Introduction to Directing


with Anastasia Osei-Kuffour

5 week course

19th April – 17th May 2021

Mondays 18:30 – 21:30

Location: Wildcard Studios

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Introduction to Directing

with Anastasia Osei-Kuffour

A series of practical workshops about directing for theatre for those who have never directed before or have directed a bit and would like to understand more about the role and work of a director on a theatre production. Anastasia will give an overview of what the role involves and give techniques and exercises which participants will be able to put into practice with professional actors on an extract of a script towards the end of the workshop series.


When: 19th April – 17th May 2021 (5 week course)

Time: 18:30-21:30 (Every Monday)

Where: Wildcard Studios, 18 Balderton Street, London, W1K 6TG


About Anastasia

ANASTASIA OSEI-KUFFOUR is a Director, Writer, Producer and Poet. She trained as a director through the Young Vic Directors Programme and on the National Theatre Directors’ course. She is currently Associate Director at Theatre503 and Artistic Director of Wrested Veil Production Company, having completed a two-year residency at tiata fahodzi as part of the Artistic Director Leadership Programme in 2019.


Direction includes: Typical the film (coming soon); Seeds (UK tour, Leeds Playhouse, Live Newcastle, Derby Theatre & Warwick Arts Centre); Typical (Soho Theatre & Pleasance Courtyard Edinburgh Fringe & Audible version); Cuttin’ It (Royal Court, UK schools tour-19 schools); Footprints on the Moon (Finborough Theatre); An Adventure (an excerpt, Bush Theatre ); Cell (Young Vic); Here Comes the Bride (Black Lives, Black Words at Bush Theatre); All the Ways to Say Goodbye (Young Vic); Hosea’s Girl (Talawa Studio Firsts); Dishonour, You Know That I’ll Be Back & Universally Speaking (Theatre503). 

Associate and Assistant Directing includes: good dog (Spring 2019 National Tour); mixed brain (Roundabout, Summer Hall Edinburgh); Macbeth & Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre Dorfman, Stratford Circus, UK schools tour); Cuttin’ It — Young Vic’s Jerwood Assistant Director Programme, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation (Young Vic, Royal Court, Birmingham REP, Sheffield Theatres and The Yard); Flowering Cherry, Alpha Beta & Andy Capp (Finborough); Three Generations of Women (Greenwich); Plaques and Tangles (Royal Court); Idomeneus (Gate); Henry the Fifth (Unicorn); and — as Boris Karloff Trainee Assistant Director — A Doll’s House (Young Vic).

Check out her website for more info: www.anastasiaoseikuffour.com


At Wildcard we believe everyone should have the chance to be creative. We want all our courses to be as open and inclusive as possible to anyone that wants to take part. We are aware that the cost of workshops and regular training is a key barrier in our industry for many people.

With this in mind, we are pleased to be able to offer 2 free places on each course.

If you are interested, please email bursaries@wildcardtheatre.co.uk with the workshop title as the subject and tell us a bit about you and why you feel that this would help you.

Bursary places will be offered out no later than 2 weeks before the course begins.

For further enquiries please email emily@wildcardtheatre.co.uk