Anna Girvan

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Anna was born and raised in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. She moved to Brighton in 2005 to study for a BA in Drama and English literature at the University of Sussex.

In March 2009 she took up residence in Bristol and began an MA in Directing at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

In July 2010 Anna graduated from BOVTS with Merits and is now a freelance director. She specialises in theatre and has experience in radio, TV and film. She is also co-founder of Juncture Theatre.

Anna is a recipient of the Jerwood Assistant Directors Award 2015.

 

Associate Directing

Recent

Hamlet and King Lear UK/USA Tour (RSC)

People Places and Things UK Tour (Headlong)

Current

Exit the King (NT)

 

Directing

Recent

The Internet Was Made For Adults - The Vaults 2018

Skydiving - RnD @ Shoreditch Town Hall

Invisible Man - RnD @ Arcola Theatre

Upcoming

Rudolf - Mac, Birmingham [November 2018]

Twelfth Night - Southwark Playhouse, London [Jan 2019]

Our County's Good - Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol [April 2019]

 

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Anna was born and raised in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. She moved to Brighton in 2005 to study for a BA in Drama and English literature at the University of Sussex.

In March 2009 she took up residence in Bristol and began an MA in Directing at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

In July 2010 Anna graduated from BOVTS with Merits and is now a freelance director. She specialises in theatre and has experience in radio, TV and film. She is also co-founder of Juncture Theatre.

Anna is a recipient of the Jerwood Assistant Directors Award 2015.

 

Associate Directing

Recent

Hamlet and King Lear UK/USA Tour (RSC)

People Places and Things UK Tour (Headlong)

Current

Exit the King (NT)

 

Directing

Recent

The Internet Was Made For Adults - The Vaults 2018

Skydiving - RnD @ Shoreditch Town Hall

Invisible Man - RnD @ Arcola Theatre

Upcoming

Rudolf - Mac, Birmingham [November 2018]

Twelfth Night - Southwark Playhouse, London [Jan 2019]

Our County's Good - Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol [April 2019]

 

Career stage
Junior
Industries
Performing Arts

Work history

Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

Assistant Director
Royal Shakespeare Company

Aug 2015 - Oct 2015

Assistant Director
Oxford Playhouse/Pemberly Productions/Touring

Jun 2015 - Oct 2015

Assistant Director
Shakespeare's Globe

Apr 2015 - Sep 2015

Staff Director
National Theatre

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015

Assistant Director
The Young Vic

Jul 2011 - Jan 2015

Front of House Manager
Tobacco Factory Theatres

Oct 2013 - Dec 2013

Workshop Leader
Bath Theatre Royal, YPT

Jun 2012 - Aug 2013

Assistant to Resident/Children's Director
Disney Theatrical

Jul 2010 - Sep 2010

Assistant Director
Salisbury Playhouse

Jul 2009 - Sep 2009

Assistant Director
Salisbury Playhouse


Education

Apr 2009 - Jul 2010

Directing - MA
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Sep 2005 - Jul 2008

English and Drama - BA Joint Hons
University of Sussex


Where they are going

Industries
Film, Performing Arts, Radio, TV
Skills they want to learn
Scriptwriting, Broadcast Filming, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre, Television Production

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