Working as lead maker for on board arts creating 2 Japanese themed walkabout street theatre
shows based on Raijin and Raiju, the gods of thunder and lightening. As well as ensuring there
was a cohesive and culturally relevant outcome achieved between a number of makers, the role also involved
designing and creating masks for both characters, lightweight articulated armour, tail cores, drum shells,
electrics for sound sensitive lighting, and drum harnesses.
A range of heads for puppets and stilt based costumes have also been commissioned by NWSI.
Larger scale street theatre productions include a large patchwork style elephant commissioned for Whitley Bay Carnival 2016, and a large illuminated Polar Bear commissioned by Jack Drum Arts for Crook Community Christmas 2016.
Scenery work for theatre includes the design development and creation of a climbable tree for Jack Drum Art's production of The Snow Dragons. As well as fullfilling the aesthetic reqirements of a mystical tree, this piece of set had to be climbable allowing the actors to engage with it at height, making performance and interaction of utmost importance.