to explore and expand their work in the filed of inclusive theatre for young audiences
Japan Union of Theatre Companies for Children and Young People, Tokyo, Japan – 2017. A week long residency working with theatre makers from across Japan including masterclasses and presentations exploring inclusive theatre for young audiences.
Kinder Kutltur Festival, Duisburg, Germany – 2017. Tour of my new show for early years, A Square World. More Info HERE
La Baracca Theatre and Teatro l’Attesa, Italy – 2017. Tour of my new show for early years, A Square World. More Info HERE
KinderKinder Festival, Hamburg, Germany – 2016. Tour of my new show for early years, A Square World. More Info HERE
Visioni di Futuro, Visioni di Teatro. Bologna, Italy – 2016. An artistic collaboration to develop a new show for early years, A Square World. More Info HERE
University of Hildesheim, Germany – December 2015. I was a panelist and presenter at The Role of the Independent Theatre in Contemporary European Theatre: Structural and Aesthetic Changes conference
Graeae and British Council, Pakistan – November 2015. I returned for another 2 week residency working with a group of young emerging performers to create a devised theatre production. Read my blog here
Graeae and British Council, Pakistan – May 2015. 2 week residency working with Artist and teacher training in inclusive theatre making. Read my blog here
ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering, Berlin – 2015. Presentations and debates exploring inclusive work for young audiences.
Visioni di Futuro, Visioni di Teatro. Bologna, Italy – 2015. Presentations exploring inclusive work and international connections at a festival dedicated to early childhood by Testoni Ragazzi
Site.Specific, Youth Theatre Festival. Eggenburg, Austria – 2014. Week long residency working with Biondekbuhne and 50 young people to create a site specific outdoor show inspire by Eggenburg’s city wall.
VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference. Washington, USA – 2014. Presentation workshop exploring inclusive and accessible theatre devising techniques.
18th ASSITEJ World Congress and KORCZAK Festival. Warsaw, Poland – 2014. Masterclass for theatre makers exploring inclusive and accessible theatre techniques and there impact on the creative process
One Theatre World. Ohio, USA – 2013. Masterclass for theatre makers exploring inclusive and accessible theatre techniques and there impact on the creative process
Kennedy Centre, VSA. Washington, USA – 2012. International guest and speaker – Assessing the Future of the Field: An International Convening of Thought Leaders in Theatre, Dance, Disability, Education, and Inclusion
Disability and Arts Transition Team (DATT). Adelaide, Australia – 2011. Artist in Residence presenting a series of workshops, forums and training to local performers, writers, theatre-makers and arts organisations.
17th ASSITEJ World Congress and Festival. Malmo, Sweden – 2011. Managed and facilitated a day of workshops and debates with international artists to explore, understand and promote inclusive arts within an international network
Black Hole Theatre, Melbourne, Australia – 2009. Creative partner on the development of ‘MorFing’, a site specific theatre performance for young people and families.