Theatre Directing 2017/2018

Hamish Clayton

Hamish graduated from Durham University and McMaster University, Canada. Previous directing credits include: A Year of Minutes (Edinburgh Fringe, 2017), Auditions (Edinburgh Fringe, 2016, shortlisted for NSDF 2017), The Trial (Assembly Rooms Theatre, 2015). He co-founded Wrong Tree Theatre. Mountview credits: Iron (as director), The Winter’s Tale (dir. Eve Matheson), The Hostage (dir. Chris Larner), Epitaph for George Dillon (dir. Andrew Normington). Currently: Badgers Can’t Be Friends.

Brooke DeBettignies

Brooke has a BFA from Pace Performing Arts. She has directed Pace Improv Troupe and served as the Youth Director at Improvolution in NYC. She has had her research on improvisational theatre and self-concept presented at the APA National Convention. Past directing credits: Lord of the Flies (Stand Up Productions), The Importance of Being Earnest, Fools, Arsenic and Old Lace (PT Productions). Upcoming projects: In the Year 2125 (Talos Sci-Fi Festival), and The Gauntlet (Mountview Catalyst Festival).

Lauren Dickson

Lauren studied Drama at university, going on to be a part of the Everyman and Playhouse emerging directors scheme where she worked with directors such as Nick Bagnall, Chris Tomlinson, Gemma Bodinetz, Matthew Xia and Jeff James. Her professional directorial debut was Alice Birch’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again (Everyman). She is particularly interested in straight plays with a political edge, physical theatre, and working with new writers.

Charlotte Everest

Charlotte studied Theatre and Performance at Leeds University. Her career began directing Love and Information (Stage@Leeds) and assisting on Boys (Edinburgh Fringe 2016). She then directed an immersive performance of Passion Play and an immersive adaptation of The Magus. Since joining Mountview she has assistant directed Lobster (Theatre503), Welcome To Thebes, Chicken Soup with Barley (Mountview), A Raisin in the Sun (Karamel), The Last Tragedy (Bread&Roses) and directed Bad Jews (Mountview) and radio play Benchmarks.

Zoe Morris

Zoe studied Neuroscience at Cambridge University where she worked on 12 shows and 3 short films, including directing HMS Pinafore (West Road Concert Hall) and both producing and assistant directing Three Days’ Time (Edinburgh Fringe). At Mountview she has directed Knot of the Heart and assisted Richard Cant on The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Abigail Graham on Portia Coughlan. She is currently assisting Ellie Jones on Made in Dagenham.

Pollyanna Newcombe

Pollyanna’s recent directing credits include Mother Teresa is Dead and the world premiere of Homo Superior. She has assisted Jane Moriarty on As You Like It, Adam Welsh on The Music Man and Sally Ann Gritton on an Industry Acting Showcase. She is currently directing a radio play, Leave The Tape Running. Pollyanna has previously directed: Lysistrata; The Bath and devised physical theatre pieces Your Country Needs You and A Battery Shelled. She graduated from the University of Oxford in 2012 where she read Economics & Management.

Daniel Seth

Daniel is a New Yorker, where some of his collaborators have included Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Sam Buntrock, Sheryl Kaller, and John Tartaglia. As Creative Aide to Forest Whitaker: The Butler, Roots, and Hughie. Recent directing includes Redheads Anonymous and the US tour of Clifford the Big Red Dog. Upcoming: Empathitrax. At Mountview, he assistant directed Parade, The Tempest, and Widows. Daniel is an alumnus of NYU and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab.

Bowen Zhai

Graduating from Shanghai International Studies University in Broadcasting Journalism, Bowen started her career as a theatre producer and program manager at shanghai 1933 Theatre. There, she produced 7 various theatre productions and was also the co-producer of two theatre festivals in Shanghai. Her previous directing credits include The Vagina Monologues and Cock. At Mountview she has directed Bull and assistant directed On The Town and Our Country’s Good.