Extracurricular: Demystifying directing with Joyce Ngayu Lee
Extracurricular is a series of sessions which will give you the opportunity to learn more about different jobs in the arts, sharing of artistic pathways, journeys and resources.
Joyce Ngayu Lee is a resident director at Mind The Gap who will aim to demystify theatre directing with a focus on:
- From a show to project (Sharing experience working with professional learning disabled performers in the multi-output project, ‘Daughters of Fortune’)
- How do you realise the full potential of a show and expand its impact beyond the stage
- Directing accessible theatre
- The imposter syndrome as a creative
Most suitable for theatre makers and directors with passion for socially engaged work.
Joyce is a Resident Director of Mind the Gap, England’s largest theatre company working in partnership with learning disabled artists and was the artistic director of the multi-output artistic and research project, ‘Daughters of Fortune’.
She has worked in Hong Kong as an Assistant Artistic Director with FM Theatre Power (2004 – 2007), since then has been in Leeds. Joyce Ngayu Lee has been researching, creating and performing work internationally, including Hong Kong, UK, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, Singapore, Cuba, Bolivia, Argentina and mainland China.
Joyce has worked on devised and contemporary performances ranging from intimate small-scale theatre pieces, to large-scale outdoor spectacles, often incorporating digital technology.
This session will be relaxed and informative throughout so you’ll be able to ask as many questions as you like, get to know Joyce and hopefully pick up some new ideas that you might want to try out now or in the future.
Where and when?
TUESDAY 26TH MAY @ 3pm to 4:30pm
Via Zoom (an online meeting platform that you can access through your computer, tablet or smartphone, a bit like Skype or facetime). When you sign up we’ll send you all the details about how to join.
How do I sign up?
Please email to Shazia Bibi (email@example.com) – with a few sentences about why you’re interested and what you hope to get out of this session. The number of people who can take part is limited and we expect to have lots of interest, so we will use this information to help us in offering places.