An actor, director, workshop leader and organiser, Paula has worked on a variety of television, film and theatre projects over the past fifteen years. She went on to set up Deafinitely Theatre with Steven Webb and Kate Furby after becoming frustrated at the barriers that Deaf actors and directors face in mainstream media.
She’s has produced and directed many plays and worked extensively for TV, including Channel Four’s Learn Sign Language, Four Fingers and a Thumb, BBC’s Hands Up, Casualty, and appeared in every series of the BBC's Deaf drama, Switch. For Deafinitely Theatre she has directed Two Chairs, Motherland, Children of a Greater God, Playing God, as well as Double Sentence and Gold Dust. She has also devised and directed The Boy and the Statue for Deafinitely Theatre at the Tricycle Theatre and London School’s Tour.
In 2012 as part of Deafinitely’s 10th Anniversary Paula directed Love’s Labour’s Lost as part of the Globe to Globe festival at Shakespeare’s Globe followed by Tanika’s Journey at Southwark Playhouse. Most recently, Paula directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shakespeare’s Globe in 2014 and the children’s production Something Else, which toured Nationally this year and Grounded at the Park Theatre, London.