Running the Room: Conversations with Women Theatre Directors

Nick Hern Books just released Running the Room: Conversations with Women Theatre Directors, which features insights from talented directors like Carrie Cracknell, Natalie Abrahami, and Nadia Fall

Our most brilliant, fearless, and creative women directors open the door on their craft, discussing their work in the theatre in intimate and illuminating detail.

Through a series of fascinating conversations with many of the leading talents working on British stages, Running the Room explores what it takes to succeed in the field, and how each director approaches the work in their own way.

Each interview focuses on a particular facet of the director's practice, examining not just the 'how' – how to talk to actors, how to create the right rehearsal environment, how to handle cuts and previews, how to work with a living playwright – but also the 'why': why certain approaches work better than others, why there's no 'right' way to direct a play, and why work in theatre anyway?

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