Audrey Sheffield

I’m a freelance theatre director, and for the past 7 years have enjoyed juggling consistent Associate/Assistant Directing work alongside my own directing projects.

I’m a mum of 3 – so very familiar with that juggle too, and all related issues of working in theatre and having a family.

My recent directing includes new plays and projects at the Tricycle, Arcola, Finborough, NT Studio, Park Theatre and Theatre503. Associate/Assistant Directing has included productions at the Old Vic, National Theatre, RSC, Hampstead and in the West End.

Fascinated with all things writing and dramaturgy, I am passionate about honest, new work, people and inclusivity.
Part of the readers’ panel at the National Theatre, I also work as Co-facilitator for their NT New Views playwriting programme for young people. I’ve been one of the National Theatre Connections Directors, as well as Lead Facilitator on varied projects for the National Theatre, Old Vic, Almeida, RSC and Tricycle.

I bring to the board my insight as a female director with a family, as well as my experience of collaborations with emerging and established playwrights, a commitment to theatre-making with young people and the community, and a strong voice for those working as Assistant/Associate Directors in subsidised and commercial theatre.