I trained on the BA Acting Degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland before going on to work extensively as a professional actor for ten years performing across theatre, television and radio. Following this I undertook a further years training as a theatre director at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before going on to work as a freelance director and lecturer.
I have combined directing with the teaching of acting for several years and am committed to exploring and deepening the experiential nature of the craft of acting alongside the development of a more collaborative relationship between actor and director in the rehearsal room.
Professional memberships and activities
BA Acting (RCS)
Dip Directing (RADA)
PGCHPE (Staffordshire University)
Acting and Directing
Experiential Rehearsal Methods
Acting and Directing with a particular emphasis on the work of Nikolai Demidov and experiential rehearsal and actor training methods.
The What Happened of Experience, Stanislavski Studies, 2015
How for the Hands, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 2018
Enterprise and commercial interests
As a producer I founded a small scale touring theatre company in Scotland with which I produced three shows receiving Arts Council and Lottery funding. I have also produced and directed for film.
The Russian Connection Production
Explorations in Acting
Staging the Classics