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Official website for Mark C. Hewitt & Blank Productions

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July 2021. Brighton Rocks International Film Festival. First live UK screening of the multi award-winning Premium, from the Les Coffrets sequence of micro-videos,

May/June 2021.
Prison Dialogues. Premiere at Brighton Fringe Festival 2021 of my stage play, Prison Dialogues, over a one week run at The Lantern Theatre, Brighton. The play consists of interweaving male and female dialogues set in the 'everyday' of prison. The play was originally due to be premiered in May 2020 but had to be postponed - along with the rest of the festival - because of the coronavirus crisis. "Wonderful writing and performance, captivating changes of pace and moments of stillness, so effective. Moving and totally believable. And funny.” (Audience feedback.) A further performance took place at Lewes All Saints Centre on 2 July 2021.

October 2020 - June 2021.
Les Coffrets. My collection of eight micro filmpoems (plus two variations) were variously screened (virtually) at over 25 short film festivals in more than fifteen countries during the long months of coronavirus lockdown in Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021, earning a plethora of laurels and awards. One of them in particular, Premium, was category winner at Cult Critic Movie Awards in Calcutta, New York Tri-State International Film Festival and New Wave Short Film Festival in Munich, as well as receiving an Outstanding Achievement Award at Berlin Flash Film Festival.

October 2020.
Personal Space. Online exhibition of international performance art. A collection of digital pieces curated by Surface Gallery in Nottingham. The pieces all variously relate to, or were made during, the coronavirus lockdown, including a sequence of short impromptu videos that I made in April 2020 related to my poem sequence, 'Scrublands', all shot close-up on a mobile phone while lying in bed, face illuminated by a bedside lamp.

May - July 2020.
Les Coffrets. A collection of enigmatic black and white micro-videos, made in collaboration with artist Matt Parsons and each voiced by a different actor. The videos create a visual counterpoint to my poem sequence 'Les Coffrets'. The complete collection of 10 filmpoems can be seen on Vimeo: vimeo.com/mchblank.

March 2020.
Penned Up at Downview. Second Penned Up festival at women's prison, HMP Downview, offering prisoners a programme of author events, creative writing workshops and performances.

January 2020.
Top 100 Changemakers of 2020. Myself and David Kendall, as co-directors of the Penned Up prison festival project, were recognised in The Big Issue's 'Top 100 Changemakers of 2020' list, celebrating 'the thinkers, creators and agitators changing the world in 2020'. Penned Up was included in the section for Rehabilitation & the Penal System.

December 2019 - February 2020.
Snow Q. Directed the R&D and preview tour of Snow Q, a live literature production that was a follow-up to a multi-artform installation project in Brighton in December 2018. The live literature version of Snow Q focused primarily on the multilingual text by Maria Jastrzębska to create a narrative performed by Polish actresses Rita Suszek and Maria Ziołkowska, with music by Peter Copley and opening film sequence by Wendy Pye. The work toured to venues in Portsmouth, Lewes, Birmingham, London and Brighton. "Good theatre challenges the senses and this did so from the beginning. It started with an empty stage, a soundscape of voices and a backdrop of ice and snow. The temperature inside The Tower seemed to fall as we were enveloped into an icy world of haunting melody, spliced language and the chilling howl of a wolf." From an online review by Jackie Green (Portsmouth).

July 2019 - November 2019.
Labyrinth. A first translation project. Working with Portuguese actress Marta Carvalho. I wrote the first English version of a Portuguese monologue by Moncho Rodriguez ('Labirinto de Amor e Morte') and directed rehearsals leading to a preview tour late September to early November 2019 with dates in Hastings, Lewes, Bristol, Tunbridge Wells and London. The work features original music by Narciso Fernandes with the voice of Clarisse Fernandes and movement direction by Katarina Bozic. "Labyrinth is full-on physical theatre in which Carvalho takes us on a woman’s rollercoaster journey through a myriad of emotions in the aftermath of a relationship." (Anna Arnone, Hastings Independent Press)

July 2019.
Fag packets of the 1970s & 80s. At the Lewes Arms pub I presented an autobiographical 15 minute slide presentation at The Catalyst Club, hosted by Dr David Bramwell. Pitched as 'a personal history and aesthetic appreciation' it essentially tells the story of my early life through particular cigarette packets and the memories they evoke.

