Below are some projects I have worked on alongside fantastic creative teams. I provide consultation and support for theatre companies, venues, art centres, community settings, and museums as well as individuals. 

I am also a regular guest tutor at East 15 Acting School. Previously, I have led sessions and training at other institutions, including Rose Bruford Drama School, Middlesex University, The Science Museum London, and The Mercury Theatre.
 

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'Back and Forth and Forth and Back' by Aby Watson

November 2021

Role: Sensory Consultant

'Back and Forth and Forth and Back' is a relaxed dance performance of joyous neurodivergent embodiment, as a dyslexic, dyspraxic and ADHD mind-body dances itself into being – and outside of neuronormative values.

Through an environment that feels like a cross between a nightclub, your living room and a sensory space, a series of performative portraits come in to focus as neurodivergent lived experience bounces, rocks and articulates itself through compositions of dance, object and text – underscored by a groove-inducing soundtrack that won’t keep anyone still. Energetic, off-kilter and wonderfully weird, brut embodies dancing as an act of joy and a practice of neurodivergent radical acceptance.

Outside Wellbeing 

May 2021 - June 2021

Role: Workshop Leader 

 

Working in conjuction with the SENsory Atelier programme at Attenborough Arts Centre. Sessions were delivered part live on zoom, part prerecorded materials.

We explored nature in new ways, and the goal was... to have no goal! This project was about gathering, and exploring our materials and environment - and seeing what it lead us to make, and I think some beautiful things came out of that simple freedom.

Nature is proven to be a positive force for our wellbeing, and after a year where lots of people have had little access to being outside, it felt magical to bring a little bit of nature indoors.

Sensory Sounds in Nature (My Sensory Adventures)

June - November 2021

Role: Activities Manager

Through outdoor listening and material gathering, working with Babies (under 2s) and Inclusive Families (welcoming
disabled children and their families) to create sounds, rhythms, and music to sample in a finished piece working with
composers to finesse the creations.

The young participants will spend some time outdoors in different environment recording sounds and also gathering
materials to bring back into a shared indoor space to explore and play - creating sound and music that will contribute to a
co-created composed piece of music.

Seedling

May 2021

Role: Pre-Show Materials

Seedling is an exciting new audio installation by Northampton artist Helen Crevel focused on potential motherhood, environmental responsibility and consumerism.  As you wander around Grosvenor Centre, Northampton, we invite you to take the time to stop and reflect; to consider the changes you would like to see in the world, and to ask yourself 'How do we live with hope?' 

Image designed by Strelka.

Flying Fantastic: Creative Residencies.

April 2021

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Creative Inclusion R&D at The Young V&A 

December 2020 - March 2021

Role: Commisioned Artist 

 

I worked with The V&A Museum of Childhood as a commissioned artist supporting The V&A MoC, IMAGINE gallery, with research and development into the potential of the new Museum of Childhood as an engaging and accessible learning setting for young neurodiverse visitors, with a focus on sensory approaches to learning and engagement.

Sense: Golden is The Morning.

November - December 2020

Role: Sensory Practitioner

Inspired by the statements and imagery within the  Sense Arts Connect Manifesto created by Tanya Raabe-Webber - I wrote a poem called "Golden is the Morning", which draws on the experience of mental health and wellbeing. From this, I developed and produced visuals to go alongside the poem, and two sensory-based experiences for people to try at home.

Role: Mentor / Consultant

Two weeks spent mentoring two companies on behalf of Oily Cart as part of Flying Fantastic’s Creative Residencies. Exploring making accessible theatre through circus, aerial, clowning, mime and much more.

Magical Moggie A Musical Adventure

May 2020 - December 2020

Role: Producer and Director

Magical Moggie A Musical Adventure is a playful treat for children with complex needs aged 0-12. It will take you on a magical journey through music and real-life sound. Co-developed with Little Havens Hospice, with support from The National Lottery Community Fund. 

Illustration credit: Genevieve Edwards

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Oily Cart: Space To Be

September 2020 - June 2021

Role: Associate Artist

 

Space To Be is an ‘at home’ project which combines sensory objects delivered to young people’s homes throughout the UK, with a supporting component. Over the course of a week, families will be guided through a slow, hand-held, tactile performance.

Peer Productions: Generation Girls

June - August 2020

Role: Sensory Consultant and Practitioner

Generation Girls is a project made for Autistic girls and girls with Learning Disabilities. The project is all about empowering, educating and encouraging girls to learn about topics including relationships, bodies and wellbeing using theatre and creativity!

Illustration credit: Ananya Rao-Middleton

Carbon Theatre: My Sensory Adventures

June 2020 - September 2021

Role: Sensory Consultant

My Sensory Adventures is an online and at-home sensory project by which families and young people can access content digitally. Each video will be based around the themes of the ancient elements (Water, Earth, Wind and Fire). There will also be 4 accompanying musical soundtracks.

Illustration credit: Evie Grace Caldwell

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All For One Theatre: Off Goes Stan R&D

September 2019

Role: Sensory Consultant

Off Goes Stan is a new piece of children's theatre based on the book of the same title. The show incorporates elements of Makaton, sensory play and music aimed at audiences aged 5 - 10.

Ros Norford and 20 Stories High: The Lost Adventures of Fenella Von Hoop R&D

June 2019

Role: Sensory Consultant and Dramaturg

 

The Lost Adventures of Fenella Von Hoop is a new piece of family theatre incorporating elements of circus, storytelling, sensory interaction and audience participation.

Carbon Theatre: Sea Girl R&D

November 2018 - January 2019

Role: Sensory Consultant and Performer

 

The original idea for Sea Girl had been to explore the achievement of Laura Dekker, who holds the world record for being the youngest person to have solo circumnavigated the globe. 

The nature of the adventure story means we are able to communicate the story through sights, smells, sounds and textures - perfect for children who best experience and learn through different senses.