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Ailin Conant

Director Southend-on-Sea

I am a Japanese- American director with a passion for daring new works of theatre that engage audiences with untold and under-told stories in a visual, visceral way. My Colchester-based devising company, Theatre Témoin, is a supported company of The Lowry, an associate company of The Everyman Cheltenham, a Without Walls Portfolio company, and has held residencies with The Salisbury Playhouse and others. I have worked freelance for various companies including The Bush Theatre, Yellow Earth, and Theatre503 (all UK), Ayyam Al-Masrah (Gaza), Clown Me In (Mexico, Lebanon, and Sweden), The Catalyst (Switzerland), and Satellite Théâtre (Montreal) , and have produced work through Témoin in Rwanda, Israel, Kashmir, Lebanon, France, and the USA. I enjoy working with young artists and have directed showcase work for East 15 and Fourth Monkey; and outreach work for The Old Vic Theatre and The Young Vic Theatre. I am passionate about working for change within the industry and am a delegate member of Artistic Directors of the Future and a board member of Stage Directors UK. I also work as a movement director, fight director, and dramaturg.


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London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) - 2 yr degree in Lecoq Physical Theatre
Wellesley College - BA (hons) Theatre Studies


10+ years


Movement Direction
Physical Theatre
Site Responsive/Immersive
Street Theatre
Working with disabled artists
Working with Young People

Additional Languages

Japanese, French, Spanish


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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