April - October 2019.
WORKS paper and digital. Arts Council funded 'Developing Your Creative Practice' project focused on working towards a collection of poetry and short prose texts for the page. I was mentored for this project by the wonderful and insight poet Mimi Khalvati and alongside it created a collection of video pieces with artist Matt Parsons.

March 2019.
Penned Up at Erlestoke. A third Penned Up festival at HMP Erlestoke in Wiltshire, offering prisoners a programme of author events, creative writing workshops and performances.

December 2018 - April 2019.
REDDER. Directed R&D, rehearsals and preview tour of a new work written and performed by Gus Watcham in which she takes on the character of an older, dysfunctional Little Red Riding Hood. "It's spoken word, poetry, storytelling, theatre, art, projection and object manipulation, embellished with shonky lo-fi gadgetry and retro-junk. It's dark, funny, sad, shocking and completely mesmerising." (Rina Vergano, Bristol 24/7)

December 2018 / January 2019. Pushkin's Half Hour. Directed R&D, rehearsals and preview tour of a new work written and performed by poet John Agard celebrating mixed race Russian poet Pushkin. Designed as a parlour production the work featured live incidental music by Sophia Pozanansky (accordion, piano and violin) and songs in Russian by cabaret chanteuse Pam Hewitt. A short preview tour included performances in Lewes, Portsmouth and Pushkin House in London.

December 2018.
Snow Q. Collaborative installation project at The Regency Town House, Brighton, in which I directed performances by actress Rita Suszek of text by Maria Jastrzebska and contributed to the overall development of the project. The piece reimaginied aspects of the story of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen to explore themes of social isolation, gender, sexuality, migration and exile. The work also featured music for solo viola by Peter Copley and visual and digital work by artists Dagmara Rudkin and Wendy Pye.

November 2018.
Penned Up at HMP Lewes.The Penned Up literature festival returned to Lewes Prison, where the project first started in 2015, once again offering prisoners a programme of author events, creative writing workshops and performances.

October 2018.
Dora vs Picasso / Roll Over Atlantic at Tara Theatre. (Crosspath). Directed and stage managed one week residency at Tara Theatre, in Earlsfield, South London, showcasing two productions by Caribbean-British poets: a new revived and revised version of Grace Nichols' Flamenco production 'Dora vs Picasso' and John Agard's one man show 'Roll Over Atlantic'.

August/September 2018.
Groynes 41-42. Collaboration with photographer Malcolm Glover leading to an outdoor town centre video installation in Hastings. The video portraits captured the eccentricity of Brits on one stretch of beach in St Leonards on Sea during the long hot summer of 2018.

July 2018 - September 2018.
Penned Up at Downview. A first Penned Up literature festival at a women's prison, offering prisoners a programme of author events, creative writing workshops and performances. As part of the festival, I set up and worked with a group of prison drama group, leading playwrighting and performance workshops and rehearsing a performance by prisoners of Caryl Churchill's 'Love and Information'.

May 2018.
Beachy Head Lady. Directed R&D of a new short poetic work for multiple voices by Caribbean-British poet Grace Nichols in which an Romano-African figure whose bones were found in Sussex comes back as ghost to tell her story. The work was presented at Brighton Museum in an event hosted by Brighton & Hove BME Heritage Network as part of Brighton Fringe Festival.

March 2018. Penned Up at Erlestoke #2. A second Penned Up festival at HMP Erlestoke in Wiltshire produced by Lewes Live Literature and offering prisoners a programme of author events, creative writing workshops and performances. As part of this project, Penned Up was incorporated as an independent organisation with a specific focus on work in the criminal justice system.

December 2017 / January 2018.
The Iliad, or the Poem of Force. (LLL Productions). Worked with actress Eleanor Buchan, directing the R&D and a first sharing as work in progress of an adaptation of Simone Weil's critical essay 'The Iliad, or the Poem of Force', a meditation on the degrading effects of war on human dignity.

September 2017 - December 2017. Black Curtain: a Public Sharing of a New Work by a Disgraced Writer via an Actor Trapped in the Theatre. Directorial collaboration with writer Neil Noon and actor George Dillon to R&D a new one person play. Previewed at The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton, and Soho Theatre, London.

September 2017 - November 2017.
The Enchantment Papers. Directed R&D of writer/performer Gus Watchman's new work-in-progress leading to sharings as work in progress at New Writing South, Brighton.

