Artistic Director - Rhonwen McCormack

Rhonwen McCormack trained as a theatre director at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, originally in acting at Charles Sturt University - Riverina in Australia, and did a directing student attachment at English National Opera. As an administrator, she has trained at the National Arts Fundraising School. She is also an emerging playwright and fiction writer.

She has worked as an opera and theatre director with the touring Avalon Opera Company, Sydney's City Drama Studio, and Sydney's touring Dream Artz Theatre, as well as on freelance national and international productions at Opera Integra (London), 24:7 Theatre Festival (Manchester), Jermyn Street Theatre (London), Etcetera Theatre (London), Studio Salford (Manchester), Jacaranda Theatre (London), Edge Theatre (Sydney), Fig Tree Theatre (Sydney) and Samuel Beckett Theatre (Dublin). She formerly founded and was Artistic Director of Velvet Masque in Sydney.

Previously directed productions have included: the operas "Avalon" (world premiere) by Michael Babb and Ian Enters (Avalon Opera), and "A Day In The Reign" by Verdi and Romani (Opera Integra); new writing premieres "Coitophobia" (Blue Masque) and "White Wedding" (24:7 Theatre Festival) by Maria Roberts, and "Stand-Up" by Diana Newman (Velvet Masque); modern plays "American Haiku" by assorted authors (Blue Masque), "The Christian Brothers" by Ron Blair (Etcetera Theatre), "O'Leary's Daughters" by Elizabeth Baines (24:7 Theatre Festival), "Two" by Jim Cartwright (Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts), and "The Dwarfs" by Harold Pinter (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School); and classical theatre "The Bacchae" by Euripides, "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen (Velvet Masque), "La Dispute" by Marivaux (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School), "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Shakespeare (Fig Tree Theatre), and "The Good Person of Szechwan" by Bertolt Brecht (C. Y. T.). She has been an assistant director on BOVTS productions of "Macbeth", "Cider With Rosie" and "The Vicar of Wakefield", and Halcyon Day Productions' touring production "Romeo and Juliet."