What question do you keep coming back to in your arts practice?
“I often find myself thinking about the audience, asking questions like ‘what will the audience’s experience be?’ ‘what might they leave thinking/feeling/questioning?’”
What discipline, other than your own, do you draw most from?
“I love words and visuals, usually rooted in the human experience. I find I’m drawn towards forms like photography, documentaries, street dance and performance poetry.”
How does your arts practice allow you to respond creatively to conflict/crisis around you?
“Oooooh. This has got me thinking about how creativity has helped me through the last year. I find comfort in reading people’s plays, connecting with others on the challenges we mutually face as humans. I find freewriting can be cathartic in difficult times, as a way to process and to try to make sense of thoughts and feelings.”
What do you enjoy most about the process of creating new work and what recurring challenges do you encounter?
“I love learning and discovering new things, through collaborating with artists. Every artist I work with leaves some sort of imprint on me and my practice, I am always eager to learn from others. Like lots of creatives, I sometimes find it difficult managing different creative projects at the same time, but I try to pour my heart into everything that I do.”
How do you feel the arts ecosystem can/should evolve in the city?
“Through the pandemic, we have found ways to reach new audiences through digital platforms and I hope we see digital options continuing in the future, for people who aren’t able to access theatre spaces in person. I hope to see more under-represented parts of the London community exploring and sharing their voices through theatre, comedy and cabaret.”