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South Asian Artists Discussion Group

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South Asian Artists Discussion Group

2nd July 2020

10.00am - 12.00pm


Sita Thomas will be hosting the second session of the online discussion group for South Asian theatre makers - including directors, designers, producers, movement directors, students and beyond - at all levels of their careers. We will hear from guest speakers including Nadia Fall (Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East), Shankho Chaudhuri (Production Design Assistant, National Theatre), Milli Bhatia, (Director, seven methods of killing kylie jenner, Royal Court), Tanika Gupta (Writer, A Doll’s House, Lyric Hammersmith) and Jyothi Giles (Senior Producer, Theatre in the Mill, Bradford).


They will share their own experiences and reflections concerning identity, representation, and our present situation followed by a Q&A. There will then be an opportunity to connect and discuss some key provocations in smaller groups before coming together to share thoughts, ideas and action points.


If you would like to attend this discussion then please click the sign up button above so we can get a sense of numbers. If you know of other South Asian theatre makers please feel free to pass on the details and ask them to also sign up if they wish to attend. Zoom details will be emailed to you the day before.


If you have any access requirements please let us know. 


Sita leads Tamasha’s Directors Programme. She has directed short plays at National Theatre, Rich Mix, Southwark Playhouse, RADA and Old Vic. She is developing Queer Tales with the support of National Theatre Wales, Arts Council of Wales, MGCfutures and Jerwood Bursaries. Theatre as Director: The Edelweiss Pirates (Mountview), We Are Shadows: Brick Lane (Tamasha), The Rose and the Bulbul (Stockwood Park, Horniman and Geffrye Museums). As Staff Director: Top Girls (National Theatre). As Associate: The Glee Club (Out of Joint, Kiln, Cast), Bitched (Tristan Bates); Zigger Zagger (Wilton’s Musical Hall). As Assistant Director: Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Pity (Royal Court); Mass (Southbank Centre); Peter Pan Goes Wrong (UK Tour). Sita holds a PhD from the University of Warwick and a Masters in Movement Direction from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is also a presenter on Channel 5’s milkshake! Twitter: @sitathomas5


RTYDS is currently curating the Young Vic Directors Programme. You don’t need to be a member of the Genesis Network to take part in this session, but you do need to be a professional director, designer or producer and not in full time education.


You can find out more about the Young Vic Genesis Network and sign up here.


The Genesis Network is funded by the Genesis Foundation.

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We are delighted that our associate company the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme (RTYDS) will be curating and delivering the program for emerging directors, producers, designers and artists whilst we temporarily reduce our key operations throughout June and July 2020.  Find out what events we have planned