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Caitlin McLeod

Director

 

Caitlin is an Artistic Associate with HighTide Theatre Company and was one of the original Old Vic 12 in 2016. She won a Sky Academy Award Scholarship which she has used to fund her new company The Coterie. Caitlin was TRAINEE DIRECTOR at the Royal Court Theatre from 2011-12.

Caitlin recently directed the Royal Court’s Primetime showcase for young writers and formerly ran the Peckham Young Writers with the Court’s “Theatre Local” program. She has directed the Rose Theatre Kingston’s writer’s program and Caitlin’s production of And I And Silence at the Finborough Theatre was created in association with Clean Break and was performed for ex-inmates before it opened, followed by discussions and talk-backs. In 2009, Caitlin worked with the Alrowaad Children’s Theatre Company in the Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem.

REFERENCES Available upon request:

Simon Godwin

Dominic Dromgoole (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre)

Dominic Cooke

Lynne Gagliano (Head of Education, Royal Court Theatre)

Credits

THEATRE
Date: 2018
Production (role):
UTILITY
Company:
Orange Tree Theatre
Project details:
Written by Emily Schwend
Date: 2018
Production (role):
RETURNING TO HAIFA
Company:
Finborough Theatre
Project details:
By Ghassan Kanafani, Adapted by Ismail Khalidi and Naomi Wallace
Date: 2017
Production (role):
CARDBOARD CITIZENS - ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL
Company:
The Bunker
Project details:
Writers: EV Crowe, Anders Lustgarten. Nessah Muthy, Chris Connell, Lin Coghlan, Heathcote Williams, Sonali Bhattacharyya, Stef Smith, David Watson
Date: 2016
Production (role):
ONE FLEA SPARE
Company:
Playhouse Creatures
Project details:
Written by Naomi Wallace

Performed at Sheen Center New Yrok
Date: 2015
Production (role):
A FURTHER EDUCATION
Company:
Hampstead Theatre Downstairs
Project details:
By Will Mortimer
Date: 2015
Production (role):
BRENDA
Company:
HighTide Festival / London Transfer TBC
Project details:
By Ev Crowe
Date: 2015
Production (role):
MATCHBOX (Associate Director)
Company:
Hampstead Theatre
Project details:
By Michael Frayn

Dir. Hamish McColl
Date: 2015
Production (role):
BAYADERE - THE NINTH LIFE (Dramaturg)
Company:
Royal Opera House
Project details:
Dance

By Shobana Jeyasingh
Date: 2015
Production (role):
POLAR BEARS
Company:
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Project details:
By Amy Rosenthal
Date: 2014
Production (role):
AND I AND SILENCE
Company:
Signature Theatre New York
Project details:
By Naomi Wallace

US Premiere
Date: 2014
Production (role):
LUCKY COUNTRY
Company:
NT Studio
Project details:
Workshop

By Laurie Nunn
Date: 2014
Production (role):
UNTITLED OR BONKERS
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Workshop

In development for 2015 event
Date: 2014
Production (role):
ESCALATOR PLAYS
Company:
HighTide Festival
Project details:
Staged Reading
Date: 2014
Production (role):
THE MALCONTENT
Company:
Shakespeare's Globe / Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Project details:
Opening Session
Date: 2013
Production (role):
COMMONWEATH
Company:
Almeida Theatre
Project details:
Summer Festival by Roz Wyllie
Date: 2013
Production (role):
THE RED SET
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Staged Reading

New Plays from Chile 40th Anniversary
Date: 2013
Production (role):
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
Company:
Theatre Rond-Point, Paris
Project details:
Staged Reading

By Mike Bartlett
Date: 2013
Production (role):
FACTS
Company:
Finsborough Theatre
Project details:
European Premiere

By Arthur Miller
Date: 2013
Production (role):
THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
Company:
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Date: 2013
Production (role):
STRANGE INTERLUDE (Assistant Director)
Company:
National Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Simon Godwin
Date: 2012
Production (role):
AND I AND SILENCE
Company:
The Public Theater, New York
Project details:
Dramatic Reading

For Artistic Director Oskar Eustis
Date: 2012
Production (role):
MAHUA
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Dramatic Reading

By Akesh Mohimen

Season of Indian Playwrights
Date: 2012
Production (role):
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
Company:
Mousson d'ete, New Writing Festival, France / The Royal Court
Project details:
Dramatic Reading
Date: 2012
Production (role):
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE (Assistant Director)
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
By Mike Bartlett

