"Lotte's approach to directing is the epitome of collaboration. She will encourage you to question your choices and will support you in justifying them. Open-dialogue is actively encouraged during the rehearsal process. Every time I work with Lotte I learn as much about myself as a person as I do about myself as an actor and that's something very special." Libby Rodliffe, Actress.

Directing:

As a director, I have directed over thirty short plays, full length new writing pieces and published works to critical acclaim. I've directed work at multiple London Fringe Venues including The Old Red Lion Theatre, The Lion and Unicorn, The Omnibus Theatre, The Kings Head Theatre, Theatre 503, The Pleasance Theatre and Southwark Playhouse.

 

I work collaboratively, offering space for experimentation and allowing actors to take ownership over their work. Whilst facilitating actors to make their own choices, at their own pace, I offer the support of a structured, rigorous and specific rehearsal process. I work compassionately and openly, encouraging creative risk taking and acknowledging the rehearsal room as a learning environment.

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Directing Training:

BA Drama and Creative Writing (Directing and Scriptwriting) at Manchester Metropolitan University 

MA Actor Training and Coching at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. 

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My Practice:

The focus of my work is communication. I love the psychology of acting and believe the practice of theatre is essentially a study of human behaviour. I am drawn to the connection between, physicality, voice and psychology. My rehearsal process interlinks these elements through physical, active analysis of text and analytical discussion. My role as director is to bring out the best in actors, to trust in their ability, allowing them confidence in their own choices. I do this by creating a warm, comfortable and safe working environment. I invest time in my actors and colleagues ensuring that I am approachable and adaptable, building a team to have fun with during rehearsals. 

As a political artist, I choose to direct theatre which I believe is working towards the greater good. Theatre  which contradicts negative racial, cultural and gender stereotypes. Theatre which voices unheard stories, challenges the status quo and leaves the audience thinking about something they may not have considered otherwise. I aim to cast in a way that is exploratory, diverse and genuinely representative of society. In doing this I encourage actors to actively consider the roles they want to play, not simply what their 'casting' or 'personal branding' is, according to 'the industry.' Actors are the industry, I am the industry! I am challenging these current conventions of casting by making work with like-minded, brave actors, from a variety or backgrounds and areas of training. It is the responsibility of all artists not to perpetuate stories, or play characters which serve to oppress or marginalise other groups of people, whether intentionally or not. This ethos is at the forefront of what I do. 

 

Above all, I working ethically, considering the creative and personal needs of everyone in the rehearsal space as equal. I hope to dispel the myth of director as dictator by working closely and respectfully, in partnership with actors and other creatives. 

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Blink Theatre:

I am Artistic Director of Blink Theatre. 

Blink is dedicated to producing relevant, untold stories by under-represented and emerging artists.

As a company we are committed to sourcing new writing projects, working with emerging artists and creating diverse companies for our shows. If you are interested in Blink. Theatre check out the website here and get in touch via our website:

 

 

 

 

Our previous work includes critically acclaimed productions: The Collector at The Space Theatre, 2015 and Mr Kolpert at The Lion and Unicorn, 2016.

We also hold our yearly Response events. A series of short, solo plays responding to a current theme. Our next production will be our 5th of the Response series. Watch this space

"Its not the lines, its the life." Stella Adler