On the left side of the image, a white NT Connections logo is on a pink background. On the right is a picture of Abigail Sewell, a black woman with long dark braided hair. She is wearing an orange blazer jacket and is smiling. She is pictured outdoors.
Tue 20 Apr

NT Connections Workshop: Intro to Directing – CPD Workshop

Designed for teachers and youth group leaders, this workshop is a whistle-stop introduction to directing young people with Director and Facilitator Abigail Sewell. In the session you will cover how to approach a script and prepare for directing a production. 

You will also learn practical exercises to engage young people in rehearsals. Participants must be prepared to take on the role of actor and director. By the end of the session you'll have the necessary tools to ensure that you're confident and equipped in the rehearsal room. 

Abigail’s work is driven by the transformative power of storytelling. Her passion lies in reaching new audiences with untold stories that reflect and challenge society. She is motivated by art's potential for collective healing and specialises in working with young people and community groups as a drama facilitator.
Abigail is an Education Associate Practitioner at RSC, an Associate Artist at National Youth Theatre and a Trustee at Young Vic and Represent Theatre.

Venue: wherever you like! (join online)

This workshop is part of the National Theatre Connections Festival 2021, two weeks of online workshops and performances celebrating the theatre-makers of tomorrow. 

This workshop is for teachers and youth leaders interested in directing a production in future. 

It will be taking place on Zoom and will last for approximately 2 hours

Here’s how you access the workshop: 

1. We’ll send you the Zoom ID and password 1 hour before the workshop via email. 
2. Make sure you have a device with Zoom downloaded and you’ve created a FREE account.
3. When it’s time for the workshop to start, log into your Zoom account, input the meeting ID and password, turn on your audio and video camera and wait in the ‘waiting room’ until the host lets you in.

Booking Info


Please note: this workshop is for teachers & youth leaders. 

This workshop will take place on Zoom. Bookers will receive a link to join the workshop via email, at least 1 hour before the start time.