I’m a neurodivergent creative producer specialising in working with neurodivergent artists & artists w/ invisible illnesses & hidden disabilities.
I produce work from devised theatre to multidisciplinary & combined arts productions.
Accessible & Sustainable producing policies are really important to me in my practice and I am currently building my knowledge in this area to develop and improve via a DYCP grant from Arts Council of England.
I’ve been discovering ways to utilise my own neurodivergent skills to support other neurodivergent theatre makers & am training to becoming a Neurodiversity & Inclusion Practitioner
Prior to working in London I co-founded and ran for four years a Theatre AS Education Charity obtaining its Charitable status in Scotland with OSCR until 2015 (SC042449).
I studied in all areas of Arts Management at Royal Welsh Collage of Music and Drama in 2012
The team behind ON THE EDGE [Photo: Ali Wright]
The team behind SELF(ish) LOVE
THE WAR INSIDE (the Albany, supported by ACE, Emergency Exit Arts, Cockyane Grant for the Arts, ID Audio & more) is a multi-disciplinary project incl.; a sonic play, public art piece, short film, immersive performance & art installation.
Co-Producer with Ballet Rambert on their first ‘Future Movement: Current Motions’ event I led on ensuring the event was carbon neutral in three main areas.
Assistant Producer with disabled led dance company Second Hand Dance. Led on BFI applications (*3) for filmed series to be granted Children's Television Cert
I am Associate producer with Haste Theatre & Stumble Trip Theatre and work with them on a project basis
I’ve successfully produced work at and toured shows to regional & London venues incl; HOME, The Pleasances, Chapter Arts, Cambridge Junction, SOHO Theatre, Arts Depot, VAULTS Fest, CPT, The Albany & more.
Camille Dawson & me at VAULT 2023 Awards for THE WAR INSIDE
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Lazarus Theatre Company
"We have loved working with Heather on our ACE applications, her knowledge, support and generosity has been fantastic and our success rate has gone through the roof. Heathers' meticulous, rigorous and detailed process ensures funding applications are thoroughly thought through, deliverable and ambitious. Finding Heather has been a huge God send, a real boost to our work on funding bids but also strategically as a company."
Stumble Trip Theatre
"Heather demonstrates a clear appreciation of the nuances of our craft & therefore instinctively understands how to support artists from similar backgrounds to us (lecoq) guaranteeing success, security & a future. Subsequently we’ve recommended her to other performers within our field as our experience & the impact she’s made creatively has been such a positive success."
Niamh De Valera
Blue Elephant Theatre
"Heather's a fantastic producer to work with - in control of everything, despite juggling many shows and priorities at once. She's communicative, enthusiastic and engaging. You always feel like she's working with you and you know you can rely on her to do what she's committed to."