In the past few years, as well as a busy career directing in the professional theatre and acting, I have started to do more work at drama schools.
I have directed five final year shows with full technical support at RADA, one at the Royal Central School of speech and drama, and one at the Royal Academy of music.
In addition to these full scale productions, I have worked on the directors' course and as a visiting lecturer for the stage management course, both at RADA.
I have also taught postgraduate USA theatre students at Ithaca college, lecturing to them on Shakespeare, the history of subsidised theatre in the 20th century, and post war British drama.
At the Globe Theatre, I have given lectures on Shakespeare and John Webster, and for the National Theatre studio (over a period of some years) I have taught American postgraduate students, taken workshops on the relationship between director and designer (co-lead with Alison Chitty) and conducted week long student residences in both Edinburgh and Belfast with a team of actors and directors from the National Theatre.
I have had many rewarding experiences working with students. I enjoy their passion and commitment and try to encourage a spirit of investigative questioning and freedom and relaxation in the rehearsal room.
I do not work to any particular prescribed method, although I do use a great deal of physical work and improvisation techniques in my rehearsal periods.
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