HELLO, I'M MILLY
Here is a little bit about me; what I do and why I do it.
There are currently 3 main strands to my work: collaboration with communities with a frequent focus on young people’s engagement in the arts; leading training in spaces of organisational and professional development with a focus on Unconscious Bias and Inclusion; and writing and illustrating independent work. I have contributed to various organisations through artistic practice, making shows, providing mentoring/leadership skills and consultancy.
I am a Creative Associate at Chickenshed, where I have spent many years immersed in the practice of youth-led work, developing the corporate training programmes and on outreach projects both in the UK and China. Other important places of work and creative contribution include, but are not limited to: The Roundhouse, The Rose Kingston, NCS The Challenge, Southwark Playhouse (Young Company Director), National Youth Theatre (Associate Artist), Tramshed, 20SH, Pimlico Musical Foundation and Sadler Heath (a professional development collective focusing on a variety of learning topics from leadership to organisational culture). I am also now part of a new programme with Guildhall School of Innovation called The Change Makers Academy which will explore the creation of 'Communities of Purpose'.
All my work is united by the belief that artistic practice and theatre is one of the greatest tools to action social change and empowerment for a wide spectrum of individuals, communities and organisations. For me, creative processes are about discovering unexpected, delightful and empowering connection, whilst also celebrating our differences. My approach embraces these core values- encouraging participants to throw themselves into play, reflection and creation to better understand themselves, each other and the wider world around them.