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Yvette Farmer

Director Kent

She/Her

I'm interested in new writing, especially psychological stories for a contemporary audience. I realise female + social outsider perspectives with cinematic visuals + a light touch, to create poetic realities + moments of extreme empathy. My background is in contemporary art, 35mm film projection and narrative music videos.

I'm also an award winning filmmaker. My latest short film X Anniversary - the same actor fluidly plays four different characters as one monologue flows into the next - has won awards for Best Actor and Best Cinematography at international film festivals in 2020.

Oct-Dec 2019 I was based in Los Angeles watching exciting new writing/female lead/queer theatre and meeting theatre makers.


My website is www.yvettefarmer.com

Credits

Director, 'Ariel' and 'Mulan' monologues for 'Happy Ever After?', The Bunker Theatre, WoLab Showcase 2019

Assistant Director (observed) Chris Sonnex, 'We Anchor In Hope', The Bunker Theatre, 4 weeks 2019

Assistant Director (observed) Hamish Pirie, 'Instructions For Correct Assembly', The Royal Court Theatre, 4 weeks 2018

Training

Attended Young Vic Theatre workshop A Designer's Process - Nora: A Doll's House with Tom Piper 2020

Selected for Directors UK + Spotlight's Directing Actors workshop 2019

Attended 2019 Young Vic Theatre workshops Incorporating Movement: Devising & Collaborating workshop w Kwesi Johnson + Voice: tools for Directors practical workshop w Cathleen McCarron + Dramaturgy in British Theatre workshop w Zoe Svendsen

Experience

2-5 years

Skills

Devising
Dialect / Voice Direction
Dramaturgy
Movement Direction
Music - Singing
Physical Theatre
TV / Film
Video Design
Working with Young People
Writing

Additional Languages

A little French and German

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