Dir. James Grieve
Date: 2012
Production (role):
LOVE AND INFORMATION (Assistant Director)
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Dominic Cooke
Date: 2012
Production (role):
IN BASILDON (Assistant Director)
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Dominic Cooke
Date: 2011
Production (role):
HAUNTED CHILD (Assistant Director)
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Jeremy Herrin
Date: 2011
Production (role):
AND I AND SILENCE
Company:
New York Theatre Workshop
Project details:
Rehearsed Reading
Production (role):
SLAUGHTER CITY
Company:
Royal Shakespeare Company
Project details:
Rehearsed Reading
Date: 2011
Production (role):
AND I AND SILENCE
Company:
Finsborough Theatre
Project details:
World Premiere
Date: 2011
Production (role):
NORTHERN STAR
Company:
Finsborough Theatre
Project details:
GB Premier
Date: 2011
Production (role):
HAMLET (Assistant Director)
Company:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Dominic Dromgoole
Date: 2010
Production (role):
AND I AND SILENCE
Company:
Vibrant Festival / Finborough Theatre
Project details:
Rehearsed Reading
Date: 2010
Production (role):
THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY (Assistant Director)
Company:
Royal / Derngate Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Raz Shaw
Date: 2010
Production (role):
THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING
Company:
Warwick Arts Centre Studio
Project details:
Shortlisted for The National Student Drama Festival 2011
Date: 2010
Production (role):
SEVEN JEWISH CHILDREN
Company:
The Capital Centre
Project details:
Event by The Palestinian Society and Amnesty International
Date: 2010
Production (role):
ONE SHORT SLEEPE
Company:
Southbank Literary Festival
Project details:
Event by BRAND Literary Festival
Date: 2010
Production (role):
BY THE BOG OF CATS (Assistant Director / Dramaturg)
Company:
Warwick Arts Centre Studio
Project details:
Transfer to NSDF
Date: 2009
Production (role):
ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD
Company:
Warwick Arts Centre Studio / National Student Drama Festival
Project details:
UK Premiere

National Student Drama Festival Awards for:
Best Director
Best Ensemble
Best Lighting Design
Best Set Design
Commendation for Live Music
Date: 2009
Production (role):
TOUCHED (Assistant Director)
Company:
North Wall Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Ruth Carney
Date: 2008-09
Production (role):
DO AND DEE (Director / Performer)
Company:
Amsterdam / University of Warwick
Project details:
Street Theatre
Date: 2008
Production (role):
LOOK OUT (Director / Writer)
Company:
Warwick University
Project details:
Stage adaptation of a short story
Date: 2008
Production (role):
COUNTRY DANCING (Writer / Director / Performer)
Company:
Warwick University
Project details:
Event "Fragments of Performance"
BOOKS
Date: 2006
Production (role):
UNDER THE STAIRS
Project details:
Poetry

New Poems on the Underground - 10th Edition
AWARDS
Date: 2010
Production (role):
University of Warwick
Project details:
Award for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre
Date: 2010
Production (role):
The Humana National Ten-Minute Playwright Contest
Project details:
Finalist - EXIT OF THE REST (Playwriting)
Date: 2009
Production (role):
Buzz Goodbody Best Director Award
Project details:
For ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD, NSDF 09
Date: 2008
Production (role):
The Humana National Ten-Minute Play Contest
Project details:
Finalist - MEMORY OF LEAVES (Playwriting)
REVIEWS
Production (role):
AND I AND SILENCE
Company:
Signature Theatre New York
Project details:
By Naomi Wallace

“Fervently acted and gracefully directed by Caitlin McLeod”
DAVID COTE, TIME OUT NEW YORK

“A typically first-class production by the Signature, with the director Caitlin McLeod”
CHARLES ISHERWOOD, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Under Caitlin McLeod's direction the four actresses infuse Wallace's work with deep feeling. [A] stark, elegiac drama.”
THE NEW YORKER

"**** Four Stars"
FINANACIAL TIMES
Production (role):
THE MALCONTENT
Company:
Shakespeare's Globe
Project details:
By John Marston

“Caitlin McLeod's direction brings out the best in her young charges…gloriously entertaining”
WHATSONSTAGE

“Caitlin McLeod’s production is full of precision and attention to detail…an ambitious take on a savagely cynical play”
THE TELEGRAPH

“…a lively and fast-moving production under director Caitlin McLeod…The vitality of the production erupts into the auditorium”
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
Production (role):
AND I AND SILENCE
Company:
Finsborough Theatre
Project details:
By Naomi Wallace

Time Out Critics’ Choice
Evening Standard Critics’ Choice

★★★★ Four Stars, The Times
★★★★ Four Stars, The Guardian
★★★★ Four Stars, Financial Times
★★★★ Four Stars, Time Out
★★★★ Four Stars, WhatsOnStage
★★★★ Four Stars, Evening Standard

