Facilitator

I receive glowing testimonials for my facilitation and education work.

I can work with large and small groups of children, young people and adults. I also have specialist training and experience working with adults with learning disabilities.

“Emma is a valued member of the Royal Exchange’s Pool of Freelancers. She leads regular tours and workshops with school and college groups, and I cannot recommend her enough! She is calm, professional and well-prepared, and never fails to inspire the young people she is working with.”
NATALIE DIDDAMS, SCHOOLS’ PROGRAMME LEADER, ROYAL EXCHANGE

I can work in one-off settings, or oversee ongoing courses and schemes and offer workshop, training and creative process facilitation across all of my skill areas. I also enjoy working in settings where people have little access to the arts and production, such as pupil referral units.

“Emma was excellent at engaging with a wide range of people. Many of my team commented that her warm personality drew people in to write, and Emma made a real impression on those who engaged in the creative writing. Her presence added a real sense of professionalism and authenticity.”
KATHERINE WARMAN, RIGHT UP OUR STREET, DONCASTER ARTS

I work quickly to put participants at ease, inspire them and get people creating all within one session. I bring my whole self to my facilitation work, leading sessions with a personal and adaptable style that encourages participants to feel safe and motivated to take risks with their work.

“Emma’s sessions were always practical, informative, fun and full of ideas beyond the usual run of the mill guidance which you can find anywhere. She inspired me to get writing and provided constructive and helpful feedback on my efforts, which showed real insight. Some of the resultant short plays have been accepted for performance or rehearsed reading by, for instance, Cast in Doncaster and the Theatre Royal, York.”
JOHN EMMS, WRITE NOW COURSE PARTICIPANT, LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE

I have facilitated outreach work on my own productions and stories and also facilitated a variety of creative processes for the following organisations:
New Writing North; Creative Futures; BBC; Royal Exchange Theatre; Freedom Studios; Ambassador Theatre Group; Dark Horse Theatre; Creative People & Places; Lawrence Batley Theatre; Right Up Our Street

“Emma has a powerful, disarming and highly inspirational flair for teaching and mentoring anyone serious about wanting to write. Emma’s style encourages frank self-questioning and a continuous quest for improvement. She leads by example with a sustained energy level throughout a session and consequently achieves excellent interaction with and between her pupils.”
TOM LONSDALE, WRITE NOW COURSE PARTICIPANT

“Emma’s sessions were unpredictable, packed and inspiring, covering not only all aspects of writing for the stage, but also how to go about marketing and publishing. She was always honest, constructive and useful. “
STEVE GOLDMAN, WRITE NOW COURSE PARTICIPANT