Simon Kane

Freelance Theatre Director & Assistant/Resident Director

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  • LocationLondon, Barnet, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Freelance Theatre Director & Resident/Assistant Director I am a theatre professional experienced in directing, assistant directing, running workshops with developing artists and schools, producing, project management and marketing. I currently work with a number of different theatres on various projects, along with running my own company, OddFlock.

Skills

 

  • Theatre
  • Musical Theatre
  • Directing
  • Drama
  • Producing
  • Plays

Work history

Currently

Freelance Theatre Director

Oddflock Theatre

May 2013
  • Set up my own theatre company. Directed three-week run of the 4-star SITTING WITH THISTLE at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre in October 2013. Directed workshop performance of THE BALTIMORE WALTZ at Chickenshed Theatre in July 2014, currently being taken further for a professional London run. Previously directed SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE. Ran variety nights at Paper Dress Vintage to fundraise for the company. Lead workshops in schools focussing on approaches to text and devising.

Currently

Visiting Director & Workshop Facilitator

Theatre on the River

Jun 2014
  • Lead workshops and teach LAMDA acting exam classes for ages 7+.

Currently

Assistant Director

Curve Theatre

Dec 2014
  • Assistant Director on the musical adaptation of Sue Towsend's THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13 3/4. Helping to rehearse and maintain the performances of three groups of children on rotation, alongside an adult company.

2014

Assistant Director

Sell a Door Theatre Company

Sep 2014 - Nov 2014
  • Assistant Director on the Hong Kong transfer of SEUSSICAL, previously having run at the Arts Theatre, London.

2014

Assistant Director

Youth Music Theatre UK

Sep 2012 - Jul 2014
  • Helped to project manage the programme of the UK’s largest youth music theatre company. Assistant Director on SOUL MUSIC (Rose Theatre Kingston) and THE DROWNING POND (The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen). Responsible for preparing and leading understudy runs, as well as handling of puppetry.

2014

Assistant Director

Runaway Entertainment

Feb 2014 - May 2014
  • Assisted on the UK premiere of the Tony Award winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS at Southwark Playhouse, starring Olivier Award Winner David Bedella. Duties included assisting with rehearsals, research, character work, production and noting runs.

2014

Resident Director

Charing Cross Theatre

Sep 2013 - Mar 2014
  • Worked on LOST BOY, a dark musical sequel to Peter Pan based around WWI, starring Olivier Award nominee Andrew C Wadsworth. Premiered at Finborough Theatre, before an eleven week run at Charing Cross Theatre. Assistant Director in rehearsals, before becoming Resident Director throughout the run, maintaining the show on the director’s behalf and rehearsing recasts and understudies.

2013

Assistant Director

Theatre Uncut

Aug 2013 - Nov 2013
  • Worked as Assistant Director to Emma Callander (Associate Director of Traverse Theatre) on the 2013 flagship production of THEATRE UNCUT at the Young Vic. Duties included research, assisting with rehearsals, aiding discussions, writing blog entries and assisting stage management.

2013

Assistant Director

Secret Love UK Tour

Aug 2013 - Sep 2013
  • Worked on Phil Willmott’s touring musical SECRET LOVE, about the life and songs of Doris Day.

2013

Production Intern

Battersea Arts Centre

Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
  • Worked alongside the producers on their full range of programmes. Duties included planning and developing productions at the BAC and in schools, dramaturgical and administrative support. Led on the Freshly Scratched Festival, which had over 165 applications.

2012

Assistant Director & Producer

Crow Theatre

Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
  • Assisted the director and producer on the site specific JACK THE RIPPER'S LONDON.

2012

Drama Department Head & Theatre Director

Camps Airy Louise

May 2010 - Jul 2012
  • Worked at a summer camp in Maryland, USA. Responsible for drama program, teaching, staff and all uses of the theatre. Directed shows including GUYS AND DOLLS, ROBIN HOOD and JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. Previously Assistant Department Head and Assistant Director.

2012

Production Assistant

College-conservatory of Music

Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
  • Exchange student working as a Production Assistant on THE RAKE'S PROGRESS. Shadowed on US National Tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY.

2011

Production Intern

Finborough Theatre

Mar 2011 - Apr 2011
  • Worked in a professional London fringe theatre. Assisted with stage management duties, lighting, front of house tasks and publicity.

2006

Production Intern

Arts Depot

May 2006 - May 2006
  • Tasks included administration, box office duties and assisting classes.

Education

2012

BA(Hons) Drama

University of Bristol

Sep 2009 - May 2012
  • Drama - Theatre, Film, Television As part of my degree I completed an industrial placement at College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), USA, working on a range of productions including THE RAKE'S PROGRESS.

2009

Gcses A Levels

Southgate School

Aug 2002 - May 2009
  • A Levels Drama & Theatre Studies - A Music - A English Literature - A Philosophy & Ethics - A (AS Level) GCSEs English Literature - A* English Language - A* Maths - A Science (Double Award) - A*A* Religious Studies - A Music - A* Drama - A French - A* Geography - A* ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory - Merit Trinity Guildhall Grade 8 Individual Acting Skills - Distinction