Zoe Waterman

I trained at Birkbeck and have worked professionally as a director for ten years, predominantly in regional theatre, including: The Kitchen Sink (The New Vic, Stoke-on-Trent); The Rubenstein Kiss, Amy’s View and After Miss Julie (Nottingham Playhouse); Remarkable Invisible, The Vertical Hour, Enlightenment and Shining City (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick); The Bogus Woman (Theatre by the Lake and UK tour); Swan Song: An Evening of Music and Song (The Swan, RSC); nine pantomimes and numerous shows at drama schools.

Directors have lacked a nurturing and supportive meeting place within the industry and need more opportunities to work together and develop our skills – via networking, peer support and mentoring – I’d love to explore how we can further support this. I’ve been inspired and motivated by how SDUK has brought directors together and believe I can help develop that further. I’m passionate about equality within the industry and am an experienced political campaigner and strong strategic thinker.