I have spent my career exploring many different facets of directing as part of the theatrical industry. This has involved attaining an MA in Directing Drama from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School as well as tackling a variety of different texts, rehearsal processes and employers both within training and in the professional sphere.
My directorial approach is to develop and explore a text through the process of “playing” using the rehearsal room as a place for experimentation and discovery; a place where almost nothing is dismissed as wrong. I have found this approach generates a fun and lively dialogue between actor and creatives and develops a strong company with which to bring a production to life. I believe the director should encourage the actor to explore the possibilities that a text may present to them in the most imaginative way possible as well as understanding those possibilities they must also allow the actor to make independent decisions about them that fairly reflect the author’s intentions.
I am a regular member of the audition panel for prospective students at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. This has allowed me to become well-versed in assessing the skills and potential of performers through a rigorous audition process.
I have also been involved with various children’s theatre groups. Working with these groups was very exciting as it allowed me to experience a new sense of “truth” that young people are able to express much better than adults, who feel a greater sense of social pressure to restrain and filter emotional responses.
I am keen to accept new challenges and have spent my time in the industry seeking out new and established work to explore.
CV and Credits also available on the link below:
Audition Assistant - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Sep 2011 - Present
Director in Residence - Eton College
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
Director - Jog On! A New Musical - Morrison and Aspinal
Aug 2013 - Sep 2013
Directing Drama - MA - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Apr 2011 - Jul 2012
Drama and Theatre Studies - BA hons 1st Class - Aberystywth University
Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
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