Rhonwen McCormack

Freelance Director

In addition to Blue Masque Theatre, Rhonwen McCormack is a practising freelance theatre director, based in Manchester. She is relaunching after spending ten years away from theatre raising young children. Skilled and experienced in a number of theatrical genres, she can be an interpretative director of an established work, or an originating director of a new one.

 

Rhonwen McCormack trained as a theatre director at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, originally trained in professional acting at Charles Sturt University-Riverina in Australia, and she did a directing attachment at English National Opera.

 

Her credits include:

 

OPERA

“Avalon” by Michael Babb & Ian Enters, Avalon Company, Yorkshire tour of churches

“A Day In the Reign” by Giuseppe Verdi & Felice Romani, Opera Integra, St Peters Church, London, community opera

 

CLASSICS & REVIVALS

“Pride and Prejudice” ad. from Jane Austen by Rhonwen McCormack, Velvet Masque Productions, Edge Theatre, Australia

“American Haiku: 6 x 10-Minute Plays” by various American writers, Blue Masque Theatre, Jermyn Street Theatre, London

“The Christian Brothers” by Ron Blair, Etcetera Theatre, London

“The Bacchae” by Euripides, Moonlight Drive Theatre, St Mary’s Church, London

 

NEW WRITING

“Strife In A Northern Town” by Jennifer Banks, Capricious Rose Productions / Blue Masque Theatre, small-scale tour, shortlisted for “Best Show” in the national Funny Women awards

“Coitophobia” by Maria Roberts, Blue Masque Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, longlisted for Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award

“O’Leary’s Daughters” by Elizabeth Baines, Eye of The Storm, 24:7 Theatre Festival, Manchester

“White Wedding” by Maria Roberts, Fineline Theatre, 24:7 Theatre Festival, Manchester

“Stand-Up” by Diana Newman, Velvet Masque Productions, Three Weeds, Australia

 

DEVISED

“On War: White Liberal Guilt” group-devised, Genesis Young Directors, Young Vic, London

“Where Adults Come From” group-devised, Dream Artz Theatre, Artstart: NSW Youth Arts & Skills Festival, Australia, community theatre

“Disaster Strikes!” group-devised, N.S.W. Department of Education, Australia, community theatre

 

STAGED READINGS

Blue Masque Theatre, Manchester, shortlisted for “Best Revival” at Greater Manchester Fringe Festival awards

Caird Company, London

Jacaranda Theatre, London

A13 Acting Company, Manchester

 

DRAMA SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol (as a student director)

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London

University of Salford

City Drama Studio, Australia

UK Drama School Graduate Dublin Showcase, Ireland

 

A full director’s C.V. is available on request.