Who We Are
As a non-hierarchical organisation, Phakama is co-led by a Creative Director and a Creative Producer who deliver the artistic aims and direction of Phakama together.
I have been working in the arts sector for the past 10 years, during this time I have developed a passion and drive for making arts and culture accessible to all. Having worked as an actor, producer and facilitator, my specialism is in participatory and process-driven work and I am interested in hearing, telling and sharing stories, working with Applied Theatre techniques that give participants a voice to take ownership over projects I manage or deliver. Alongside my work at Phakama, I am a founding and active member of Pregnant Fish Theatre, a company that specialises in small-scale, intimate productions for ‘pocket money prices’. I have worked on and performed in a number of shows with Pregnant Fish, touring across the UK with intimate and authentic theatre for adults and immersive and adaptive theatre for children.
Theatre has always been a huge part of my life, from my early days as an MC and singer to my more recent years as a Writer, Composer and Musical Director. The industry has offered me a platform to create and express, and in each opportunity I was able to evolve as an artist. At Phakama, we want to offer a wide range of artistic and creative opportunities and to allow our artists and young people to explore new ideas and take risks. In addition to my role at Phakama, I continue to write and create music and sound design for theatre companies and touring shows to include Graeae Theatre, Tamasha and Theatre Royal Plymouth. I am also Artistic Director of Sufi in the City, and sit on the Music Writers Section for the Musician’s Union.
Phakama is supported by a talented and dedicated team of Associate Artists who collaborate and deliver with us. They bring with them a range of fantastic, creative skills that bring to life our projects and ethos.