We are pleased to announce the next JMK Birmingham Rep Directors’ Group workshop will be with Claire Birch of the Royal Shakespeare Company. This is a great opportunity to get an insight into the RSC, how they produce, and how they work with directors and assistant directors.
Event Details: Thursday 13 September at 7pm, Rehearsal Room 2 at Birmingham Rep.
This session is free to attend, but please rsvp to Catherine.Fowles@birmingham-rep.co.uk
About Claire Birch:
For the RSC, Claire has produced each of the Mischief Festivals at The Other Place, 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. 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 production is the 2018 Autumn Mischief Festival – Maydays by David Edgar.
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.