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Kirsty Patrick Ward

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Jonathan Kinnersley
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Simon Blakey

KIRSTY PATRICK WARD

Director / Associate Director – Theatre

Kirsty’s most recent play EXACTLY LIKE YOU received four stars from The Scotsman at last year’s Edinburgh festival. It then transferred to the Vault Festival 2017 in London, where it won the Festival Spirit Award. Prior to that her show CHEF, written by Sabrina Mahfouz ran at the Soho Theatre in June and July with Just For Laughs Theatre Productions starring Jade Anouka. During its run at the Edinburgh Festival in 2014, it was announced as one of the first six winners of a Scotsman Fringe First Awards.

Kirsty is Artistic Director of ‘Waifs + Strays’ theatre company and an Associate Director for nabokov Theatre & Theatre Uncut. She was recently selected for the National Theatre Studio Directors Course ‘15, was shortlisted for the JP Morgan Emerging Directors award in 2013 and was selected as a 2012 finalist for the JMK Young Directors Award.  She also took part in the Old Vic New Voices TS Eliot US/UK Exchange in 2011. Projects include:

 

EXACTLY LIKE YOU by Lotte Rice – 2016/2017
Director
Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe 2016 / The Cage, Vaults Festival 2017
Winner of The Vault Festival 2017 Festival Spirit Award

SNOW WHITE by Lee Sutton – 2012 & 2016
Co-Devisor & Director
The Old Vic Theatre / Educational Schools Tour 2012 & 2016

I’M NOT THAT KINDA GUY by David Mumeni – 2016
Director
Play, Vaults Festival 2016 / Paines Plough Roundabout, Edinburgh 2016

 PRESENT LAUGHTER by Noel Coward – 2016
Associate Director to Stephen Unwin
Bath Theatre Royal / Regional Tour

 BRIDESHEAD REVISITED by Bryony Lavery – 2016
Associate Director to Damian Cruden
York Theatre Royal / Regional Tour

 NFTS 3rd YEAR SCREENWRITERS GRADUATION & FIRST YEAR PLAYS – 2015 – 2017
Director
The National Film and Television School / Soho Theatre

 CHEF by Sabrina Mahfouz – 15th June – 4th July 2015
Director
Winner: Fringe First 2014
Soho Theatre

‘A nuanced, deeply moving story…vigorous, subtly political work.’ ★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★★ The Independent

GREEN LIVING by Lucinda Burnett – June 2015
Director
OVNV Festival
Old Vic Theatre

COMMUNICATING DOORS by Alan Ayckbourn  – May 2015
Associate Director to Lindsay Posner
Menier Chocolate Factory 

ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard – 2015
Assistant Director to Blanche McIntyre
English Touring Theatre & ATG, UK Tour
OTHELLO by William Shakespeare – March 2015
Assistant Director to Bill Buckhurst on the Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production.
Shakespeare’s Globe
THEATRE UNCUT’S FLAGSHIP TOUR – 2014
Associate Director to Hannah Price
Traverse Theatre/ Oran Mor/ Soho Theatre/ Bristol Old Vic/ Liverpool Everyman
 
KING LEAR by William Shakespeare – 2013 / 14
Assistant Director to Bill Buckhurst
Shakespeare’s Globe 
EVITA music by Andrew Lloyd Webber & lyrics by Tim Rice – 2014
Co-Director
MT4uth, T13, Belfast
 
COMETS BY Miriam Battye  (Winner of the Ideastap SUMMER 2014 BRIEF) – 2014
Director     
Undeb Theatre, Latitude Festival / Festival No 6
 
INTERNATIONAL ACTORS FELLOWSHIP – 2013
Assistant Director to Bill Buckhurst & Raz Shaw
Shakespeare’s Globe

PEOPLE LIKE US by Jake Brunger – 2012
Director
Pleasance Theatre, London
 
SYMPHONY by Ella Hickson, Nick Payne & Tom Wells – 2012
Associate Director
Latitude Festival/National Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith/Watford Palace

A WRITERS RESPONSE TO ‘CHAVS’ BY OWEN JONES – 2012
Director & Producer
‘Waifs + Strays’, Lyric Hammersmith/ Latitude Festival
 
OUR NEW GIRL by Nancy Harris – 2012
Assistant Director to Charlotte Gwinner
The Bush Theatre, London

24 HOUR PLAYS: CELEBRITY GALA – 2011/ 2013
Assistant Director to Michael Buffong & Simon Godwin
Old Vic Theatre, London
 
YOUNG PRETENDER by E. V Crowe – 2011
Associate Director
Underbelly / Hull Truck / Watford Palace / Mercury Theatre

BUNNY by Jack Thorne –  2010 / 2011
Assistant Director to Joe Murphy

Winner: Fringe First Award 2010              
Underbelly Edinburgh / Soho Upstairs / 59E59 Theatre, New York / Regional Tour

 

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