ALMEIDA FOR FREE
This free masterclass is exclusively for those aged 25 and under as part of Almeida For Free.
Join Olivier Award-winning director Miranda Cromwell as she shares insights into her process as a director.
This masterclass will be a practical session on how to direct and stage non-conventional text for theatre, inspired by approaches used when staging and breathe... It is open to all those interested in directing, with all levels of experience welcome.
Participants will need to wear comfortable clothes and bring a piece of text that you would like to explore. It could be poetry, an extract of a book, something you have written, a news report or message thread. During the workshop you will look at the possible ways to adapt and stage these texts.
Miranda was recently the co-director on the Young Vic's Death of a Salesman for which she received an Olivier Award for Best Director. She has also directed Rockets and Blue Lights at the Manchester Royal Exchange, and been Associate Director on Company, Angels in America, and A Monster Calls.
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Saturday 3 July 11am
Tickets are free and exclusive to those aged 25 and under, limited to 1 per person. Please bring proof of age.
Miranda Cromwell’s directing credits include as co-director Death of a Salesman (Young Vic Theatre/West End transfer) for which she received an Olivier Award for best director and the production received a Black British theatre award for best production. As director Rockets and Blue Lights (Manchester Royal Exchange/ BBC radio 3) Oncomm winner for best Audio production. Half Breed (BBC iPlayer, Talawa Theatre/Soho Theatre/Edinburgh Fringe Festival/India tour), Magic Elves, Hey Diddle Diddle, Sense (Bristol Old Vic), Pigeon English (Edinburgh Fringe Festival/Bristol Old Vic), The Rest of Your Life (Bush Theatre) and Death and Treason (Bristol Old Vic/UK tour). As Associate Director her credits include Company - Olivier award for Best Musical Revival, Critics Circle Award for Best Musical (Gielgud Theatre), Angels in America - Olivier and Tony Award for Best Revival (National Theatre/Neil Simon Theatre, Broadway), A Monster Calls - Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and Family (Old Vic/ Bristol Old Vic), and Coram Boy (Colston Hall). As Assistant Director her credits include, Strife, An Enemy of the People (Chichester Festival Theatre), hang (Royal Court Theatre), and Swallows and Amazon and Far Away (Bristol Old Vic).
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This masterclass will last 2 hours and 30 minutes.