Associate Creative Director
Listen to Lorna's poetry here....
In my role at RoguePlay I am a performer, co-creator and co-director and also run workshops in schools and the community. What inspires me most about the work we do is the merging of text with physical theatre to create narrative, whether that be with an existing or original text. I particular enjoy modernising existing classic texts with contemporary art forms. I am also passionate about inspiring and communicating with people via poetry which explores theatrical and narrative elements and this is something we are exploring alongside elements of Circus to create our own trademark style.
Since graduating from De Montfort University with a Degree in Performing Arts and an MA in Contemporary Theatre over ten years ago, I have worked as a professional freelance Actor Performance Poet and Theatre Practitioner.
As an actor/performer I have worked with local companies such as The Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust, Women and Theatre, Kiln (formerly Kindle) and Stans Cafe and most recently with Somesuch Theatre and Outspoken. As a poet I have performed at various national events and festivals such as Glastonbury and Ledbury Poetry Festival. I have also worked for Apples and Snakes Performance Poetry Organisation in various capacities as a featured act, a host and a workshop facilitator and have most recently toured with them throughout the UK part of the Public Address 2 Tour.
I have recently set up my own theatre company Fortitude, of which I am the Co-Artistic Director. Our aims are to produce new writing from emerging local playwrights to full production and to adapt Greek Theatre for a modern audience using cross-genre art forms like Performance Poetry and Contemporary Dance.
I am a trained workshop facilitator with experience in teaching Drama and Poetry to children and young adults both as a freelancer and with RoguePlay, Sudden Productions and Colour Free Vision Theatre. I am also an experienced Script Editor and Director. I have adapted texts and directed productions for RoguePlay, Sudden Productions and Cucumber Writers. At the moment I am developing as a playwright and have written an original one act play and a full length play, both of which I am currently adapting for radio.