Writing can be a lonely business. But it doesn't have to be! Sometimes you need someone to bounce ideas off, to encourage you to be brave and to help you work out what to do next.
This page is about giving your writing and your creativity the value it deserves. It's about empowering you to take ownership of your writing and giving you the tools to improve your work and to get it on stage.
Here you've got access to a selection of free blog posts and details of my one-on-one coaching packages.
Enjoy! And let me know how you get on!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
There is no way my creative practice would have progressed as it has without Marcus' guidance. He's a grounded influence who cannot fail to centre whoever he comes in contact with and facilitate their best work.
I cannot recommend the Writers Package highly enough... During the process my writing was reinvigorated, and Marcus managed to be a hybrid - part director, part dramaturg and part life coach.
The specific areas that we cover in this package will be personalised to your particular needs but common areas that we cover include:
Clarity for audiences
Defining specific focus of the story
Character development and journey
Defining theatrical style
Freeing you to be brave and write the play you really want to write
Advice on possible funding sources
Advice on next steps for producing the play
Recommended theatres to talk to for further support/programming
This package is about giving you meaningful support to develop your script and empower you to take control of your script's future life.
As part of this package you will receive:
2 x 1-on-1 Zoom coaching sessions with me.
Personalised feedback and writing prompts based on your work.
A 1-on-1 producer consultancy session. You'll get to talk with a producer about how to take control of your play's future and take meaningful steps towards getting your piece on stage.
Free email coaching for 3 months. We can keep in touch between and after our sessions via email, so you can ask questions and check your progress.
These sessions are completely individualised and give you the opportunity to put your writing and creativity centre stage. The aim is to give you confidence in your work and to help you prioritise your creative ambitions.
If you want to discuss this coaching package further, I’m very happy to chat. Follow the link below and we can have a virtual coffee together (completely free of charge) or drop me an email.
I'm also very happy to tailor sessions and packages to individual needs. Please drop me an email or book a 'virtual coffee' if you would like to discuss an alternative to the above package. This might include:
one off or pay as you go sessions
monthly coaching sessions
preparation for a specific event
special personal requirements
WHO I'VE WORKED WITH
My coaching work is built on a decade of experience working in theatre and training.
At the start of my theatre career, I received training as an assistant on four productions for RADA Enterprises (now RADA Business). As a director or assistant director, my work has been performed in theatres across the UK and in France. In 2014, I founded Cyphers Theatre Company, so have first hand experience of driving my own creative projects forward. My coaching methods draw strongly on these rich and varied experiences. More details of my directing work can be found here.
My directing work has led to lots of experience within artistic and creative development. For the Barbican, I have worked for many years on their Open Lab programme. I provide artists with creative support and mentorship during one-week residences. During these weeks, I have worked with a wide variety of artists exploring and challenging aspects of their practice. I've worked with artists who specialise in everything from hip-hop dance and contemporary opera to immersive audio-visual experiences and children's theatre.
I have worked for or with individuals and groups from all of the below organisations.