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Aleiah's Adventure was a children and family theatre production, written and produced by Rosalyne Norford. The play supported by Big Imaginations, Arts Council England toured to 25 Schools and 12 Libraries and community venues. Alongside the production Rosalyne created a learning resource for KS2 Schools.
Aleiah's Advenutre included integrated access into the performance increasing the inclusivitiy for wider audiences.
Takes on trafford
Working as Project Manager on this Odd Arts project in collaboration with Trafford Council, Gorse Hill Studios, Stretford Childrens Theatre. I managed and delivered the film Takes on Trafford, Young people from across Trafford took on a challenge to share their take on what it means to live and grow up in the area.
we didn't start the fire
During my time as assistant director at 20 Stories High in the summer of 2019, I had the privilege of working on an exciting new production in collaboration with the German-based Consol Theatre. The show brought together explosive movement, spoken word, live music, puppetry, and a diverse range of voices to create a truly unique and memorable experience.
Our production was presented as part of Europefiction, a prestigious nine-day youth theatre festival hosted in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. As one of five theaters from different European countries partnering with five theaters from the Ruhr region of Germany, we were challenged to explore and respond to the question: "What kind of Europe would you like to live in, and what are you willing to do for it?"
It was an honor to be a part of such a dynamic and thought-provoking festival, and I am proud to have contributed to this amazing production.
I am proud to have worked as the Process Facilitator for The Balmy Army, a groundbreaking art, activism, and mutual care project aimed at supporting young people struggling with mental health issues, as well as their families, friends, and mental health professionals.
Our mission was to collaborate across Greater Manchester and create simpler, kinder, and more accessible mental health support and care, which has been difficult for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to provide. I had the privilege of working with a dedicated team from Horse Fall, 42nd Street, Contact Theatre, HOME, and Manchester International Festival to bring this project to life.
The project will be exhibited at HOME from June 2023.
Illustration: Charlie Clark
scratching the surface
Whilst working with Odd Arts I produced Scratching the Surface, a powerful film from Social Activist Neville Thompson exploring community trauma among adults who grew up in Moss Side and experienced violence in their childhood. The film by Neville Thompson, features personal experiences of serious violence and loss, so viewer discretion is advised.
Scratching the Surface premiered at the Whitworth Art Gallery and has been nominated for Best Documentary by the National Justice Arts Alliance. It was screened again at the gallery, where I moderated a discussion panel featuring community members, youth workers, charities, and change-makers. The event sparked a thoughtful and engaging conversation about the impact of gang violence and the importance of community healing.