I am an artist based in Scotland who makes contemporary performance generally with, for, or by children and young people. I am also Artistic Director of Stadium Rock, an organisation that makes exciting, visual and often interactive performance work and prioritises the sharing of children’s stories; specifically, for audiences of both adults and children.
I call myself a Performance Maker, which is the best title that I have been able to find to describe what I do which is, broadly, make performances. I generally lead on the authorship or creation of original work in the role of playwright, director or live artist but I might also be found performing, producing and working in a creative-learning role. And I often take on the set and costume design too.
The work that I make spans everything from new-writing in theatres to interactive clothes-swapping installations in corridors, to live-directed and improvised gigs in music venues.
My practice is, and has always been, intentionally diverse (I try to take on the role that is appropriate to the work and choose the medium/s or style/s that most speak to the story that I aim to share) but a clear through-line can be seen in my focus on work that is for, by, with or about children and young people.