I am a Playwright, Screenwriter, Director, Actress, Workshop Leader and the Artistic Director of Renegade Theatre based in North Kensington.
I have received training from East 15 Acting School and The BBC Writers Academy.
I am co-author of Rage and Reason Women Playwrights on Playwriting (Methuen) and won the Meyer-Whitworth Award for my play, Shraddha (Oberon) about the displacement of London’s Romany Gypsies.
My work is about people and places whose voices are often ignored by the mainstream. I work with children, professionals, and members of my community. The work is intimate and, often, personal and site specific. I believe art can affect change in large and small ways.
I drew on my own experience of living through estate regeneration to write and perform the monologue, In Memory Of Leaves, which toured across London canals on a wide beam barge. I played the mystic, Margery Kempe, in BBC2’s The Art that Made Us and wrote A Spell for Wornington Green for Channel 4’s Random Acts. I co-directed the acclaimed site play by Nathaniel McBride, about the resistance of Grenfell Tower residents in the lead up to the fire, Dictating to The Estate.
My work with Renegade Theatre as Artistic Director, includes the Portobello Film Festival winning documentary The Wornington Word: A People's History of The Wornington Green Estate as well as writing and directing short plays and films for our popular Kids Club.
I am currently working on an Arts Council funded project, Scourge, to write a play for performance in the oldest adventure playground in the UK, Venture Centre in North Kensington, inspired by 17th century pirates fight for justice.