Shortlisted for Best New Play (Off-West End Awards)

“UNMISSABLE”
LYN GARDNER, THE GUARDIAN (best plays of 2011)

“AND I AND SILENCE, Finborough: a 70-min two-hander(ish) that says everything I AM THE WIND wanted to and much more. Wise and powerful 4*”
IAN SHUTTLEWORTH, FINANCIAL TIMES

“Director Caitlin McLeod has fashioned an intense, gripping production…For a potent reminder of the unbeatable power of theatre”
FIONA MOUNTFORD
Production (role):
NORTHERN STAR
Company:
Finsborough Theatre
Project details:
By Stewart Parker

Critic’s Choice TIME OUT

“This bracing and beguiling evening resurrects one star and introduces a new one. Caitlin McLeod’s production deftly navigates the multitude of voices so that it comes across as the bittersweet celebration of Irishness which Parker intended. ****”
RACHEL HALLIBURTON, TIME OUT
30 August 2012
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
First Class Degree, BA with Honours in Theatre and Performance Studies, The University of Warwick, 2007 - 10

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): UTILITY
    Company: Orange Tree Theatre
    Project details: Written by Emily Schwend
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): RETURNING TO HAIFA
    Company: Finborough Theatre
    Project details: By Ghassan Kanafani, Adapted by Ismail Khalidi and Naomi Wallace
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): CARDBOARD CITIZENS - ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL
    Company: The Bunker
    Project details: Writers: EV Crowe, Anders Lustgarten. Nessah Muthy, Chris Connell, Lin Coghlan, Heathcote Williams, Sonali Bhattacharyya, Stef Smith, David Watson
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): ONE FLEA SPARE
    Company: Playhouse Creatures
    Project details: Written by Naomi Wallace

    Performed at Sheen Center New Yrok
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): A FURTHER EDUCATION
    Company: Hampstead Theatre Downstairs
    Project details: By Will Mortimer
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): BRENDA
    Company: HighTide Festival / London Transfer TBC
    Project details: By Ev Crowe
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): MATCHBOX (Associate Director)
    Company: Hampstead Theatre
    Project details: By Michael Frayn

    Dir. Hamish McColl
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): BAYADERE - THE NINTH LIFE (Dramaturg)
    Company: Royal Opera House
    Project details: Dance

    By Shobana Jeyasingh
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): POLAR BEARS
    Company: West Yorkshire Playhouse
    Project details: By Amy Rosenthal
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): AND I AND SILENCE
    Company: Signature Theatre New York
    Project details: By Naomi Wallace

    US Premiere
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): LUCKY COUNTRY
    Company: NT Studio
    Project details: Workshop

    By Laurie Nunn
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): UNTITLED OR BONKERS
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Workshop

    In development for 2015 event
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): ESCALATOR PLAYS
    Company: HighTide Festival
    Project details: Staged Reading
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): THE MALCONTENT
    Company: Shakespeare's Globe / Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
    Project details: Opening Session
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): COMMONWEATH
    Company: Almeida Theatre
    Project details: Summer Festival by Roz Wyllie
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): THE RED SET
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Staged Reading

    New Plays from Chile 40th Anniversary
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
    Company: Theatre Rond-Point, Paris
    Project details: Staged Reading

    By Mike Bartlett
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): FACTS
    Company: Finsborough Theatre
    Project details: European Premiere

    By Arthur Miller
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
    Company: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
    Project details:
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): STRANGE INTERLUDE (Assistant Director)
    Company: National Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Simon Godwin
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): AND I AND SILENCE
    Company: The Public Theater, New York
    Project details: Dramatic Reading

    For Artistic Director Oskar Eustis
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): MAHUA
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Dramatic Reading

    By Akesh Mohimen

    Season of Indian Playwrights
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
    Company: Mousson d'ete, New Writing Festival, France / The Royal Court
    Project details: Dramatic Reading
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): LOVE, LOVE, LOVE (Assistant Director)
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: By Mike Bartlett

