Writer | Performer | Facilitator
While the Kettle Boils
A poetic montage of voices reflecting on life from different perspectives. Their experiences are woven together as they gather in the workplace kitchen.
I have had over 30 years’ professional experience as an actor, writer and facilitator, working in education, the community, theatre, TV and radio.
I have also worked for the British Heart Foundation and Public Health, facilitating workshops in the South Wales Valleys.
I started writing whilst devising new plays for adults and young people’s audiences, working in professional theatre companies throughout Wales.
In 2013, I co-founded Rareseed Youth Theatre and wrote and directed new plays for this company. Since then, I have focussed on my own writing and introducing others to the joys and benefits of creative writing.
My work is diverse, due to my drama background, I am equally interested in writing drama, prose, poetry and poetic monologues. I also run creative writing workshops, helping writers to find a unique voice of their own.
Abergavenny Writing Festival 2022
Working with writers of all levels, to inspire new approaches and experience the creative group process.
“Fun, creative, good to meet lots of interesting people and hear their stories. Would love to do more workshops.”
16th November 2023 | Melville Theatre, Abergavenny
Finding a voice means that you can get your own feeling into your own words and that your words have the feel of you about them. …How then do you find it? In practice, you hear it coming from someone else – Seamus Heaney.
This is a project which started as a one off workshop as part of the Abergavenny Writing Festival in 2022 and emerged again at the same festival in April 2023. Since then, a core group of 12 women have worked together, writing individually and collaboratively, to create a wonderful, diverse piece of work to be performed.
I have enjoyed facilitating this interesting, dynamic and talented group, some of whom have never written before. I’ve used creative exercises, drawing on my drama background, to inspire the group to write on a whole variety of topics, from bananas and figs to epidemics.
We have had tears and laughter and enjoyed the whole creative process in devising this piece of work.
Finding a Voice