As a drama education specialist, Naomi has created new work with companies including the Donmar Warehouse, Graeae, and the Kiln and Almeida theatres. Her inclusive approach uses effective methods for engaging all pupils, inclding EAL students and those who have Special Educational Needs.
Naomi’s poetry programme, P is for Poetry, continues to make valuable contributions to the Literacy curriculum, engaging pupils’ understanding of classical and modern poetry. The programme ranges from whole-school participation to individual successes in LAMDA’s accreditation exams, where learners passed with merits or distinctions.
In January 2019 Naomi travelled to Zimbabwe with the Young Vic, where she wrote and staged her play Umtolo, a poetic tale of the country’s legacy with Colonialism and Christianity. Since then she has met with The Unicorn Theatre to discuss ideas for a new play, her ‘rebel yell’ for all children to be heard, which she is currently developing with the venue.
Performing in Shakespeare comedies and new writing, Naomi has also become a favourite choice of children’s theatre directors. She has climbed up wardrobes, crawled through trapdoors and hung upside-down whilst puppeteering a mugglewump!
Naomi has developed her poetry program for primary schools “P is for Poetry” which has been working successfully alongside the Literacy curriculum for over seven years.
After attending a play reading of Naomi’s play Not Bound Within at the Tristan Bates Theatre and ‘loving’ what they saw, the Young Vic commissioned Naomi to write a new play in Zimbabwe, as a companion piece to their production of The Convert by Danai Gurira.