A play I have written which is a coming of age story based in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh has gone to the second stage of The Traverse Theatre’s Open Submissions process and has been longlisted for script development.
Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre
I am an artist working in a School in Dundee as part of the ‘This is for you Dundee (Schools)’ project. I am working within mainstream and enhanced provision delivering drama and music sessions.
During Summer 2021 I worked with Barnardo’s to provide drama workshops at their holiday programme in Dundee with children with additional support needs.
“Mother knows best”
But what happens when others tell you they know what’s best?
Educational Psychologist, Doctor, Teacher, Occupational Therapist, Health Visitor. A web develops that a mother has to unTangle to make sure her child doesn’t suffocate.
This piece was initially written and developed with seed funding and support from Stellar Quines and Birds of Paradise post-Covid 19 and will now be adapted through NAVIGATE in developing a Covid-safe digital work.
UnTangled celebrates the relationship between a mother and her sensory seeking child, exploring the role of the mother as untangler. The piece encourages mothers, as well as humanising the often ‘statisticised’ ASN community.
This video discusses the development of ‘Untangled’, Make Do & Mend 2020 with Stellar Quines and Birds of Paradise.
Lead Artist: Ruth Rankin (writer and director) Collaborator: Naomi Stirrat (actor) Designer: Ali Maclaurin Producer: Rhea Lewis Space: Perth Theatre, Rehearsal Room
During 2021 I developed my skills as a storyteller with Birds of Paradise and the Scottish International Storytelling Festival. I performed my developed story at the 2021 International Story Telling Festival.
‘The Box’ is a short play I have written which has been shortlisted in an International Playwriting competition with The Soldiers Arts Academy.
Set on base in Henlow, ‘The Box’ creates a snapshot of the anguish and struggles of Grace, a military wife who is parenting through uncertainty as her husband Scott who has PTSD has gone AWOL.
A staged reading of The Box was showcased at The Space, London on 13th March 2021.
‘The Box’ won the competition.
QR Code Interactive Nativity
I love to make work that is exciting, immersive and accessible. If it challenges how theatre could be and attracts a non traditional theatre audience then I’m keen to get involved. I recently created a QR code interactive nativity which allowed the audience to access and interact with theatre for free in their local park in a covid safe manner.