September 2017.
Songs of the Chambermaids. (Blank Productions). Undertook initial development work on a fiendishly difficult-to-perform section of my play 'Civilization and its Discontents: 11 Movements for Theatre, in which three 'chambermaids' perform text over highly complex music for percussion ensemble by composer Thomas Strønen. The piece was presented as part of Lewes Live Literature's Half Hour Hits event on September 30th, 2017.

September 2017.
Half Hour Hits. (LLL Productions). R&D platform featuring new experiments in the field of live literature / theatre, including a version for seven actors of T.S. Eliot's dramatic fragment 'Sweeney Agonistes'. The resulting performances were all less than30 minutes duration.

August 2017 - November 2017.
Body of Writing. (LLL Productions/Penned Up). Installation project in the cloisters of Salisbury Cathedral featuring short texts by prisoners at HMP Erlestoke alongside prison tattoo images. The texts were developed at workshops led by myself and David Kendall with photographs of prisoner tattoos by Willie Robb. The installation - developed with outdoor exhibition specialists Standard 8 - was in place at Salisbury Cathedral from October 7th - November 5th, 2017.

October 2016 - November 2019.
Roll Over Atlantic. Directed and stage managed an ongoing tour of poet John Agard's one man show. Key dates included Southbank Centre as part of London Literature Festival (4 star review), Cheltenham Literature Festival, Nottingham Festival of Literature, StAnza poetry festival in Scotland and Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

March 2017.
Penned Up at Erlestoke. (LLL Productions.) A second literature festival in a prison at HMP Erlestoke in Wiltshire, offering prisoners a programme of author events, creative writing workshops and performances. As part of this project I developed and rehearsed with prisoners a performance of David Mamet's Duck Variations. The festival also featured a performance of the multimedia piece that I and poet Maggie Sawkins created with addicts in recovery, 'Diving into the Wreck'.

October 2016 - February 2017.
10 Mistakes Every Girl Makes in her Twenties. Directed R&D and first performances of a new spoken word performance for small audiences by poet Rachel Shorer. The work explores making very public mistakes as a young woman in the age of social media. Led to performances at New Writing South's Writers Room and a private flat on Brighton seafront.

September 2016.
Collaborative work at Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, with musician Thomas Strønen - linked to my play 'Civilization and its Discontents: 11 Movements for Theatre'.

May 2016 - November 2017.
Diving into the Wreck. (Tongues & Grooves). Directing role as part of a socially engaged production developed in Portsmouth with individuals in recovery from addiction. The piece was written and performed by the former addicts with support from poet Maggie Sawkins allowing them to tell their own stories in their words through video sequences, audio, live performance and live music. It was first performed as part of Hampshire Festival of the Mind at The Square Tower, Portsmouth, on Sunday 15 May 2016.

April 2016 - July 2017.
The Wild Women. R&D of a site specific reimagining of The Bacchae by Euripides at St Mary in the Castle, Hasting.

February 2016.
Congregation. Lucy Bell Gallery, St Leonards-on-Sea. First showing as work-in-progress of an obliquely autobiographical video installation by photographer Malcolm Glover with accompanying text (in the form of a poem) by myself. 'Congregation' depicts one row of parishioners saying the Our Father at a Mass in Drumkeeran Church in Ireland, (where Glover's mother was born), alternating with another in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, (where the artist now lives).

September – November 2015.
My Mother’s Laugh. Directed R&D and first performances of a theatre monologue by Jewish writer Leah Roshinsky, performed by actress Eleanor Buchan. Led to two rehearsed readings: at JW3 in London and Lewes All Saints Centre.

November 2015.
Penned Up. (LLL Productions). Co-devised with writer / reading activist David Kendall a first ever two week literature festival within the walls of HMP Lewes, offering prisoners a programme of author events, creative writing workshops and performances.

August – December 2015.
Roll Over Atlantic. (John Agard/Crosspath). Directed R&D and first performances of a one man show written and performed by Caribbean-British poet John Agard with music by Thomas Arnold. A satirical reimagining of the voyages of Christopher Columbus. Preview tour included dates in Portsmouth, Ilkley Literature Festival and Tristan Bates Theatre in London.

September 2015. Set up
ZoA poetry productions with poet Maggie Sawkins to support the touring of Zones of Avoidance and the development of future projects.

