In 2014 I started Do It Theatre, a company that utilises illustration, animation and zines to tell stories through unique theatre performances. The technique was created for adults with autism and metal health related behaviours, but can appeal to everyone. Do It a Theatre have performed at numerous theatre and art festivals in the UK and received a New Emerging Theatre Company Award from New Diorama Theatre and a Starter for Ten Award from the National Theatre of Scotland. I also received a Small Grant Award for the Tom McGrath Trust to conduct further research into theatre, storytelling and mental illness.
Do It Theatre events have taken place at the Hidden Door Festival Edinburgh, Sydney Fringe Festival, Paisley Arts Centre, Dundee Rep, BasicSpace Festival Peckham, Camden People’s Theatre, Leeds Live Art Bistro Edinburgh Fringe Takeover, Rich Mix London, Lyric Hammersmith London and New Diorama Theatre London. I have also exhibited artwork in over 60 galleries all over the world, including exhibitions in Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Istanbul, San Francisco, Toronto and Dundee.
My short film What it Feels Like has been screened internationally and was the winner of Best International Documentary award at the Focus on Ability Film Festival Australia, Best short Documentary St Neots International Film Festival and Best Amateur Film Walthamstow Smartphone Film Festival.