Photo Credit: Olivia Brabbs

Photo Credit: Olivia Brabbs



Macfarlane Chard Associates

113 Kingsway London WC2B 6PP
T: +44 (0)20 7636 7750


I am a playwright, theatre-maker and multi-slam winning spoken word artist based in York. I trained as an actor at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, and have worked across 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 see my Workshops for more details.

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