theatre maker, facilitator and researcher. I work across art forms, and specialise in participatory and collaborative work. I’ve recently worked with Paula Varjack on ‘The Baby Question’ and The Academy of St Martin in the Fields on Serenade. Past partnerships include Ovalhouse, Royal Albert Hall, People United, The South Bank Centre, Magic Me, Mulberry School for Girls & Sydenham Festival.
I lecture at Goldsmith’s, University of London, where I’m the director of the MA in Applied Theatre.

Current work includes

The Gratitude Enquiry: Three pilot projects were completed in 2016, 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.The 4th project, Breaks & Joins is a film and spoken word project on the repair as an act of resistance’

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

Intergenerational projects with Magic Me: Currently working on Generation Rebellion, a performance  project on women’s place in the fight for Climate Justice.  Currently paused due to Covid19, we are remotely creating a Zine. Delighted to work with Elsa James, Chuck Blue Lowry and Amanda Mascarenhas on this project.

Settlements, using found and natural materials to create real and imaginary places. Recently working with the Geffrye Museum and Queen Mary, University of London on the Home City Street project, and with Goldsmiths MA students on the damage of footprints

Contact me on sue_mayo@yahoo.co.uk