April 2015 – September 2016.
This is always the result. Directed R&D of live literature production written and performed by Gus Watcham with film sequence by artist Abigail Norris. Previewed in Brighton, Lewes and Shoreham in September 2015. Further development work and a second tour took place from May to September 2016, receiving a four star review at Brighton Fringe Festival.

January – September 2015.
Wandering Words. (Ideas Test). A bit of work as Creative Producer, managing a series of writer commissions and overseeing the development and launch of a website offering local writers in Medway & Swale, North Kent, an opportunity to publish work online that responds to sense of place.

January/February - June / July 2015.
Dora vs Picasso. (Crosspath). Directed development and previews of a flamenco theatre / live literature production with text by poet Grace Nichols, featuring live music and dance, acted dialogue and projected images. First performed to enthusiastic audience acclaim at a sell-out event in Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, followed by a successful tour.

November 2014.
Civilization and its Discontents: 11 Movements for Theatre. (Blank Productions). My magnum opus! One week R&D of a new full length work for theatre with music by Norwegian sampling percussionist Thomas Strønen. Dramaturg on the project was Katalin Trencsényi.

November 2014.
Baron Samedi & Maman Brigitte. (Crosspath). Dramaturg for R&D of a play by poet John Agard directed by fellow Guyanese Marc Matthews leading to sharing at Goldsmith College, London.

November 2014.
The New Cockaigne. Directed R&D of a new work by poet Catherine Smith, performed by actors Laura Freeman and Andy Sykes with live music arranged and performed by Sam Walker. Presented as a rollicking in-yer-face 30 minute pub poetry performance at the Lewes Arms, in Lewes, Sussex.

2013 ongoing.
Zones of Avoidance. Directed R&D and subsequent performances of multimedia live literature production written and performed by Portsmouth poet Maggie Sawkins. The work tells the story of her daughter’s heroin addiction, combining poetry and prose with the audio testimony of former addicts. First performed at Menuhin Room, Portsmouth Central Library, 30 October 2013. In January 2014, Zones of Avoidance was announced as winner of The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry.

June/July 2014.
Puff. (Crosspath). Directed summer tour of John Agard’s Elizabethan satire. Performances in Portsmouth, Chichester, Eastbourne, Robertsbridge, Hastings, Hailsham, Lewes and London.

May/June 2014.
Future Dreaming. Group installation/exhibition with accompanying performances at The Foundry, Lewes, curated by artist Guyan Porter. My own contribution was an audio piece (related to my text 'Expiry tbc') and a one-off site-specific performance: it’s time to consult the captain of the ship of dreams.

February – June 2014.
Learning to See (Portertales). Directed the R&D of an autobiographical production by visually impaired storyteller Liz Porter. Described as a theatrical storytelling, the work featured video animations by Abigail Norris and Rachel Gadsden and was performed as a work-in-progress at The Nightingale Theatre, Brighton and mac in Birmingham.

December 2013.
Puff. (Crosspath). Directed R&D and first performances of a new play by poet John Agard, a satirical re-imagining of the tobacco-fuelled flirtations of Elizabeth I and Sir Walter Raleigh. Previewed with live Elizabethan music at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

November 2013 – January 2014.
Making Innovative Live Literature. (New Writing South). Development course for writers wanting to develop texts for performance.

June - October 2013.
The Lost Room. (FrancisKnight Public Art Practice). A project working with service-users of Porchlight homelessness charity in Canterbury. For the project I wrote a blog, led creative writing workshops, conducted and recorded interviews and contributed text for an installation at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in collaboration with artist Nicola Flower.

May - September 2013.
Expiry tbc. (LLL Productions). Wrote and performed text for an experimental production initiated by composer Peter Copley, who wrote and performed the music, with lighting design by Kristina Hjelm. The work combined recorded and live music for cello with live and recorded voices. It was previewed at Nightingale Theatre as part of Brighton Fringe Festival 2013.

April – May 2013.
The Revenge Fantasy Club. Spring tour of my two-and-a-bit-hander café play, The Revenge Fantasy Club, to venues in Eastbourne, London, Manchester and Brighton Fringe. With lead roles performed by Kathryn McGarr and Jo Bowis, directed by Jeremy Stockwell. The play was shortlisted for Brighton Fringe Festival's ‘Best New Play Award’.

