I have an excellent track record and expertise in devising and producing large, multi-faceted projects from inception to final delivery; many of which have involved co-producing, planning and complex negotiations with artistic, accounting, licensing, technical and productions teams. With excellent artistic and operational outcomes, these projects demonstrate my ability to work successfully with international companies, community groups, agencies, think tanks, architects, city councils, contractors, designers, funding partners and maintain clear communications with all internal teams.
This has all been creatively and financially challenging and not least, drawn upon my management, budgetary and logistical skills to stage and bring a show and production together in an outdoor setting, but to be realised into a commercially viable project of interest to a greater audience than had previously been achieved.
I have consulted for the Barbican on the creation and staging of the Open East Festival, with The National Theatre to stage a host of events on its outdoor River Stage, with international festivals to present large complex shows (Electric Hotel, VIP Party, Fuerza Bruta, Circa, Studio Festi, Vamos Cuba!) for numerous stakeholders and site-specific requirements methods whilst managing costs and multiple challenges.
Research has been integral to each and every event in realising specific event narratives, not least differing licensing and safeguarding requirements. A thorough knowledge of CDM regulations and council policies as well as managing audience access, egress, site build and structural limitations plus the revision of content to ensure age-appropriate content as well as involvement of targeted audience and community groups, has played to my strengths built through delivering festivals across regional and national spaces.
I have collaborated with orgs to deliver en promenade performances in Greenwich, Hammersmith and Leeds, shop window installations for Top Shop branches across the UK to promote Reading Festival, to Electric Hotel; a contemporary dance and AR installation requiring considerable planning in building a large structure on a challenging green field site and a concrete car park, to project managing multiple theatrical live-streamed shows by Berlin company Gob Squad running across five specific sites in Suffolk. Particularly complex was a large scale fashion show presented on a specifically built catwalk across the Henham Estate lake which involved working with model agencies, fashion colleges and students, composers, established designers, choreographers and multiple production (and diving!) crews.