Néka Da Costa

Néka Da Costa

Director / Theatre Maker / Collaborator

  • Location: London
  • Freelancer: Available

Vibrant and versatile director and theatre maker searching for new ways to stage stories, invigorate visions, create collaborations and provoke preconceptions.

Particularly interested in the capacity of visual / physical theatre, mask work, puppetry and music to reinvent the language and accessibility of theatre. 

Enjoys creating work that challenges expectations and questions social and cultural assumptions, both in form and content. 

Focused on expanding theatre's reach so that audience members from different backgrounds, languages, abilities and needs can benefit from and be a part of the theatre experience.

Huge advocate of ensemble based theatre work, where the director, writer and designers are major collaborators in the creation of visually provocative and socially relevant narrative landscapes.

 

Work History

Director / Writer / Collaborator - The Juicy Collective Theatre Company

Jan 2013 - Present

Assistant Director - Mayhem Musical Theatre Company

Sep 2015 - Oct 2015

Director / Performer - Camden50

Jan 2015 - Jun 2015

Voice / Movement Tutor - AFDA Film and Performance School

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Script writing / Improvisation Tutor - Drama Department (University of Witwatersrand)

Feb 2014 - Jun 2014

Director / Writer - Ilan Smith - Joburg Theatre Fringe

Dec 2013 - Apr 2014

Director - The Julius Caesar Project

Nov 2013 - Nov 2013

Education

Text and Performance - Masters - Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and Birkbeck University of London

Sep 2014 - Present

Puppetry - Introductory Course - Little Angel Theatre

May 2015 - Jul 2015

Musical Theatre - Vocational Training - University of Witwatersrand

Feb 2010 - Nov 2012

Dramatic Arts - Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - University of Witwatersrand

Jan 2008 - Nov 2012

Acting - Summer Conservatory - Stella Adler Studio of Acting, New York University

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Skills

  • Acting
  • Blogging
  • Scriptwriting
  • Academic Writing
  • Assistant Directing
  • Criticism
  • Directing
  • Performing
  • Script and Screenwriting

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