January – April 2013.
Artists International Development Fund. (British Council / Arts Council England). Grant enabling a visit to Norway to collaborate with composer Thomas Strønen and begin writing a new work for theatre.

September – December 2012.
Experiments with Live Literature. (New Writing South / LLL). Development course for writers wanting to develop their writing for performance leading to sharing at the Nightingale Theatre, Brighton, Dec 2013.

July-September 2012.
Promenade. Collaboration with photographer Malcolm Glover to create a panoramic installation at Eastbourne Station with accompanying text drawn from overheard conversation on Eastbourne prom. The project was developed through East Sussex Arts Partnership.

May 2012.
Scrublands. (Blank Productions). A subterranean site-specific live literature production with live music for string sextet adapted from my poem sequence, Scrublands. The work was performed over three nights in The Old Police Cells Museum beneath Brighton Town Hall as part of Brighton Fringe 2012. Text was performed by myself (money-saving option) with Kathryn McGarr as The Guide, directed by Jeremy Stockwell. Music was by Peter Copley, performed by the Bergersen Quartet. The work also featured slide projections by artist Tom Walker and a video sequence by Abigail Norris.

March 2012.
The Revenge Fantasy Club. First performances of a new café play as part of the Eat Theatre series at Farnham Maltings in Surrey, performed by Kathryn McGarr and Jo Bowis and directed by Joe Douglas. The project was devised by writer-led theatre initiative theplaygroup, developed in partnership with fellow playwrights Matthew Willie and Sean Tyler.

March/April 2012.
Altered Egos. Directed R&D and three previews of a one-woman live literature show written and performed by poet Bernadette Cremin, with sound design by John Avery. First performed over three nights at New Venture Theatre, Brighton, March 2012 .

June 2011 - February 2012.
Leysdown Rose-tinted writer residency. A commission from Francis Knight Public Art Practice, working as writer-in-residence on a public art project in the village of Leysdown-on-Sea, Isle of Sheppey, writing text for a collection of alternative can-do signage and a poem (Harty Triptych) that was engraved into two resting points by sculptor Alun Heslop on the Isle of Harty Cycle Trial.

2008 - 2011.
Dementia Diaries. (LLL Productions). Produced and directed Anglo-Polish literary theatre piece for five actors written by Maria Jastrzębska with incidental music by composer Peter Copley. Following a sell-out run of rehearsed readings at Eastbourne Festival in 2009, the piece was further developed at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, before touring in 2011 to university Schools of Medicine and other venues across the UK (including London, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Cardiff) supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award.

March 2011.
The Space Programme 2011. I was one of nine artists on a two-week international residency in Ireland exploring collaboration and interdisciplinary work. The project was hosted by The Performance Corporation at Castletown House, County Kildare.

December 2010.
The Pied Piper of Londinium. In 2010 I co-founded intercultural performing arts project, Crosspath, with Caribbean poets John Agard & Grace Nichols and co-directed our first project, a verse pantomime by John Agard.

July 2010.
Weight. Directed R&D of a live literature show by poet and writer Catherine Smith, adapting three of her short stories for the stage. The pieces - variously performed by the writer and actress Kathryn McGarr - were previewed in Reading and Brighton in July 2010. Incidental music by Peter Copley, lighting design by Clare O’Donoghue, sound design by John Avery.

September/October 2009.
Floor Plan. Collaborated with artist Rowena Easton to create an installation exploring 'dream buildings' as part of group exhibition at Phoenix Gallery, Brighton.

April 2009.
Polska by the Sea. (East Sussex Arts Partnership / LLL.) Installation project at Eastbourne train station with photographer Lisa Barnard, featuring portraits of the Polish community living and working in Eastbourne with an accompanying collection of 24 postcards combining images of domestic ephemera with text drawn from interviews.

January – April 2009.
Consequences. Creative Producer for a BBC South and Arts Council England project, involving four writers working in different locations in the south of England. Outcomes included a website, a print-on-demand publication and a televised projection of text onto the roof of Salisbury Cathedral.

September – December 2008.
89% and Rising. I was one of five performers in an experimental touring production taking the form of an absurd panel-show which explored attitudes to HIV/AIDS and sexual morality. Devised and directed by Matthew Scott and Jo Dagless of 1157performancegroup.

