Freelancer Skills Workshop: Directors’ Toolkit

Led by Artistic Director Lynette Linton and Associate Artistic Director Daniel Bailey

Freelancer Skills Workshops are a chance for freelancers to hone their practical and business skills.

In this 90 minute workshop, Lynette Linton and Daniel Bailey will talk through the business of being a director. Covering everything from networking, assessing projects and negotiating with producers, to managing a team of creatives, this will be a no-holds-barred discussion about the realities of developing and maintaining a directing career. Followed by a short Q&A.

There are limited free bursary places available for freelancers who need them. Please contact [email protected] for more information on how to apply for a bursary place.

Lynette Linton is Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre, during which she has programmed a series of ground-breaking debuts from UK and Irish writers, including the Olivier Award winners Baby Reindeer and Old Bridge. At the Bush, Lynette has directed the world premiere of Beru Tessema’s House of Ife and an adaptation of Jackie Kay’s Chiaroscuro. Elsewhere, recently Lynette directed the critically acclaimed production of Pearl Cleage’s Blues for an Alabama Sky at the National Theatre, Richard II at Shakespeare’s Globe (co-directed with Adjoa Andoh), and the UK premiere of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat (Donmar / West End). TV includes My Name is Leon (BBC).

Daniel Bailey joined the Bush in 2019 alongside Lynette Linton. He was previously Associate Director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, originally joining The REP as part of the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme and where his work included artist development programmes for writers, theatre-makers and directors. He has previously been Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio, Associate Artist at Theatre Stratford Royal East and Resident Assistant Director at the Finborough Theatre. At the Bush, Daniel directed the world premieres of Temi Wilkey’s The High Table and Tyrell Williams’ Red Pitch. Other credits include Fehinti Balogun’s Can I Live? (Complicite), I Wonder If (Young Vic Taking Part) and Blue/Orange (Birmingham Rep).

In 2023, Daniel and Lynette will be co-directing Lenny Henry’s debut play, August in England, at the Bush Theatre.

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