Lucy  Curtis

Lucy Curtis

Theatre Director

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available Soon

Lucy is a theatre director with a training from the Royal Exchange Theatre. Whilst she was resident at the Royal Exchange, Lucy assisted Assosicate Artistic Directors, Amit Sharma and Bryony Shanahan, as well as Raz Shaw, Elizabeth Freestone and Pooja Ghai. Lucy also trained at RADA and on the National Theatre Studio course, under Katie Mitchell. 

She is the Founder of Changing Face; a multi-lingual theatre company championing international new writing and documentary theatre. The company's recent production of The Pulverised (UK Premiere -"Compelling and chilling portrait of 21st-century working lives" - Evening Standard, ★★★★) was co-produced for the York Theatre Royal and Arcola in 2017. 

In 2015, Lucy wrote and directed political drama, Where Will We Live? (Southwark Playhouse - "rough, raucous and moving" - The Stage, ★★★★) which then toured nationwide alongside taking part in Camden People's Theatre's Festival 'Whose London Is It Anyway?'

In 2016, Lucy led the Queen Theatre Hornchurch's HLF Herstory project, 'Women's Stories of Ford Dagenham', an in-depth exploration into the lives of women who worked at Ford Dagenham who were instrumental in establishing the Equal Pay Act of 1970. The project toured East London and Essex extensively during 2017. Working with over 100 women from Ford Dagenham and 16 young women from Hornchurch, the project has been featrured on the BBC, VICE and is currently archived at Valence House Museum. 

Other directing work includes, It Is So Ordered (Park Theatre/Pleasance - "urgent and absorbing" - The Stage, ★★★★); Bunny (Tristan Bates, "I can’t imagine a better production of this text" - Everything Theatre, ★★★★★); The Divided Laing (Arcola); Dare to Dream (Arcola); Key West (Black Theatre Live/Tara Arts); Love on the Dole (The Space); Fen (Fourth Monkey). Lucy has assisted for the Bristol Old Vic, the Royal Court, RADA, and Arcola - alongside being a resident assistant director at the Royal Exchange for a year.

Lucy teaches and directs at drama schools in London. She is currently the MA Professional Acting course leader at ALRA.  Click here for her recent Stage article about teaching actors: https://www.thestage.co.uk/advice/2018/interview-with-bunny-director-lucy-curtis/

Lucy is currently developing a play withAdam Karim supported by Paines Plough. Lucy trained on the MFA Theatre Directing course at Birkbeck. 

 

 

 

 

Work History

Assistant Director - Arcola

Oct 2015 - Nov 2015

Director - Changing Face Collective

Aug 2015 - Nov 2015

Casting Assistant - Finborough Theatre

Oct 2010 - Aug 2011

Education

Acting - BA (Hons) - Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts

Sep 2011 - Jul 2014

Skills

  • Acting
  • Administration
  • Arts Fundraising
  • Assistant Directing
  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Teaching
  • Theatre

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