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Anna Himali Howard

Director London

I am a London-based director and theatremaker from Birmingham. I graduated from the University of Warwick and am an alumnus of the REP Foundry. In 2016, I was the Paines Plough Trainee Director. I am also a scriptreader and was recently Senior Reader at the Royal Court. I am interested in making work in a variety of genres - old writing, new writing, devised work, and opera amongst others. I tend to be interested in work which feels like austerity and melancholy, and looks at capitalism and colonialism.


DIRECTOR, I Wanna Be Yours, Paines Plough/Tamasha/Bush Theatre, Oct 2019-Jan 2020
STAFF DIRECTOR, Small Island, National Theatre, Apr-Aug 2019
DIRECTOR, A Small Place, Gate Theatre, Nov-Dec 2018
DIRECTOR, Albatross, RWCMD/Paines Plough/Gate Theatre, Apr 2018


National Theatre Studio Directors' Course, 2019
Making Accessible Theatre with house and Include Arts, November 2016
Directing Shakespeare with Thomas Ostermeier, August 2016
RTYDS Intro to Directing Course at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, led by Tessa Walker, Daniel Bailey and Alexander Zeldin
REP Foundry Artist Development Programme 2015-16


2-5 years


Creative Inclusion Aesthetic
Music - Can learn by ear
Music - Can Read
Music - Plays Instruments
Music - Singing

Additional Languages

Basic Gujarati