Running a Rehearsal Room with Compassion: A Director’s Process


with Pooja Ghai

Monday 1st November

7 – 9pm


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Running a Rehearsal Room with Compassion: A Director’s Process

with Pooja Ghai

Come and join this inspiring and thought provoking workshop with award-winning theatre director, actor, facilitator, activist and mentor Pooja Ghai. 

In this session you will be challenged to think about how to keep your integrity and question your ethics as a theatre maker, and how to decolonise structures and practices in our current climate. 

How do we take up space with integrity? How do we collaborate and break the hierarchical forms of the society we live in? Pooja will guide you through this 2 hour session on how we create work through a lens of generosity, passion, love and integrity. 

This workshop is for actors, directors, facilitators, theatre-makers, anyone who is interested in making a change in society through their art. It will be also be useful for new theatre companies looking at how to have the strength in knowing what you want to make or do with their company, and going forward with conviction and integrity. 


When: Monday 1st November

Time: 7 – 9pm

Where: Online


About Pooja:

Pooja is an award-winning theatre director, actor, facilitator, activist and mentor, recognised as a fierce advocate for giving voice to marginalised groups. Pooja is at the forefront of leadership change and active in organisations whose ethos supports and helps achieve this. She is co-chair of both Artistic Directors of the Future and Stage Directors UK and is a trustee of Pop-Up Projects CIC.
Tara Monologues Collection 3 (Tara Theatre), Love and Information (Guildhall), The Cherry Orchard (Guildhall)  Hobson’s Choice (Manchester Royal Exchange – Creative Producer), Approaching Empty (Kiln/Tamasha/Live Theatre) Much Ado About Nothing (Rose Bruford Theatre), Blue Stockings (Corbett Theatre), Rapunzel (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Lions and Tigers (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), The Empress (Embassy Theatre), Counting Stars, The House of In Between, Home Theatre, Angelic Tales (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Tamasha 25, Shakti & Seva, As You Like It (Ellen Terry Theatre),13 (Corbett Theatre), The AccordianShop (NT Connections), The Tune is Always Better on the Outside, Gigging for Gaza (The Bedford), The Difference (Soho Theatre). 
Dramaturg for Dance: Vestige and Out Late for Wayne Parsons Dance



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 fill in this form where you can tell us a bit about yourself and let us know which course you are interested in:


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

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