Previous paid speaking roles
- New Zealand
- UK Cockney
- UK English
- UK Posh
- UK Scottish
- UK Welsh
- USA California
- USA New York
- USA Southern
SEPTEMBER 2017 – JUNE - 2020
BA MEDIA & PERFORMANCE, UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
My course is the only one in the area combining vocationally focused learning opportunities in both media production and performance – live and recorded. I have had the opportunity to explore a range of performance skills and approaches from the experimental to mainstream live, TV and radio work. I am currently studying Acting for the Camera -this is giving me the opportunity to further develop my screen acting, working with ex-broadcast drama scripts, which I rehearse and record for the camera under conditions mirroring industry practice.
I am also learning how to present by exploring performing pieces to camera, engaging with the audience by `breaking through the lens'; interview technique, the importance of asking pertinent questions, listening and putting an interviewee at ease; voice-over work - the importance of performing with energy, clarity and correct intonation.
I have attended Action Transport Theatre in Ellesmere Port for over 4 years, where I have co-written a play that tackled gender stereotypes and was performed in primary schools. What’s more, I have collaborated with Stepping Stone theatre in Minnesota on a play about bullying, which was performed both here and in the US. Along with this, I have been involved in three productions, House, which was a site-specific set of mini-plays that took place in people’s houses; Zoo, which took place in an abandoned school; and Bus which took place aboard a moving bus. These experiences taught me that live theatre is challenging and unpredictable, yet extremely exciting and rewarding.
During summer 2017, I worked with Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre in Chester on a political play called ‘The Thing is’. We created a contemporary piece of theatre that truthfully explored what it’s like to be a young person in 2016 in the UK. I interviewed members of the public, finding out their opinions on current affairs, and used these responses to inspire the writing and performance. The show was performed to over 600 people. I achieved my Silver Arts Award for documenting this project.
In my spare time, I have worked as an Extra and have appeared in Disney Channel’s Evermore Chronicles, where I gained an insight into the production of TV and film - very different to live theatre!
I also have a Grade A* GSCE in Drama and a Grade B A-Level in Theatre Studies, both of which needed successful Performances to achieve my grades. This was all in addition to many school plays and performances.
Immersive Theatre Actor with Eskimo Joe Events at Intu Trafford Centre 2018.