June – September 2008.
Caught in the act – Reading reading. Collaborative project with artist/photographer Anna Mitchell for the National Year of Reading creating text and images for a town centre installation.

June 2008.
Gridshell Symphonies. Project devised for 'architecture08' festival exploring the idea of a musical response to an architectural structure. 'Gridshell Symphonies, for Four Trombones and String Quartet' by composer Peter Copley was a response to the Jerwood Gridshell at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, near Chichester. An audience came with picnics to hear the first performance.

May/June 2008.
Ruin. Exhibition as part of Steyning Festival 2008 related to a collaboration with photographer Paul Thomas responding to the ruins of Shoreham Cement Works (photographs and text).

January – March 2008.
Crea+ive Maids+one. Interviewed, edited and drafted content for a book profiling a range of arts and creative industry practitioners living and/or working in the Maidstone area. Commissioned by Francis Knight Public Art Practice as part of Art At The Centre Maidstone.

June 2007.
Ruin. Collaboration with photographer Paul Thomas responding to the ruins of Shoreham Cement Works in West Sussex through text and images. Project culminated in an exhibition at thirtyfive-a gallery, Brighton, and a talk with projected images at the Ropetackle Centre, Shoreham, as part of Adur Festival and 'Architecture Week South East'.

December 2006 - March 2008.
AQQ. Commission from Francis Knight Public Art Practice. Wrote, edited and oversaw design for quarterly arts publication AQQ. linked to regeneration project Art At The Centre Maidstone.

October 2006 – October 2007.
Cultural Leadership Bursary: Directing Live Literature. Creative professional development bursary funded by National Association of Literature Development (NALD), allowing me to explore, shadow and train as a stage director within the sphere of performed literature. Undertook a parallel first directing project with Irish poet and novelist, Martina Evans.

September/October 2006.
Farming Stories. Commission from East Lindsey District Council in Lincolnshire to develop a new piece of community theatre with teenage performers based on conversations with local farmers. Led to a sharing at the Riverhead Theatre in Louth as part of Wolds Words Festival 2006.

May – July 2006.
Embrace. (Usanu Theatre Company.) Commission to write a theatre text based on Italian writer Frana Rame’s monologue The Rape. Project conceived devised and directed by Tamara Allen-Cousins and performed by Karen Ødemark. First performed at The Pauper’s Pit, Buxton Festival Fringe, July 2006,

April – July 2006.
Body Language. Solo show based on my life study writings, performed at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, directed by Matthew Scott (1157performancegroup).

May 2006.
City Running. A gallery project devised and curated by the late Greg Daville for Brighton Fringe 2006. I was one of over 40 artists working in a range of disciplines who, over a five week period, set out from the Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, to respond to the city at night time, returning at 2.30am to exhibit or perform work created that night. The results contributed to a cumulative exhibition.

April 2006.
Farmed Out. Commission from Farnham Maltings to write a new play on a rural theme, working with avant-garde theatre company, 1157. The multimedia monologue that resulted was performed at Pride of Place Theatre Festival in Woodbridge, Suffolk and aimed to explore the decline of UK farming and the poetry of industrial rural landscapes.

2002.
Songs of Tenderness & Violence – a cycle for soprano and nine solo instruments. I was invited by composer Peter Copley to write a number of short visceral texts that he could set to music. The piece (which has never been performed) evokes contemporary scenes of dysfunction, perversity and violence.

May / August 2001.
Catastrophe. (Komedia Productions.) Performed alongside professional actors George Dillon and Denise Evans in a production of four Samuel Beckett dramaticules - Rockaby / Ohio Impromptu / A Piece of Monologue / Catastrophe - directed by David Lavender. The production ran for 10 days at Komedia, Brighton, followed by three weeks at Edinburgh Fringe.

July 2000 – May 2001.
Hypnotrash. Year of the Artist research residency exploring the use of hypnosis as a creative tool, including consultations with hypnotherapist and author Wendy Jago.

April 1998.
The Entertainers – an omnibus of contemporary writing and art. Editor and contributor. Anthology of work by writers, poets, artists, musicians and others that had contributed to the early years of the Lewes Live Literature Festival.

February 1998.
Purgations. Collaborative performance with artist Tom Walker and composer Peter Copley bringing together an early draft poem sequence with projected images and live music for string sextet. The work was presented over two nights at All Saints Centre, Lewes.