Spotlight profile

“I impulsively bought a pet ball python during lockdown, his name is Sampson.”

What kind of actor do you aspire to be?

More than anything I want to be a actor that is pleasant and inspiring to work with. The company you are working with are what make or break an experience, and regardless of the quality of your text, it is crucial to be a good person to work with. But in reference to projects, I would like to be part of work that is educational, sparks interest and promotes open-mindedness.

What performance piece did you choose for the showcase and why?

I chose a piece from “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” by Marielle Heller. I brought this text because it came from a movie I had not seen before. I had no reference as to what the original actress did with it and thought it would be interesting to compare after filming.

What book, theatre, film or TV production has most inspired you?

Recently, Parasite directed by Bong Joon-ho. I think it challenges so many of our “storytelling rules”. It jumps between genres, cinematography styles, comments on society’s imbalances and brings a non-english film into main stream media. It was a great reminder that stories can be anything you are brave enough to make.

How have you been keeping creative during lockdown? 

I’ve been messing around with some old clothing and tie-dying. As well as lots of culinary exploration.

What advice would you give for anyone else preparing for a showcase?

To be flexible with the material you bring. Come to the meeting with offerings and choices but be ready and excited by the idea of doing it totally differently on the day.

What do you hope to be doing this time next year?

I hope to be working on a project without the fear of it shutting down due to COVID-19.