This Roundhouse Roundtable digital discussion is open to any person aged 18-25

How can we tell stories on stage in a more collaborative way?

The session will also be an opportunity to open up a discussion about the role of Director, the hierarchies that exist and how we can rethink them.

Join award winning theatre Director Stef O’Driscoll for this online session, during which she will talk about her route into directing, career journey so far and experiences of bringing to life the words of some of the UK’s most exceptional writers. Stef has posed the following provocation to start the conversation:

“Directors have traditionally been at the epicentre of a rehearsal room. It’s this weird hierarchical system that I stumbled into 13 years ago and I have a gut feeling that it has to change. That we can truly be collaborative without hierarchy. If the creative process is not driven by a single intent and the desire to get 5 star reviews, does this allow for minds to connect with minds and contribute to creating something that is inclusive, communal and innovative? What do we need to do to make this happen? I don’t have the answers. I have some ideas that I can share but I am hoping we can figure this out together.”

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About Stef O’Driscoll

Stef O’Driscoll is an award winning theatre director and previously Artistic Director of Nabokov and Associate Director at Paines Plough and the Lyric Hammersmith. Accolades include WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK by Sabrina Mahfouz being the first radio play to be broadcast on BBC 1Xtra and winning Best Radio production at the BBC Radio and Music Awards 2019. She has worked extensively as a dramaturg and director with some of the UK’s most exceptional writers including Kae Tempest, Vinay Patel, Yasmin Joseph, Sabrina Mahfouz, Daf James, Nathan Bryon and Monsay Whitney.