Henry Madd

SPOKEN WORD ARTIST • THEATRE MAKER • WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

Margate Bookie Slam

Profile

I graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a first-class degree in Drama and Theatre studies. Since then, I have continued to develop my writing, performing and managerial arts skills. I am invested in engaging with both existing and non-traditional poetry and theatre audiences through workshops and public events that bring communities together. I find great joy in combining my extensive theatre background with my poetry writing practice, it has proven to be a great way of bringing poetry to life, making it accessible, relevant and exciting. Since developing my managerial and administrative arts skills as an Arts Management Trainee at The Marlowe 2018-2019, I have been pursuing my career as a freelance poet and workshop facilitator

Education

University of Kent: September 2013 – June 2017

Drama and Theatre Studies BA First Class Honours

San Diego State University: August 2015 – June 2016:

Hereford Sixth Form College: September 2010 –  June 2012:

A Level: Drama and Theatre Studies (B)English Literature (B) Psychology (B)

Ludlow Church of England School: September 2005 – June 2010:

GCSE: Music (A) English Language (B) English Literature (B) Maths (B) Science (B) Additional Science (B) French (B) History (B) Geography (B) Drama (C) ICT (C)

Other Qualifications and Awards

LAMDA: Gold Medal Acting (Distinction) Gold Medal Verse and Prose (Merit)

Full UK Driving License

Full DBS Check

Warrior Poets Writing for Care Leavers Masterclass Series

2017 Apples and Snakes Emerging Artist Competition Winner

2019 Faversham Literary Festival Poetry Slam Champion

2019 Kent Poetry Slam Champion

2020 Learning Curve – Children’s Mental Health and Well-being

Experience

The Beaney House Of Art and Knowledge: (June – July 2020) Project managed a poetry and art installation to celebrate the reopening of the museum and gallery.

The Margate School: (June 2020 – Ongoing) Curating a digital and live exhibition of young artists in Thanet.

Create – Nurturing Talent Programme (February 2020 – Ongoing) Delivering creative workshops to carers throughout lockdown via Zoom

Canopy Phone Box Project – Artists in Residence: (October 2019 – Ongoing) Running writing workshops for rural communities in the Forest of Dean in person and online.

Land Of Lost Content: (Ongoing) A two man, autobiographical, spoken word/theatre show about growing up in a small rural town. Director Nic Connaughton of Pleasance Theatre.

Writers Room/Arts 31: (May – June 2019) An ensemble of poets responding to archive material to celebrate The Gulbenkian’s 50th anniversary and Radical Roots festival.

The Marlowe – Arts Management Trainee: (July 2018 – June 2019) Worked as an: Assistant Theatre Programmer, Event Manager, Press Assistant and Duty Manager.

Warrior Poets: (March – April 2018)I have both assisted and led a series of Writing for Wellbeing workshops delivered to young care leavers.

Drama Workshops – Theatre in Education: (November 2017 – Ongoing)

Playing the role of ‘Jamie’ in Drama Workshops new show ‘Online’, a performance and workshop teaching year 5-6’s in Kent about the dangers of online safety.

Naked I Theatre Company-Theatre in Education: (Summer 2017 – Summer 2019)

REX’, Spoken word/ Theatre touring project educating students about Anorexia.

Hosstages: (2016) Writer and performer for live comedy sketch group.

Something Fandango: (2016): Writer and performer for YouTube comedy sketch series.

Rough Cut Collective: –

  • (April 2019) Philharmonia Virtual Orchestra Fringe. Facilitating writing workshops for Philharmonia Orchestra to produce a poetic response to Holst’s The Planets.
  • (February – March 2019) Boomsatsuma – Borderlines poetry livestream project. Co-ordinating with poetry groups across Europe, I co-facilitated a series of workshops developing local emerging poets leading up to an international event.
  • (October 2018 – ongoing) LicKitySpit Producer and host of poetry slams, giving local poets a platform to develop, and share a stage with nationally-acclaimed artists.
  • (2017 – ongoing) Workshop facilitator. Full list available on demand.
  • (Summer 2017) Summer in The City: Project Leader. Managed a team of ten people, to produce a creative project that interacted with shop owners and general public.