International

Since 2009 I have been developing relationships with international partners sharing knowledge and creative practise within the field of in inclusive arts practice for young people.

This has involved regularly travel 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 – 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.