Hi. I studied theatre at university with an eye to I’m not sure what. But, I knew that I loved stories, creating them, hearing them and that for me, the live sharing of stories, was an opportunity to explore the world.
I began volunteering at an arts charity in East London where I was living, Hackney Shed, and they changed my life, as more than 10 years later I have never left. Hackney Shed works with young people inclusively, actively including those with learning disabilities, who are neuro divergent, who have metal health needs or other barriers to access (financial barriers, caring responsibilities and others). I am currently the Creative Participation Lead, which means I get to write and direct in collaboration with the young people on at least 3 shows a year.
I took a long performance break, but about 7 years ago I got into improvised comedy which exposed me to the freedom in taking risks and in letting yourself fail. I now train weekly and run a monthly night in London with my team Rhinoceros.
What’s next? What should we look out for from you in the future?
I am really hoping to take Going Deutsch further. Currently I am doing the majority of the production elements myself and I would love to work with a design team on the show. My real dream for this show would be to tour it internationally. I would love it to start conversations amongst diaspora families, Jewish and not, about connections, roots and ideas about going back.
I would also very much like to take it across Europe, specifically Germany and discover how people feel about it there, to see how I feel working there, as a citizen. Beyond that I am continuing to write with and for young people, perform improv and have a new personal projects quietly brewing in the back of my mind that I hope to start germinating in the next couple of years