Anglo-Uruguayan social artist using theatre, music, film & education to amplify queer, decolonial & environmental communities & campaigns across UK/internationally. As a multi-instrumentalist composer raised in the South American folk tradition, I mix folk, jazz, classical & electronica to unearth invisibilised hxstories in collaborative writing workshops.
My award-winning magnum opus Sex Worker’s Opera, co-created with Siobhán Knox, toured to 9 countries, selling 97% of all tickets to standing ovations every night, attracting huge press coverage & performing at the International AIDS Conference and Amsterdam Pride. It is created by London-based sex workers & draws on over 100 stories sent in from 18 countries across 6 continents. Together we're currently working on a feature length film script in collaboration with the Sex Worker Theatre collective in Cape Town, South Africa.
As co-director of Sibling Arts CIC I have raised over £850,000 for frontline, marginalised women, queer, trans, migrant & disabled artists, from the arts, feminist, LGBTQ+ rights & public health spheres, including over £300k in core funding. I have been invited by funders to inform access, grantee-centric objective setting and movement-wide funding priorities. A holistic, process-oriented, trauma-informed pedagogy innovates collaboration processes that devolve power to constituents over the art, production, representation & meta-narrative. Last year a PhD was published on mine and Siobhán Knox’ work by Dr. Imogen Flower at Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
- My first short film ‘Johnny Barnes’ (2023) is used in secondary schools & teacher training to engage young people around non-binary hxstory via storytelling.
- I produced radio and international street theatre with Teatro di Nascosto’s artists living across the Middle East.
- I co-lead Sam Lee’s Fire Choir alongside Blythe Pepino and Ben See.
- ‘Glitchy, witchy, bilingual & queer’, my new band ‘Vientos’ paints a cinematic dancescape of queer love in the London Latinx diáspora through rich folk ballads & soulful dubstep wobbles.
I have delivered projects with Arts Council England, Performers’ Rights Society, Royal Opera House, Open Society Foundations, Mamacash, Funders Concerned About AIDS, Aidsfonds, Amnesty International, American Jewish World Service, Feminist Review Trust & run workshops with Dutch Ministry of Justice, Cambridge University and grassroots organisations like Sisters Uncut, SOAS Detainee Support, Dhiverse (LGBTQ+ Sex Ed) and Latin American women’s refuges.