About the director
Joseph Alford is Artistic Director of Theatre O. He studied at the Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq and has a BA (Hons) in Drama and English from the University of East Anglia. He is a theatre maker, director and movement director.
The Secret Agent – theatre O/Young Vic
The Man Jesus – Lyric Belfast/National Tour
Delirium, Astronaut, The Argument and 3 Dark Tales – theatre O/Barbican
The Bridge – Mimbre
Arsenic and Old Lace – Derby Playhouse
The Way Back Home – English National Opera/Young Vic/Opera de Paris
Footfalls/Neither – Staatsoper Berlin
Le Vin Herbé – Staatsoper Berlin
As Movement Director
Oil – Almeida Theatre
Pelléas et Melisande, Alcina – Festival d’Aix en Provence
Blue/Orange, The Cherry Orchard, Happy Days, Blackta – The Young Vic
Lucia di Lammermoor, Clemency, How the Whale Became – Royal Opera House
Cleansed, Light shining in Buckinghamshire, Hansel & Gretel, A Woman Killed with Kindness, Beauty and the Beast, The Cat in the Hat – National Theatre
Hamlet – RSC
Playhouse – Orange Tree Theatre
The Trial of Ubu – Hampstead Theatre
Dancing at Lughnasa – Theatre Clwyd
Idomeneo – English National Opera
As Assistant Director
Midsummer Night’s Dream – English Touring Opera
Origins – Pentabus
Delirium, The Argument, 3 Dark Tales – theatre O/Barbican
How much is your Iron? – Young Vic
Body, space and play
Who it’s for: theatre makers, performers and directors who are tired of talking and want to start doing!
What it is: a practical workshop which focuses on the skills and techniques that theatre O use in devising theatre, an approach originally inspired by Jacques Lecoq, which has evolved to incorporate a wealth of other influences over the years.
We’ll look at the kind of processes we use to move from curiosity and imagination into action and play, and which develop improvisation into collaborative theatrical creation.