Introduction to Directing – building your toolkit

Monday 19 August – Friday 23 August

Date: Monday 19 August – Friday 23 August
Times: 10am – 5pm
1 week (5 days)
Minimum age: 18+
Course leader: Barry Fitzgerald

Barry Fitzgerald (he/they) is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist and director. They have worked with companies such as Complicité, Punchdrunk and as Associate Artist with Outbox Theatre creating productions for the Arcola, Birmingham Rep, Bush Theatre, Hackney Showroom and most recently as Associate Director on GROOVE (Shoreditch Town Hall, Contact Manchester).

Barry’s film and video work has screened at festivals including Aesthetica, Cork International Film Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, GAZE LGBTQ+ Festival and they are an Artist-in-Residence at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Arts. Previous directing work at Mountview includes Earthquakes in London and Serious Money.

An experienced director, facilitator and teacher, Barry has worked on projects with the Almeida, ArtsEd London, Barbican, Lyric Hammersmith, National Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Royal Court, Unicorn Theatre and University of East London among others.



Course Fee£375

Applicants must be aged 18 years or over at the start of the course.

All course fees must be paid in full before the start of a course.

If written notification of cancellation is received by email to no later than 14 calendar days before the start of the course, the course fees paid to date will be refunded. With any less than 14 calendar days’ notice, no course fees can be refunded.

In some instances, due to circumstances beyond our control, we may need to cancel or postpone a course. If this happens, course fees will be reimbursed, however Mountview cannot be held responsible for any additional expenses.

In the event of a course being cancelled once it has started, a relevant % of course fees will be refunded to cover any training not provided. If a student chooses to leave a course before its completion, full course fees will still apply.

Mountview is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities for students in which individuals are selected and treated according to their relevant merits and abilities. No applicant will receive less or more favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, age, ethnic origin, disability, religion and marital/parental status or any comparable grounds.