I trained as a teacher at Bedford College of Education in the early 70s before moving on to work as a performer, lighting technician and stage manager professionally. In 1981 I started teaching aspects of stage management and technical theatre at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, where I eventually became Director of Community Outreach. I taught across both the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts; and the School of Performance: lecturing on community theatre and leading projects. In 2010 I completed an MA in Theatre Practices, with distinction.
I have consulted extensively on theatre training, including work for the National Council for Drama Training; Metier; Creative Way; National Arts Learning Network, and Arts and the Learning City. I lead the Changing Curriculum forum at Rose Bruford College, and chairs the Equality and Diversity committee.
Over thirty years of teaching has given me a strong insight into the processes of creative learning, as well as an understanding of the social processes at work in cultural activity.
My interests include theatre for young people; diversity theatre; street performance, carnival and processions; digital live performance; and the role of the arts in regeneration. Until recently I was still involved in training, as a curriculum adviser. Some of my work is available online here at www.creatingtheatre.net, and I contributed material to Theatre Futures , the Rose Bruford College research website.