Laura Jasper

Laura Jasper

Freelance theatre director/ workshop leader

  • Location: Nottingham
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

Currently assisting Rod Dixon at Red Ladder on "The Shed Crew" - a site specific production in a warehouse in Leeds, based on the book 'Urban Grimshaw and The Shed Crew"

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Graduate 2015 (MA Theatre directing)

Having initially trained as an actor I am fascinated by the actor process.

I have bases in the East Midlands and South West

I am a director and have worked as a workshop facilitator for Bristol Old Vic, Prime Theatre, Lakeside Theatre Nottingham, Nonsuch Theatre and Salisbury Playhouse.

My work is collaborative, and ensemble driven. My taste borders on the absurd, and I tend to work closely with a designer to use bold colours, and large physical characters. I often integrate music into the process from the very start in order to create a world for the actors and audience. 

 

Work History

Director and Tour Manager - LADA Productions

Oct 2017 - Dec 2017

Assistant Director - Red Ladder

Jul 2017 - Sep 2017

Director - Cut Throat, Camden Fringe - Trip and Guts Theatre

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

Associate DIrector - The Jungle Book - Lakeside Theatre Nottingham

May 2017 - Jul 2017

Workshop Leader Outreach Facilitator - Prime Theatre - various commissions

Apr 2017 - Jul 2017

Assistant Director, The Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory - Les Enfants Terribles

Apr 2017 - Jun 2017

Director - A Midummer Night's Dream - The Pleasance Theatre London

Feb 2017 - Apr 2017

Director - Quilter and The Ghost, ACE funded rural tour - Arletty Theatre Nottingham

Feb 2017 - Mar 2017

Workshop Facilitator in schols in Nottingham - Nonsuch Theatre, for Undivided Campaign

Jan 2017 - Feb 2017

DIrector - Circling The Square - Juno Theatre, Salisbury Arts Centre

Jan 2017 - Feb 2017

Young Company Leader - Bristol Old Vic

Apr 2015 - Apr 2016

Director - The Boy on the Swing - Tobacco Factory Brewery Theatre

May 2015 - May 2015

Education

Directing - MA - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Apr 2014 - Jul 2015

Shakespeare - Short Course - CSSD

Oct 2010 - Dec 2010

Acting - BA Hons - Bath Spa University

Sep 2004 - Jul 2007

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