Hi, I'm Keira, a Highlands-based Theatre Director Writer Producer Artist
Since Graduating in 2020 from the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland, I have worked with organisations such as the Highland Youth Arts Hub and Highland Pride producing and directing my own writing.
I am experienced in performing, directing and writing for the stage. My interests lie in queer, site-specific performance and verbatim theatre and the cross-section where theatre meets activism.
My goal is to make theatre accessible to all and I work towards de-centralising the arts industry in Scotland.
One of the ways in which I work towards achieving my goal is via a growing company I co-founded – Vivid Roots Collective. The company focuses on improving accessibility to work in the arts sector for emerging artists in the Highlands.
As the creative director for HYSTERIA, I support the company in defining the role of associate artist for current and future productions.
The project involved interactive and immersive performance-based experiences, using art as a device to drive conversations for social change, driven by a belief that art has the power to approach socio-political ideas from a human perspective. The aim was to touch on sensitive subjects; not to preach or demonise a particular viewpoint, but to empower nuanced conversations.
image credit to Scottish Youth Theatre