Abigail Sewell is a London-based director and graduate of English Literature. She is interested in reaching new audiences and creating theatre that reflects and challenges the society in which we live. Abigail specialises in working with young people and community groups to champion untold stories from unheard voices. She recently completed Young Vic’s Intro to Directing and Springboard programmes, and a Young Associate Artist traineeship at Ovalhouse. Her work is varied as both director and assistant at small and large-scale theatres.
Director: Dance Nation, ArtsEd; Pyneapple, Bunker Theatre; The Lost Ones, Ovalhouse; Never Forget, Tristan Bates Theatre and Heard, Camden People’s Theatre.
Assistant Director: Merchant of Venice, Royal Shakespeare Company, dir. Robin Belfield; Pah-La, Royal Court Theatre, dir. Debbie Hannan; Rosenbaum’s Rescue, Park Theatre, dir. Kate Fahy; Things of Dry Hours, Young Vic, dir. Debbie Hannan; Random Selfies, Ovalhouse, dir. Owen Calvert-Lyons and Timbuktu, Theatre Royal Stratford East, dir. Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu.
Director of Readings and Scratch Nights: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Royal Shakespeare Company; The Preacher's Wife, Roundhouse; Fly Home Butterfly, Talawa Firsts Festival; The After Glow, Shaw Theatre; Taker, Intermission Theatre; Her Daughter’s Doll, Nouveau Riche; Burned, Theatre 503 and Yemi, Omnibus Theatre.
Acting Devising Dramaturgy TV / Film Working with Young People