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CV - EXPERIENCE


An award-winning writer/performer, performance poet & most recently, Artistic Director of Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre who trained originally in performance, new writing and directing. Her work has toured to Bangalore, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia and Sweden (British Council Scotland-in-Sweden showcase).


Her commissioned play, Mish Gorecki Goes Missing (for Visible Fictions, UK) was shortlisted for the Kings Cross New Writing Award, The John Whiting Award, and Brian Way Award UK and premiered at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow.


As Artistic Director for Toonspeak Young People’s theatre, Skye directed the site-specific young-artist led works,  ‘Lost & Found’ (Whisky Bond) and ‘Seven Signs’ (Merchant City, Glasgow) devising with a cast of more than 30, 11-25yr olds and working in partnership with film-maker Urbancroft Films - and created the spoken word young writers project, Word of Mouth.

Arches Theatre Young Directors Award-winner and Edinburgh Fringe First award-winner, Skye has trained in directing with Shared Experience Theatre & The National Directors Studio (under Nancy Meckler), supporting her own work in approaching classical text through contemporary performance.


Previous to this, Skye performed with with Vanishing Point Theatre Co and with the Shakespeare for Breakfast, C Theatre.

Skye is Lead Artist and creator of the public art engagement strategy, 'Q-POETICS', (poetry in queues), which premiered at the Sydney Writers Festival 2013, and worked with the Commonwealth Games, Cultural Programme for Festival 2014.


The first of four critically-acclaimed solo theatre pieces, Cracked (how do you grieve someone who’s still alive?) won an Edinburgh Fringe First, was adapted for ABC Radio National and toured internationally. (Darlinghurst Theatre, Sydney and Star City Festival, Hong Kong).


Other solo shows include:

Unsex Me Here (The Arches Live theatre festival, Edinburgh Fringe)

My Right Thumb, (The Arches 2002)

The Line We Draw (The Tramway, The Arches Glasgow & Solo Festival Sydney)

Plucked of Purpose- the Adventures of PB (The Arches Live Art Festival & Crack Theatre Festival).


Writing/directing credits include the Arches Theatre Young Director’s Awards for A Little Laugh I Lost Somewhere (based on The Little Prince).


Her short works include:

Staying Awake For You (read at The Griffin Theatre, Sydney, Flesh Pot Theatre, London)

The Umbrella and the Billow, (The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh & On the Verge festival, Glasgow)


In 2012, she was invited to an artist’s residency in outback Australia, AWAL (Alice Springs), examining inter-disciplinary practice and introduction to local Indigenous artists and families. In 2011, a residency supported by the Federation of Scottish Theatre (Unplugged bursary) enabled her to explore the intersection of installation art and directing new writing.


Touring her performance poetry, work abroad to Asia-Pacific, she’s featured poet with the Sydney Morning Herald online app & Sydney Poetry Prize winner 2012. Poetry publications include contributions Buying Into The Property Market (GRIST Anthology UK, editor Simon Armitage) and The Grin Of Our Choices, (Abridged Magazine, UK) and Award Winning Australian Writing (Melbourne Books, 2012).


Previous Artist in Residence positions and work engaging with young people include:


  1. BulletBalitc St Adventure Playground: feral play and capturing voices

  2. BulletQ-Poetics– engaging with places/spaces of waiting. Installing the poet & poetry in queues.

  3. BulletGlasgow International: visual art public engagement program, Youth Intensive

  4. BulletWriter-in-Residence, City of Sydney  - The Rocks Pop-Up Spaces & Scottish Book Trust.

  5. BulletPerformance in Education– tour of self-devised solo shows & creative writing workshops

  6. BulletPerformance Poet with the The Scottish Book Trust & Word Travels, Spoken Word.

  7. BulletArts in the City – GlasgowLife, working with young people in care between foster homes

  8. Bullet Outside Art- a residency with The Tramway & GlasgowLife working in three deprived areas of Glasgow to promote 

  9. BulletMaking a Map of My Mistakes- a R&D residency in The New Victoria Hospital, Glasgow

  10. BulletHidden Spaces – collaboration knitting communities together. 

  11. BulletCreative Identities – with young carers, a collaborative project based in St Mungos Museum

  12. BulletWord Travels (Australia) performance poetry to schools in regional areas of Australia

  13. BulletPlaywright in Residence with Visible Fictions Theatre Co,  Greenock Academy  Inverclyde

  14. BulletThe Tramway’s weekly visual art workshops




















(Q-poetics @ the Sydney Writers Festival 2013)


Publications include:

Buying into the Property Market (GRIST anthology, ed.Simon Armitage)

The Grin of Our Choices (ABRIDGED magazine, UK)

Award-winning Australian Writing (MELB BOOKS 2012)


A passion for poetry on the page and in three dimensions,

performances include


Poet with the Sydney Morning Herald iPad

& a collection is currently being featured online...including:

I’LL DO A BUDGET

YOUR HANDS

AUSTRALIA - LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT

PLEASE SOUND HORN, SOUND HORN OK

FROM NEON BULB TO BONE GRIT

WE’VE ALL BEEN HERE BEFORE


(“We’ve All Been Here Before” is a commissioned poem about Glasgow

for Pachamama Productions, directed by Cora Bissett, UK -

“Whatever Gets You Through the Night”)


Theatre & verse: the solo show, THE LINE WE DRAW.


Cafe Poet with Australian Poetry and Ampersand Cafe, Sydney.


Workshops include various festivals and schools, through Word Travels, Australia,

and  Scottish Book Trust, with ConFAB (Aye Write Festival)


  1. Sydney Writers Festival (2012 / 2011),

  2. “Performoetics” (Red Rattler, Sydney),

  3. Word in Hand (Sydney)

  4. Sweetalkers (Melb)

  5. The Dan & Passionate Tongues (Melbourne)

  6. Edinburgh International Book Festival

  7. Big Word Edinburgh

  8. Aye Write Festival

  9. Glasgow Mirrorball

  10. Discombobulate” at The Arches (Glasgow)

  11. Tron Theatre Cabaret (Glasgow)

  12.   Is This Poetry? (Edinburgh)

  13.   Artists in Exile - Doulton Fountain commission, Glasgow





 

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