Dynamic & Innovative
Director, Playwright &
From Professional Theatre
to Student Productions
Manipulating Space &
Objects in Exciting Ways
Challenging his company
and audiences daringly
From Hard Narrative to
Academic and Practical - a Perfect BlendTuirenn Manages (& Achieves) Amazing Stuff Every Day!
Following two years artistically leading the CragRats Undermill Theatre, in 2006, I decided to unload my performing suitcase for a while as I moved South, and here I settled at Amersham & Wycombe College lecturing Performing Arts at BTEC and A’Level. Subsequently I moved into Higher and Adult Education – specialising in fields of Theatre History, Scriptwriting and most aspects of acting technique. As a professional performer, director, playwright and also as a lecturer/tutor/mentor in the performing arts: I love theatre. I love teaching about it and I live inspiring others (whether as performers, as colleagues, as students or as audiences). I love being a part of this unique arm of the arts and creative industries…
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From production and rehearsal galleries, to tips for performing and directing and a whole host of rambling, scribblings and general nuggets of performing arts info, there is plenty here to keep you occupied – or even serve as a first aid kit if necessary.
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Names are important. As a performer, our name usually serves as our first glimmer of hope that someone may consider picking us up for an audition or casting. Stage/Performance names can be immensely powerful.
Amateur dramatics form a vital and vibrant arm of the performing arts industries providing evenings of entertainment, hard-hitting drama and resurrections of long-since-forgotten plays up and down the country – theatre by the community for their community.
When it comes to politics and economics, it is fair to say that the arts have been hit badly in more recent years. Performing arts training is high up there at the moment in the spiralling costs of higher education -
One of my recent students could summon tears to her eyes instantly and very effectively. She seemed to do it with no particular effort. It was pretty amazing to see, and she was demonstrating a rather impressive party trick. But is this necessary?
Handling a theatre director you are working with can often be a tricky business. Fortunately, today, many directors are less "old school" in their technique of working with actors - but ultimately they have a job to do, and they will do it by whatever means will make the finished production work.