My work in corporate role play began over twenty years ago, mainly with forum theatre workshops in schools. This was a great introduction to the work. Children, as you know, are very honest & will not hesitate to tell you if they don't believe what you are doing.
As time went on I started working in the medical, police & military sectors. All very different worlds but I soon discovered that the skills needed to be a role player were the same throughout & I found myself working for more & more companies. Rather than just doing standard role plays, I started being employed as an actor facilitator & then a facilitator.
I now work across many more sectors for many role play companies role-playing, actor facilitating & facilitating, sometimes five days a week. I love what role-play has given me - a chance to earn more money, a chance to be acting when not performing & a chance to improve my listening & improvisational skills.
I am constantly being asked by actor friends "How do I get into corporate role play?" & I constantly hear role play companies saying: "We are always looking for new & more diverse role players, but they often don't have the skill set we need to send them straight out to work."
So I created this masterclass to bridge that gap, as I am very passionate about the opportunities that role play work can give to an actor. I also believe in the benefit & value of bringing actors into the corporate world to provide experiential training & assessment.
I also now run my role play master class for the graduating acting students at East 15 Acting School, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama & Rose Bruford.
In terms of acting, I trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art & since leaving have worked across all the mediums. I am currently the voice of Lars in CBeebies Go Jetters, have starred in Sherlock, The Five, The Living And The Dead & DCI Banks. My recent stage work includes The Inheritance at the Noel Coward & Young Vic Theatres, The Crucible at The Yard Theatre & Saint Joan at The Donmar Theatre.