with Atri Banerjee
What is a ‘classic’? Why do we still put on productions of old plays today?
In this session, Atri will draw on his own personal experience to talk about the ways in which classic plays are still relevant and how staging them can help us explore both the world and ourselves. The session will include examples from his own work, along with some possible approaches towards your own productions of a classic play.
Wednesday 3rd November
Time: 12 – 3pm
Where: Wildcard Studios, 18 Balderton Street, W1K 6TG
Atri Banerjee trained at Birkbeck and is a Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre. In 2019, he won The Stage Debut Award for Best Director and was nominated for the UK Theatre Award for Best Director for his production of Hobson’s Choice at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Other directing credits include Hidden Fires and Name, Place, Animal, Thing (both Almeida Theatre), Harm (Bush Theatre), Europe (LAMDA) and Utopia (Royal Exchange). Film directing credits include Harm for the BBC Lights Up season on BBC Four.
He was previously Trainee Director at the Royal Exchange, where he was Assistant/Associate Director on productions includingWest Side Story, The Mysteries (also tour), Happy Days, The Almighty Sometimes, Jubilee (also Lyric Hammersmith) and Our Town. Other Assistant/Associate Director credits include The Nico Project (Manchester International Festival/Melbourne International Arts Festival) and The Son (Kiln Theatre).
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