Masterclass: Directing New Work

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Ever wondered how you find the right director for your script? Or how to best bring a brand new script to life?

This Masterclass is perfect for writers and directors itching to find out more about how best to work together.

Over three hours, Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre, Lynette Linton (Sweat, Chiaroscuro), and Associate Director of the Bush Theatre, Daniel Bailey (Blue/Orange, Concubine) will take you through their best techniques for working with writers and bringing a new script to stage.

There are limited bursary places available for writers who need them. Please contact [email protected] for more information on applying for a bursary place.

Directing New Work is one of the Bush Theatre’s new regular Masterclass events, which aim to offer an insight into theatre from leading practitioners and serve as an introduction to the industry.
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Cast

Daniel Bailey
Daniel joined Bush Theatre as the Associate Director in 2019. He is currently Associate Director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, originally joining The REP as part of the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme and where his work has included artist development programmes; for writers, theatre-makers and directors. Directing work includes: Blue/Orange, Concubine, Stuff, I Knew You, Abuelo, Jump! We’ll Catch You, Made In India/Britain and Exhale. 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. Daniel studied Modern Drama at Brunel University before participating in the Young Vic’s Introduction to Directing. His previous theatre directing credits include: My Darling Wife (Talawa Theatre Company), Pre Judgment Day and Covered (New Heritage Theatre). Daniel was also Assistant Director on King Lear (Talawa/Manchester Rx/Birmingham Rep) Back Down, Anita and Me, (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Silent Planet and Rachel (Finborough Theatre), Inherit The Wind(New Vic). His film director credits include: On Belonging (Young Vic), Malachi(S.E.D), Floating On Clouds (Kingdom Entertainment Group) and Y.O.L.O. Therapy (S.E.D).
Lynette Linton
Lynette took over as Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre in 2019.  Her first season was a series of ground-breaking debuts from UK and Irish writers, which led to the UK and NYC transfer of Richard Gadd’s Baby Reindeer. Lynette directed the UK premiere of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat (Donmar Warehouse, Gielgud Theatre) for which she won ‘Best Director’ at the inaugural Black British Theatre awards.  Sweat also won the Evening Standard award for ‘Best Play’ and was nominated for an Oliver award for ‘Best New Play’. Her production of Richard II (Shakespeare’s Globe) which she directed with Adjoa Andoh, marked the first ever company of women of colour in a Shakespeare play on a major UK stage. Lynette will make her National Theatre debut directing a new production of American writer Pearl Cleage’s Blues for an Alabama Sky in the Lyttelton from February 2021. She was previously Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse and Associate Director at the Gate Theatre where she set up the Young Associate company. She is co-founder of theatre and film production company Black Apron Entertainment who produced Passages: A Windrush Celebration with the Royal Court, a project she also curated. As a writer, her credits include Hashtag Lightie (Arcola Theatre), Chicken Palace and Step (Theatre Royal Stratford East). Her other directing credits include an adaptation of Jackie Kay’s Chiaroscuro (Bush Theatre), world premiere productions of Assata Taught Me, (Gate Theatre) Function (National Youth Theatre), This Is (Arts Ed), Indenture (Dark Horse Festival), Naked  (Vault Festival 2015), and a revival of This Wide Night  (Albany Theatre). She was also co-director on Chicken Palace (Theatre Royal Stratford East). As Assistant/Associate Director her work includes The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Noel Coward Theatre), The York Realist, Belleville, The Lady from The Sea and Knives in Hens (Donmar Warehouse), Torn (Royal Court), Image of An Unknown Young Woman, The Christians (The Gate) and Gutted (Theatre Royal Stratford East). Lynette was voted one of Marie Claire magazine’s ‘Future Shapers’ in 2019, one of the Evening Standard’s Most Influential Londoners and is a member of The Stage 100 list.

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