Pictured above: Hazel interviewing the President of Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera pictured here with the First Lady of Malawi, Monica Chakwera.
Community Climate Action: Hazel is a driving force behind Porty Community Fridge, Porty Community Energy Bike Library and Active Travel Hub. She's also involved in conversations about Community Retrofit and Community Solar.
Playwright: at the moment all Hazel'd plays are about Climate Breakdwon. But they are funnier than you think.
Podcast host and producer: Hazel's podcasts include: People to People, CliMates, small small rainbows, the Porty Podcast and motherrunner podcast.
Playwright Studio Scotland Mentorship: Hazel was mentored by Lewis Hetherington 2019-20 exploring how we tell stories about Climate Breakdown.
Workshop Leader: Hazel has recently created a gamified workshop called 'The Time Travelling Game' to help imagine what our future might be like living through Climate Breakdown. Other workshops she's created include What is the Artists Role in a Green Revolution? and Childcare, Climate Change and Cake!
Associate Artist: Hazel is an Associate Artist with Starcatchers and with Frozen Charlotte theatre companies.
FST Mentorship programme: Hazel was previously a mentee on the Federation of Scottish Theatre’s mentorship programme.
CPD: Decolonising the Curriculum with Take One Action, Anti-racism training with the Anti-raciost educator collective, Imaginate master class with Joris van Oosterwijk and Shanti Straub, Citz Open Access ‘Inclusive Access with People with Physical Disabilities’ training with Caroline Bowditch and Linda Payne, Edinburgh International Festival Arts Practitioners course 2011, Object Manipulation with Sue Buckmaster, Imaginate Winter Master class with David Harradine, Imaginate Winter Master class with Guy Dartnell, Table top and shadow puppetry RSAMD Summer school, Sensory theatre with Oily Cart Theatre company, La Baracca Artists conference 2010 (Italy,) London School of Puppetry (Rod Puppet Course).
Voice work: Hazel enjoys voice over work and has worked on a number of animations, adverts, apps and exhibitions. She has a studio set up at home.
Qualifications: Queen Margaret University College, BA (Acting) 2003-6, HNC (Acting) Telford College 2003
Other interests: When she's not working you will probably find Hazel running up a hill, cooking up a feast or playing with her young children. She also volunteers with a food rescue project on her bright yellow e-cargo Trike!