A SHOE FULL OF STARS
Stage director for ‘A Shoe Full of Stars’ a groundbreaking youth-theatre project which explored the impact of extremist violence, created collaboratively with young people impacted by the 2017 Manchester Arena Bombings and Anti-terrorist organisation The Active Change Foundation.
I led a professional production creative team which gave voice to the young people’s performance on their response to the situation, in collaboration with the writer Ed Harris (Dot, BBC Radio). The resulting production was featured on ITV and Channel 4 news, and won an international award.
Created with North Huddersfield Trust School, anti-terrorist organisation The Active Change Foundation, The Oxford Centre for the Retraction of Intractable Conflict and West Yorkshire Police. Supported by The Opera Awards Foundation, York University, and Arts Council England.
Watch our feature on Channel 4 News here.
Led diverse creative team with a wide number of partners on a complex topic.
Collaborated with community members
Worked with vulnerable young people to foreground their message
The Lawrence Batley Theatre
Co-created with teenagers at NHTS School & The Active Change Foundation.
Composer: Omar Sharyar
Design: Emma Williams
Movement: Lizzie Shakespeare
‘Best Opera,’ Young Audience Music Award 2018
Opera Award Foundation Bursary 2017.
The Ashbrow Ward and Birkby Community Hub Young Volunteers of The Year Award 2018