SURIYA THE FACILITATOR AND PRODUCER
GETTING ON WITH LIFE - 2017
Artistic director on a theatre participation project engaging people with visually impairments. Developed over 17 weeks through a process of workshop and DEVISING ending in a performance at mac birmingham.
Something Good – 2015
Assistant Producer to Rosemary Richards, on large scale out door production ‘Something Good’ which engaged the general public in a celebration of the Cathedral’s 300th Birthday. Responsible for coordinating the ‘launch’ of the project and coordinating various faith groups from around the city to participate in artistic engagement.
Honey Man - 2015
Assistant Director on play by Tyrone Huggins produced by Judy Owen andBirmingham REP Theatre. Supporting the Director artistically within rehearsals and managed the production on UK national tour also responsible for arranging and delivering community engagement, e.g.workshop and artist talks.
BACE – 2014
Creative Producer for two runs of 11-week creative academies at Lighthouse in Aston, in partnership with Beatfreeks, ASDA and INUITY, attended by over 60 young people. Responsible for managing a team of 6 facilitators, and producing end of academy showcases
BLUEPRINT – 2013
Creative Producer for final performance showcase forBeatfreeks Summer Academies 2013 at Mac Birmingham. Worked with 50 young people and 10 members of staff to producer an engaging and dynamic show to celebrate music, dance poetry and media.
Director and Founder of STAMP
STAMP was a project that delivered skills training through arts to children, young people and educational practitioners; with the aim to increase employability and access to learning. Delivery activity included:
- ‘The Creative Way to Work’ in partnership with mac Birmingham delivered employability skills through 3-day course and 5 session course for young people with Asperger’s Syndrome (2015).
- ‘The Art of Socialising’ in partnership mac Birmingham delivered Creative social and communication 6 session course for young people with Asperger’s Syndrome (2015) ‘Letters’ Theatre Production in partnership with 02 Think Big. STAMP supported an upcoming writer to produce their first theatre production. The project