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Kay Michael

Kay Michael

Credits

Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2015 Associate Director
Theatre
Clarion
Arcola Theatre
Arcola
2015 Director
Theatre
Reconstructions - Rehearsed Reading
Empty Deck
Arcola
2015 Director
Theatre
A Local Boy
Invertigo
Pleasance Theatre, Islington
2015 Director
Theatre
Property - Rehearsed Reading
playWROUGHT
Arcola
2014 - 2015 Director
Theatre
Then Silence
Empty Deck
Platform Theatre, Tristan Bates, New Diorama
2014 Assistant Director
Theatre
2071
Katie Mitchell
Royal Court
2014 Observing Director
Theatre
The Cherry Orchard
Katie Mitchell
Young Vic Theatre
2014 Assistant Director
Theatre
Mother Courage
Drama Centre London
Platform Theatre
2014 Assistant Director
Theatre
An Intervention
Paines Plough
Watford Palace Theatre
2014 Director
Theatre
Clarion - Rehearsed Reading
PlayWROUGHT
Arcola
2013 Director (and event producer)
Theatre
True or False
Theatre Uncut, Arcola
Arcola Theatre
2013 Assistant Director
Theatre
Don Gil of the Green Breeches
Arcola Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, Belgrade Coventry
2013 Director
Theatre
Smell
Invertigo Theatre
Pleasance, Islington
2013 Assistant Director
Theatre
Kingdom of Earth (Tennessee Williams trilogy)
Mr D Theatre
Platform Studio, Central St Martins
2012 Director
Theatre
Her Dying Wish
Made from Scratch Theatre
Rich Mix
2012 Director
Theatre
Free Fall
Invertigo Theatre
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2012 Director
Theatre
The Lodger
First Bites
Oval House Theatre
2011 Director
Theatre
Just One
5 Minute Festival
Lost Theatre
2011 First Assistant Director
Film
Titus
Dakus Films
2011 First Assistant Director
Film
Casting
Guerill59 & Spare Time Film
2011 Production Assistant
Film
Hyde Park on Hudson
Daybreak Pictures
2011 Assistant Director
Theatre
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Dir. Nick Bagnall
The Milton Rooms
2011 Production Secretary
Film
Junk
T Squared Productions
Written and Directed by Justin Trefgarne
2011 Assistant Director
Theatre
Tender Napalm
Supporting Wall Productions
Southwark Playhouse
2011 Director
Theatre
For the Record
Give Me a Voice Not a Label
Oval House Theatre
2011 First Assistant Director
Film
Ice and Arrows Remix Music Video
Guerill59 & Spare Time Film
2011 Assistant Director
Theatre
Return to the Silence
Curious Directive
Pleasance Theatre
2011 Director
Theatre
Home; Around the House
33 % London Festival
Oval House Theatre
2010 3rd Assistant Director
Film
Waiting for a Stranger
Lucid Film Productions
2010 Director
Theatre
Hooters Makes You Happy
24 Hour Plays
The Counter Culture Project
2010 Project Deviser
Other
East Journey
Curious Directive
Various, across East London
2010 Director
Theatre
The Nth Degree
In Company
The Old Red Lion, and Rosemary Branch Theatre
2010 Assistant Director
Theatre
Othello
Veni Vidi Theatre
Lauderdale House
2010 Director
Theatre
Mercury Fur
Independent
Site-specific location, Leamington Spa
2010 Installation Artist
Theatre
Internal Motion
Curious Directive
Edinburgh Academy
2009 Director
Theatre
An Ordinary Spectacle
Curious Directive
Toby Paterson: Powder Blue Orthogonal Pavilion
2009 Assistant Director
Theatre
Body In Light
Curious Directive
The CAPITAL Centre
2008 - 2009 Deviser / Performer
Theatre
Return to the Silence
Curious Directive
Warwick Arts Centre, NSDF, Shunt Vaults
2009 Assistant Director / Producer
Theatre
Stray
Jenn Markowitz
Newbold Comyn, Leamington Spa
2008 Set Design and Construction
Theatre
Wonderland
Codpiece
Warwick Arts Centre Studio
2008 Director
Theatre
The Magic Flute
Warwick Arts Centre Youth Theatre
Warwick Arts Centre Main Theatre
2008 Director
Theatre
Shoot / Get Treasure / Repeat
WSAF
Warwick Arts Centre Studio
2007 Assistant Director
Theatre
Pugilist Specialist
WSAF
The Cooler