    Dir. James Grieve
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): LOVE AND INFORMATION (Assistant Director)
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Dominic Cooke
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): IN BASILDON (Assistant Director)
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Dominic Cooke
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): HAUNTED CHILD (Assistant Director)
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Jeremy Herrin
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): AND I AND SILENCE
    Company: New York Theatre Workshop
    Project details: Rehearsed Reading
  • Date:
    Production (role): SLAUGHTER CITY
    Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
    Project details: Rehearsed Reading
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): AND I AND SILENCE
    Company: Finsborough Theatre
    Project details: World Premiere
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): NORTHERN STAR
    Company: Finsborough Theatre
    Project details: GB Premier
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): HAMLET (Assistant Director)
    Company: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Dominic Dromgoole
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): AND I AND SILENCE
    Company: Vibrant Festival / Finborough Theatre
    Project details: Rehearsed Reading
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY (Assistant Director)
    Company: Royal / Derngate Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Raz Shaw
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING
    Company: Warwick Arts Centre Studio
    Project details: Shortlisted for The National Student Drama Festival 2011
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): SEVEN JEWISH CHILDREN
    Company: The Capital Centre
    Project details: Event by The Palestinian Society and Amnesty International
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): ONE SHORT SLEEPE
    Company: Southbank Literary Festival
    Project details: Event by BRAND Literary Festival
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): BY THE BOG OF CATS (Assistant Director / Dramaturg)
    Company: Warwick Arts Centre Studio
    Project details: Transfer to NSDF
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD
    Company: Warwick Arts Centre Studio / National Student Drama Festival
    Project details: UK Premiere

    National Student Drama Festival Awards for:
    Best Director
    Best Ensemble
    Best Lighting Design
    Best Set Design
    Commendation for Live Music
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): TOUCHED (Assistant Director)
    Company: North Wall Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Ruth Carney
  • Date: 2008-09
    Production (role): DO AND DEE (Director / Performer)
    Company: Amsterdam / University of Warwick
    Project details: Street Theatre
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): LOOK OUT (Director / Writer)
    Company: Warwick University
    Project details: Stage adaptation of a short story
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): COUNTRY DANCING (Writer / Director / Performer)
    Company: Warwick University
    Project details: Event "Fragments of Performance"
  • Date
    Publication (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): UNDER THE STAIRS
    Project details: Poetry

    New Poems on the Underground - 10th Edition
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): University of Warwick
    Project details: Award for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): The Humana National Ten-Minute Playwright Contest
    Project details: Finalist - EXIT OF THE REST (Playwriting)
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): Buzz Goodbody Best Director Award
    Project details: For ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD, NSDF 09
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): The Humana National Ten-Minute Play Contest
    Project details: Finalist - MEMORY OF LEAVES (Playwriting)
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): AND I AND SILENCE
    Company: Signature Theatre New York
    Project details: By Naomi Wallace

    “Fervently acted and gracefully directed by Caitlin McLeod”
    DAVID COTE, TIME OUT NEW YORK

    “A typically first-class production by the Signature, with the director Caitlin McLeod”
    CHARLES ISHERWOOD, THE NEW YORK TIMES

    “Under Caitlin McLeod's direction the four actresses infuse Wallace's work with deep feeling. [A] stark, elegiac drama.”
    THE NEW YORKER

    "**** Four Stars"
    FINANACIAL TIMES
  • Production (role): THE MALCONTENT
    Company: Shakespeare's Globe
    Project details: By John Marston

    “Caitlin McLeod's direction brings out the best in her young charges…gloriously entertaining”
    WHATSONSTAGE

    “Caitlin McLeod’s production is full of precision and attention to detail…an ambitious take on a savagely cynical play”
    THE TELEGRAPH

    “…a lively and fast-moving production under director Caitlin McLeod…The vitality of the production erupts into the auditorium”
    BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
  • Production (role): AND I AND SILENCE
    Company: Finsborough Theatre
    Project details: By Naomi Wallace

    Time Out Critics’ Choice
    Evening Standard Critics’ Choice

    ★★★★ Four Stars, The Times
    ★★★★ Four Stars, The Guardian
    ★★★★ Four Stars, Financial Times
    ★★★★ Four Stars, Time Out
    ★★★★ Four Stars, WhatsOnStage
    ★★★★ Four Stars, Evening Standard

    Shortlisted for Best New Play (Off-West End Awards)

    “UNMISSABLE”
    LYN GARDNER, THE GUARDIAN (best plays of 2011)

    “AND I AND SILENCE, Finborough: a 70-min two-hander(ish) that says everything I AM THE WIND wanted to and much more. Wise and powerful 4*”
    IAN SHUTTLEWORTH, FINANCIAL TIMES

    “Director Caitlin McLeod has fashioned an intense, gripping production…For a potent reminder of the unbeatable power of theatre”
    FIONA MOUNTFORD
  • Production (role): NORTHERN STAR
    Company: Finsborough Theatre
    Project details: By Stewart Parker

    Critic’s Choice TIME OUT

    “This bracing and beguiling evening resurrects one star and introduces a new one. Caitlin McLeod’s production deftly navigates the multitude of voices so that it comes across as the bittersweet celebration of Irishness which Parker intended. ****”
    RACHEL HALLIBURTON, TIME OUT
    30 August 2012
  • First Class Degree, BA with Honours in Theatre and Performance Studies, The University of Warwick, 2007 - 10
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