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Zoe Lafferty

Zoe Lafferty

TheatreCraft 2016: Zoe Lafferty, Theatre Director

Published 3 November 2016

TheatreCraft, London’s largest free event for 16-25 year olds seeking non-performance careers in theatre returns on Monday 14 November.

This week we spoke to theatre director Zoe Lafferty, an Associate Director at The Freedom Theatre in Palestine, a director with The Old Vic 12 and Creative Producer at the human rights theatre company Ice & Fire.

Her recent work includes No More Page 3 and The Keepers Of Infinite Space at Park Theatre and The Siege (Nottingham Playhouse/The Lowry/The Tron/Birmingham Rep/BAC/Lakeside Theatre/The Cut/The Freedom Theatre). Most recently Zoe directed Queens Of Syria, which ran at the Young Vic before completing a national tour.

Zoe will be giving a workshop on Art, Identity and Activism at TheatreCraft 2016. To find out more and to register, visit theatrecraft.org.

The company of Queens Of Syria (Photo: Vanja Karas)

An average day for me involves:

This week involves being in rehearsal each day 9-5 directing, then in the evenings going to previews and a press night for a new show I am co-producing, and I am also doing a talk at Essex University and a panel discussion for Border Crossings. And all in-between endless emails!

The people I work with mostly are:

Actors, writers and the production team. I also work with journalists, activists, film makers and the occasional politician…

The best part of my day is usually:

A dream day would be researching for a new idea.

I usually finish work at:

Anytime between 6pm – 11pm.

The most glamorous part of my job is:

Positive response about a new show.

The least showbiz part of my job is:


The advice I’d give to anyone wanting to do my job would be to:

Make the work that you feel passionate about and have a good plan of action on how you can earn enough money to survive in the first few years.


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