Amplify Event: JMK Directors Workshop with the Royal Shakespeare Company

This is an Amplify event

Wednesday 27 March 2019 at 6pm

Neville Studio - Free to attend


A 2 hour workshop with Claire Birch from the RSC looking at how the RSC works with directors. This is for emerging and established theatre directors who live in or come from the East Midlands.

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About Claire:

For the RSC Claire has produced each of the Mischief Festivals at The Other Place so far, plays include; The Ant and the Cicada Timberlake Wertenbaker, Revolt. She said. Revolt again Alice Birch, I Can Hear You E. V Crowe, This is Not an Exit Abi Zakarian, Fall of the Kingdom, Rise of the Foot Solider Somalia Seaton, Always Orange Fraser Grace, The Earthworks Tom Morton-Smith, Myth Matt Hartley and Kirsty Housley, Day of the Living Darren Cark, Amy Draper and Juliet Gilkes Romero, #WeAreAressted Can Dundar, Pippa Hill and Sophie Ivatts, Maydays by David Edgar. In the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and on tour A Midsummer Night’s Dream a Play for the Nation, On tour First Encounters Taming of the Shrew and First Encounters The Famous Victories of Henry V. At The Other Place and on tour The Tempest (for children with autism) by Shakespeare. Current productions include, The Provoked Wife by John Vanbrugh, Venice Preserved by Thomas Otway, King John by Shakespeare and A Museum in Baghdad by Hannah Kahlil for the Swan Theatre.

In addition, Claire recruits and works closely with the RSC’s assistant directors and produces the research and development programme of work with internal and external artists.

Prior to the RSC, Claire was Associate Producer at English Touring Theatre, productions included: Anne Boleyn (ETT and Globe Theatre), Tartuffe (ETT and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse), Eden End (ETT and Royal Derngate), Little Baby Jesus (ETT and Oval House), Lovesong, Rum and Coca Cola (ETT and West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Been So Long (ETT and Young Vic). She was Creative Producer of Buckle for Dust producing Hundreds and Thousands (Soho Theatre) and Cotton Wool (Theatre503). She produced Mad Forest at Battersea Arts Centre for the JMK Award.

Claire has also worked for the Rifco, Royal Court Theatre, Jackson’s Lane, The Albany, Deptford, Broadway Theatre Barking and London Artists Projects.

Dates & Times

Amplify Event: JMK Directors Workshop with the Royal Shakespeare Company - Wed 27 Mar 6:00pm Wed 27 Mar Neville Studio 6:00pm FREE

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