My life-long ambition has been to immerse myself in the world of theatre and performance, whether it be acting or directing for a live audience or for screen. This ambition has influenced much of my life thus far, ranging from performing in Sunday School Plays for my church as a young child, to pursuing Drama from a secondary-school subject all the way to post-graduate study, all the while taking part in as many performances outside of education as I could. My recent dramatic pursuits have particularly focalise around Shakespeare in-performance; starring as Sebastian in the University of Kent’s Drama Society’s production of The Tempest in Canterbury’s Gulbenkian Theatre, directing an aesthetically modern-political adaptation of Othello as part of my Master’s Degree, and writing my Master’s dissertation of the role of female characters in modern productions of Othello. I hope to use my experience within the theatrical realm, both through my studies and otherwise, to materialise my creative ambition in one form or another – ideally allowing me to make a successful career within the world I am so passionate to embed myself within.
Performing the role of a Library Assistant as part of the University’s 24/7 Library scheme, working night-shifts from 10:30pm to 7:30am. Routine tasks included headcounts, re-stacking shelves, troubleshooting printing or any basic computer errors, and dealing with student queries at the front-desk. Detailed logging of tasks performed and times duties were carried out. Any duties that were unable to be undertaken were noted by writing referrals to the Daytime staff.
Working on-site at universities in the Canterbury and Kent area, the position required Sales Team members to openly approach prospective customers and enquire whether they were interested in purchasing extensions to the insurance policies the universities had already provided