Credit: Olivia Brabbs

Credit: Olivia Brabbs

I am a writer, theatre-maker and multi-slam winning spoken word artist based in York (Great Northern Slam 2016, Bristol Poetry Festival Slam 2016, Say Owt Anti-Slam 2016, Axis Crewe Slam 2017, Word War Four Champion 2017, BBC EdFringe Slam 2017, Hammer & Tongue National Finals 2018).

I trained as an actor at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, and have worked in theatre, radio and TV. I studied playwriting at the Royal Court Theatre, London. I have an MA in Theatre and a PhD by Creative Practice in Playwriting from the University of York where I teach as an Associate Lecturer.

I am an experienced workshop leader and facilitator and can create packages for groups and individuals in all aspects of writing, storytelling and performance technique. I also offer workshops and one to one coaching in public speaking.

I am the Artistic Director of Common Ground Theatre and an Associate Artist at Say Owt , York's leading spoken word organisation.