résumé

Directing 

BAC 2020 | co-directing multidisciplinary artist tyroneisaacstuart presents S!CKnotes, a performance in three parts, inspired by his upcoming UK Jazz debut album S!CK.


Brighton Festival 2019 | directed commission for Brighton Festival, Another Star to Steer By was written by Andrew MacCaldon (BBC's Ten Pieces and Between the Lines)

Japan Exchange Project | Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre & Asahi University 2019 – co-delivered advance facilitation course packaged with workshops lectures and general around facilitation at Metropolitan as well as co-delivering teacher training workshops and lecture at Asahi University centered around working with diasporic communities in Japan.


Young Vic Parallel Production 2019 – directed Parallel The Convert Zimbabwe, Umtolo written by Naomi Cortes. Umtolo was about unpicking the destruction of the spiritual history as well as Colonialism’s and Christianity’s restructuring of Zimbabwean society in the past and present.

Z Arts 2019 – directed a week’s R+D of new play Grandad Anansi by new writer Elayne Ogbeta. Grandad Anansi is about a cheeky elderly Jamaicanliving in the UK and wondering how he can tell his grandchildren that he’s planning to move back to Jamaica.


Africa Centre 2018 – directed new work by Decolonising the Archive with their curator Connie Bell called Windrush Time Capsule for black history Month.

Assembly Rooms | Edinburgh Festival 2018 – directed solo work by Michelle Sewell called Disney Dsyfunction.

Kiln Theatre 2018 – young company director on two projects throughout the year. One was a theatre piece for festival called Mapping Brent and the other a short film project.


Award Winning Josh Hair & Beauty Salon | Croydon 2017 – directed site-specific R&D performance of new play Yellowbone by Samantha Dube.Assitej World Summit in Cape Town | The Cradle of Creativity, Children and Young People Festival 2017| Awarded Bursary by TYA England to attend as Research Artist. Delivered a short film research report at Birmingham Rep.

Theatre 503 2016 – directed Voices by Atlanta Green. A short play as part Theatre 503 Rapid Response programme about teenage boy, Chase whom suffers an neurotic breakdown in the middle of his college.


Hawth Theatre 2016 – co-directing scratch work with Chagossians drummers about their exile and British experience in the education system in the Hawth Studio in September. Project was being produced by Humanised.org

Young Vic 2015 – directed Pamela Carter’s Privileges as part of Young Vic Directors Network, 5 Plays Fresh Direction project under mentorship from Sam Pritchard.

Pilot AE Harris 2015 – devised and directed a 20 minute scratch with Kayode Ewumi - tah: The African Heterosexual - for the pilot nights for theatre-makers in Birmingham which went further into an R+D with larger cast and creative team in August – supported by Birmingham Rep.

Assisting 

Frantic Assembly 2018 – assistant director to Scott Graham on 10-year anniversary of ignition programme designed to get boys into theatre who may have not considered it an option.

New International Encounter | Cambridge Junction 2018 - assisted director to Alex Byrne to devise new production which was a re-telling of the classic fairy tale Snow White.


Oval House + The Albany 2018 – assistant director to Laura Keefe on 4 star reviewed Dennis Of Penge by Annie Siddons.

Awarded Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme 2017 – Three-month placement @ Cambridge Junction
assisted Unit on 20 Questions, New International Encounters on Beauty and the Beast + Dancing Brick on Rapunzel.

Trafalgar Studios 2015 – assisted Paul Andrews Williams, Director and Playwright of new play Ticking, receiving 4 star reviews from the Times and Evening Standard.

Young Vic 2014 – assisted Finn Beames on ‘All Stones All sides’ parallel production in the Maria to Happy Days by Samuel Beckett.

Tricycle 2013 -2014 – assisted - as assistant young company director – to Emily Lim on Kilburn Passion by Suhayla El-Bushra in the main house.

Young Vic 2013 – assisted Justin Audibert on ‘A Season in the Congo’ parallel production in the Clare.


Almeida 2012 – assisted Natalie Abrahami on Parallax by Rebecca. Pritchard in the main as part of the Almeida Theatre Festival.

 © 2020 by David Gilbert. 

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