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Director / Playwright / Dramaturg / Producer
Artistic Director of Undone Theatre

Through my own theatre company, Undone Theatre, I work on formally experimental pieces which often explore queer themes. As a multi-disciplinary artist, I work across writing, directing, dramaturgy, and design on a freelance basis.

You can find a selection of my work below, and you can read more about my company here.

August 2022

for Carmen Collective

Something is Wrong

Dramaturg

'Something Is Wrong' is a physical and textual exploration of how London's inequalities are embodied in its citizens. As a dramaturg, I provided the team with research and starting points for a devising process that combined text with movement and choreography.

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August - December 2022

for Victor Esses

The Life & Death of All of Us

Producer

I am producing Victor Esses' R&D and WIP performances ofThe Death and Life of Us All , a multimedia performance exploring erased histories in our own families and intergenerational trauma. 

The show is partly made in workshops for queer migrants in partnership with Manchester Jewish Museum, Mind, and Say It Loud Club. This project is funded by the Arts Council and supported by Camden People’s Theatre, the Lowry, and Harlow Playhouse, with a series of work-in-progress performances programmed at JW3 and CPT.

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19-23 April 2022

VAULT Festival/Rosemary Branch

Selected Recordings of Us 2.0

Director, Co-Writer, Co-Producer

Following the cancellation of VAULT Festival 2022, Undone Theatre's all-new, ACE-funded production of the queer two-hander Selected Recordings of Us has been transferred to the Rosemary Branch Theatre. You can read more about the show and our outreach project by clicking on the buttons below. 

Selected Recordings of Us
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© Jack Sain 2022

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"SENSITIVELY AND COMPLEXLY WRITTEN"

– Nic Connaughton, Head of Theatre @The Pleasance

"JOYOUS, BITTERSWEET", "REALLY LOVELY"

– Alexander Knott, former Artistic Director of the Old Red Lion Theatre

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Ghostwriter
Ghostwriter

Rehearsed Reading, Bridge Theatre. Photo by Eliza Stevens

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Rehearsed Reading, Bridge Theatre

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Ghostwriter

Rehearsed Reading, Bridge Theatre. Photo by Eliza Stevens

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Ghostwriter

Rehearsed Reading, Bridge Theatre. Photo by Eliza Stevens

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25 February 2022

Reading Room at the Bridge Theatre

Ghostwriter

Writer, Director

As part of the Reading Room programme, I am proud to present a reading of my play Ghostwriter at the Bridge Theatre to an invited industry audience.

Ghostwriter is a non-linear, metatheatrical dark comedy that explores intergenerational struggles in the arts and the social responsibility of theatre makers, interrogating whose voices we get to hear onstage and why.

5 February 2022

VAULT Festival/Omnibus Theatre

Happy Together, by Mengqi He

Director, Dramaturg

Following the cancellation of VAULT Festival, Mengqi He's provocative exploration of race, gender and migration has been transferred to Omnibus Theatre. After offering dramaturgical support and workshopping the text during an R&D phase, I have directed a WIP production of Happy Together.

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Photo by Emily Yo

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7-11 September 2021

The Space

Selected Recordings of Us

Director, Co-Writer

Following a successful R&D, Undone Theatre's first London production debuted at the Space Theatre

Selected Recordings of Us is a non-linear, interactive, and queer two-hander exploring how LGBTQ+ individuals remember their personal stories when LGBTQ+ history has been erased.

Based on the show's exploration of queer memory, I have created the Remembering project, a collection of fragments from our production and from a Q&A with our audiences.

"Ambitious", "moving", "bold and fascinating"

– There Ought To Be Clowns

"[Selected Recordings of Us] leave[s] you with a sense that those involved have plenty to offer us in the future.

We certainly all have a lot to discuss in the bar after the show, as we try to piece it together again.

The question is, will our memories of what we just witnessed all be the same?"

– Everything Theatre

Selected Recordings of Us was longlisted (top 15%) by the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, for their 2020 open submissions.

 

11-12 February 2020

Byre Theatre

Oedipus Rex, from Sophocles

Writer, Director, Producer

Following a mentally unstable hero who tries to piece together a narrative that is both his own story and an impersonal archetype, this unsettling take on Greek tragedy turns the original text into a modern-day tale about identity, memory, power, and politics. Featuring original music, sound, dance, and videography.

The project also featured a Q&A on adapting Greek tragedy with the cast and crew and the support of the Centre for the Public Understanding of Greek and Roman Drama (CPUGRD).

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“We live in a time where truth and lie merge to form our technology-fuelled reality; this  anxious state is captured in Uboldi’s portrait of the fragile relationship between truth and  self in Oedipus Rex”

– STAR Radio

​“a spiralized, dystopian rendering of the play, [...] like a Black Mirror episode in the flesh”

“Uboldi has constructed a story that interweaves seamlessly through and upon itself, so full  of careful details and structured levels”

– Owl Eyes Magazine

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11 November 2018

College Hall, St Andrews

Death in the Quad

Writer, Director, Producer

Death in the Quad is an immersive, interactive, and semi-improvised murder mystery dinner taking place in College Hall, St Andrews, during a two-course served dinner. A fundraising event for On The Rocks, the UK's largest student-run arts festival.

"It wasn't long before the audience was completely won over, providing gasps of mock horror when required. The writing was also well paced throughout the evening, woven smoothly into the meal itself and providing little twists to keep us guessing while saving the biggest revelations for the end"

– The Saint

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August 2018

Greenside, Edinburgh Fringe 

Bacchae, from Euripides

Writer & Director

Greece, 2400 years ago. When Pentheus, the King of Thebes, refuses to recognise Dionysus in his divinity, the god goes to the city to punish him. Or, this should be the plot, if the theatre company weren't arguing over how to stage the show on the night of the premiere.

 

An ensemble-based exploration of whether and how classical texts can be relevant today, featuring physical theatre elements, devised sequences.

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"A triumphant attempt to turn the 2400-year-old classic drama by Euripides into a funny, politically relevant piece of theatre that appeals to, and engages with, a modern audience"

​"A wonderfully organic combination of the traditional dialogue between the characters, and the actors' hushed conflicts out of character, that does indeed capture the  audience with both light-hearted jokes and serious intensity"

– St.Art Magazine

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17-18 April 2018

Byre Theatre

Ubu Roi, adapted by Ryan Hay

Director

Ma and Pa Ubu have been plotting for years, and they've finally pulled it off. They lied their way to the top and they're about to become actual royalty. But after their umpteenth orgy in the royal palace, will their repugnance and their pride come back to bite them?

 ​Ubu Roi is the play that caused riots in the audiences of its early performances in Paris. It is an anarchic scatological satire on power and excess, innovatively presented through dance, film, text, and live music.

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