I graduated BA Hons Theatre: Design for Performance from Central St Martin's College of Art and Design. Not a big fan of the conventional theatre experience growing up, I happily applied myself to the course which asked me to critically examine the nature of performance and its relevance to people who, like me, might be searching for new adventures.
After developing independent projects and area-designing on Punchdrunk's Faust, I led the design of Secret Cinema events until 2013, mounting 13 large scale productions attended by well over 250,000 people.
Since 2011 I have been a professional mentor to new students following my course (now re-named BA Performance Design and Practice).
In 2014 I joined the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's InTRANSIT Festival, commissioning and curating site responsive productions across the borough each summer.
I am a Scot, a lover of history, society, psychology and innovation, and stepmother to three awesome young humans.
Helen Scarlett O'Neill
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