Directing: Discover and Dare (6 weeks) | 3rd November – 8th December, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Starts Tuesday 3rd November (10.00-12.00pm), every Tuesday for 6 weeks, run by director Jonathan Humphreys and actor/director Michael Grady-Hall.


Starts Tuesday 3rd November (10.00-12.00pm), every Tuesday for 6 weeks, run by director Jonathan Humphreys and actor/director Michael Grady-Hall.

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Product Description

Have you always wanted to direct? A practical workshop over six weeks to build your directing skills, knowledge of practitioners and how to collaborate with actors and create your vision.

The workshop will cover:

  • Developing your planning skills alongside your creative vision
  • Understanding and enhancing the actor’s process
  • Tailored exercises to use in the rehearsal room building rapport with actors, producers and the creative team
  • Gaining an understanding of different techniques, for example Laban, Meisner and Michael Chekhov
  • Creating your own process to use in the rehearsal room


Jonathan Humphreys

Currently, he is Artistic Director of Attic where he has commissioned, directed and produced work by writers including Roy Williams, Chris Bush, Beth Flintoff, Stephen Sharkey and Jeremiah ‘Sugar J’ Brown. From 2016-2018, Jonathan was Associate Connections Director for the National Theatre Connections programme.  He trained at Drama Centre London before working as an assistant director at the National Theatre and RSC. He was awarded the Regional Young Theatre Director bursary in 2010 to Sheffield Theatres where his production of Beckett’s Happy Days won a TMA award.

His recent productions include: The Last Noël (Attic/Arts at the Old Fire Station); The Rebellious Women of Wimbleon (Attic); The Rivals (Watermill Theatre); The Death of Ivan Ilyich (Attic); The Mighty Walzer (Manchester Royal Exchange); Romeo and Juliet, Boeing Boeing, The Village Bike (Sheffield Theatres); The Circus (Invisible Dot); The Hotel Plays (Defibrillator); Krapp’s Last Tape, Spoonface Steinberg (Hull Truck); Mojo Mickybo (Trafalgar Studios); Moscow Live (Hightide).

His first short film, The Send Off, was commissioned by BBC and has played at festivals internationally.  He works as a visiting director and teacher for many leading drama schools as tutor for Open Door, which helps young people from economically disadvantaged background to access leading drama schools.  Jonathan is a Trustee of Proteus and was previously a board member of Stage Directors UK as well as representing directors on Equity’s Directors and Designers Committee.

Michael Grady-Hall

Michael trained at RADA.  Theatre credits include: Venice Preserved, Imperium I&II, Oppenheimer, The Shoemakers Holiday, As You Like It, Hamlet, All’s Well That Ends Well, Midsummer Nights Dream, Cardenio, The City Madam (RSC), Damned by Despair, Antigone, The White Guard, Burnt by the Sun (National), Othello (ETT Dubai), Julie (Northern Stage), Minotaur (Polka Theatre/Theatre Clwyd), Thyestes (Arcola), Romeo and Juliet (Theatre of Memory), one-man show Later Showers, Play On Words (Three’s Company/Edinburgh Fringe).
He also has various screen and audio credits including Casualty, Doctors, Clash of the Titans, Jack Ryan, and the new podcast Three’s Company’s Adventure Department.

Michael is an Education Practitioner with the RSC, leads workshops for West End in Schools and also works as a private drama tutor.  He is co-founder of Three’s Company and Smooth Faced Gentlemen for whom he has directed various projects.

The course is online via Zoom, the link and password will be sent to you before the course begins.  Let us know if you have any questions. 

Additional Information


Tuesday 3rd November (10.00-12.00pm)