Education

About me

Theatre and Film Director

Trained at Drama Centre London - Directing, 1st Class (2011 - 2014)
University of Warwick: English and Theatre Studies, 1st Class (2006 - 2009)

Founding member of Curious Directive
- "Amongst the young names to watch" - The Sunday Times
www.curiousdirective.com

Artistic Director of Empty Deck
An international collective committed to staging new work that crosses artistic forms and geographical borders.

On Arne Lygre’s Then Silence:

★★★★ Theatre Bubble, Exeunt Magazine

“Kay Michael has created a non-stop, thrilling physical version of this frightening, intelligent play.” 

- Andrew Haydon (Postcards from the Gods)


“Vivid, hugely inventive, searching work.... Terrific performances... Directed with flair and intuition”

- James Grieve Artistic Director, Paines Plough

Additional Skills

Courses taken:

Suzuki & Viewpoints Training and Residency with Kinderen Van De Villa, Belgium, June 2015

RSC Student Directors Two-Day Workshop with Greg Doran; Cicely Berry; Owen Horsley

With Song of the Goat Theatre:
Source, Being and Active Relationships (Gabriel Gawin)
States of Readiness

With Barbican Weekend Labs:
Katie Mitchell
Thomas Ostermeier
Théâtre de la Ville

With Living Pictures:
Polly Teale
Working on 'The Changeling' with Joe Hill-Gibbons
Relationships in Space (Dan Barnard, Rachel Briscoe)
Listening & Responding: Meisner and Chekhov (David Haugen)

Urban Performance Project - Para Active Theatre Company;
Intensive Physical Expression: Laban - The Bones Theatre Company
Text Analysis - Vik Sivalingam (RSC);
Developing Directing Skills - David Farmer;
Theatre on a Shoe-String Budget - Old Vic New Voices;
The Role of the Director in Devised Theatre - The Team Theatre Company;
Site-Specific Theatre - Punchdrunk;
Physical Theatre - Gecko Theatre

Skilled in planning and leading community youth theatre classes, drama workshops, and practical teaching of Shakespeare for secondary school pupils.

Member of Young Vic Directors Programme

Member of National Youth Theatre (2007) - training includes improvisation, storytelling, mask, clowning, new writing, and physical theatre.

Trained member of Bedford Youth Theatre 2004-2006 (under the direction of Matt Cullum)

LAMDA certificates: The Speaking of Verse and Prose; Acting - Solo; Group Devised Performance

Industry Awards

Creative Landscape Award, NSDF, for multimedia and physical devised performance 'Return to the Silence' (March 2009)

Referees

Available on request

Skills

Primary Job Title Director
Secondary Job Title Director, Assistant
Job Titles Admin Assistant, Assistant Stage Manager, Box Office Assistant, Casting Assistant, Casting Director, Director, Director, Assistant, Drama Facilitator, Drama Tutor, Movement Director, Production Assistant, Production Co-ordinator, Production Manager, Production Photographer, Set Designer, Stage Assistant, Usher
Years in industry 1 to 3 years
Company Experience Children's Theatre, Educational Theatre, Exhibitions, Regional Theatre, UK Touring Theatre
Languages Spoken English, Spanish
Experienced in Comedy, Dance, Drama, Exhibitions, Live Events, Shakespeare, Showcase, Tragedy
Interested in European Tour, Live Events, UK Tour, World Tour
DBS checked Yes
Driving Licences Standard