I’m a theatre maker, facilitator and researcher. I work across art forms, and specialise in participatory and collaborative work.  Breaks & Joins is a wide ranging participatory project about repair- of our stuff, our selves, our communities. Our podcast is here and on all the usual platforms, and our film is here. Join our mailing list here

I’ve recently worked with The Royal Albert Hall on Dancing on the Ceiling, Magic Me on GenerationRebellion, Paula Varjack on ‘The Baby Question’ . Past partnerships include Ovalhouse, People United, The South Bank Centre,  Mulberry School for Girls, Sydenham Garden, Metal, Bristol Old Vic & Sydenham Festival.

Current work :

Breaks & Joins is a film, art, writing and chatting project on  repair as an act of resistance. Follow us on Instagram @breaks_and_joins

In the project we are exploring how we repair ourselves, our stuff and our communities, and how we live with what can’t be mended, and break what must be broken.

Our podcast launched on February 4th 2022- look out for interviews with  Immy Kaur, Amahra Spence, Camille Dawson, Alex Evans & Gail Babb, Rotherhithe Shed, Rose Sinclair, Sudip Chakroborthy, Claire McDonald, Raj Bhari, Rachel Ho, Sylvan Baker and many more! 


“fascinating, quietly profound ‘Breaks & Joins’ podcast from Sue Mayo and collaborators.” Dominic Campbell

The film was launched on April 1st 2021. Breaks & Joins     Our new film is currently in process, to be launched May 2024

“This is such a beautiful and moving piece of work. The voices are so varied and wonderful – the whole piece is great. ”   Mita Pujara

Join our mailing list to get details of open repair sessions and open workshops by emailing breaksandjoins@gmail.com

Generation Rebellion is the most recent in a long line of projects with women aged 14-80+ that I work on with Magic Me. Despite stops and starts due to Covid, we have kept on with an exploration of how we might become climate justice activists, and why its better to do it together. We took a film to COP26, and the group led a workshop with more than 100 attendees, online and in person. Launched at Poplar Union to great acclaim!   Generation Rebellion films here


The Gratitude Enquiry: Three projects , funded by Arts Council England, looking at ideas around gratitude both as a theme and as an aspect of the process. These projects are now in development for future outings.

Call out for films! We are still crowd sourcing short films on the art of repair.


Contact me on sue_mayo@yahoo.co.uk