Dave, The Shouting Mute, is split between London and Dorset but works across the UK. His portfolio, below, includes live performance, poetry commissions, workshops for young people and professional training…

2019 * Performing ‘In C’ with Extraordinary Bodies and the Para-Orchestra * Rehearsal rooms at Lighthouse Poole, and Theatre Royal Plymouth * Commissioned performances of Grow Up and Just Love Chocolate at Fest West, Salisbury Playhouse and Lab programming at TR2 (Theatre Royal Plymouth) * Poetry performance at Funky Llama Festival *

2018 * UK Tour – Teaching teachers how to teach inclusively, alongside Ramps On The Moon/Diverse City * Creative Writing Workshops and Performance at 1Voice Annual Conference and Residential Weekend at Treloar School and College * Commissioned Art Installation @ Inside Out Dorset Festival * Creative Workshops for Creative Arts Week @ V.E.C. * Winner of the Alan Martin Award for Contribution to Creative Arts, following nominations after the 1Voice Annual Conference and Residential Weekend *

2017 * Wrote, researched, and developed The Shouting Mute’s first solo project – Grow-Up and Just Love Chocolate – followed by commissioned performances *

2017 * Creative Assistant to the Director (Kerry Michael) on ‘Who’s Tommy’ with Ramps on the Moon – UK tour @ New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich; Nottingham Playhouse; West Yorkshire Playhouse; Theatre Royal Stratford East; and Sheffield Theatres*

2016 * Performed ‘In C’ with Extraordinary Bodies and the Para-Orchestra *

2015-2016 * Paid training course within the Ensemble Programme for emerging artists @ Graeae Theatre Company *

2015 * Associate Director of ‘The Complete Freedom of Truth’ with TCFT, an international arts project with 13 participating partners from 9 countries *

2015 * Six month paid internship with Diverse City *

2014-2015 * Writer in Residence @ Pavilion Dance South West *

2014 * Co-wrote and performed in ‘Touched’ for Inside Out Dorset Festival @ Lighthouse, Poole and Unlimited Festival, Southbank *

2013 – Ongoing * Regularly performing spoken word poetry at various events, arts festivals and venues: Freeway Poets, Funky Llama, TR2 (Theatre Royal Plymouth), Doing Things Differently, State of the Nation, Battersea Arts Centre, Bournemouth University *

2012 – Ongoing * Part of the ongoing ‘Seen but Seldom Heard’ project associated with Bournemouth University, including touring: 2012 Paralympic opening ceremony, Literacy Festival Bridport, The Electric Palace Bridport, The Lighthouse Poole *

2012 * Performed as part of ‘Breathe, Battle of the Winds’ an unlimited commission for London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, which included travelling to Brazil to collaborate with international partners as part of the legacy *