Event:

Weds 7 April

Making It Online April 2021

How to Direct Actors

  • Two actors sitting on a bench overlooking Halifax
  • Photograph of Jonathan McGrath seated, holding a lamp
  • Two actors sitting on a bench overlooking Halifax
  • Photograph of Jonathan McGrath seated, holding a lamp

Find out how to get the best from the actors you work with.

IOU’s Producer Jonathan McGrath has over 18 years experience of making theatre as a Director and Artist Mentor. He has also worked as an actor during this time, and experienced working with Directors far and wide. 

This workshop is a distillation of all of Jonathan’s experiences. He’ll reveal vital techniques that help actors approach text and show how to direct a group of actors who all have varying skills and experience. 

It is a great opportunity to develop skills and understanding for anyone who wants to make theatre, film or radio plays. 

Jonathan has 18 years experience directing theatre and teaching actors. He has worked for Contact; Manchester, The Lowry; Salford, The Royal Court; London and for a range of small companies and artists as a creative mentor. In this role Jonathan has taught artists how to collaborate on the creation of theatre events. As an actor and director Jonathan has presented performance projects at festivals and venues all over the world. As a lecturer Jonathan has been an associate lecturer at several universities across the UK and has taught performance skills extensively. Jonathan specialises in the somatic and psychological challenges that comes with creating performance work that is mined from personal experience. 

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