Raising The Game workshop - Theatre Centre: Directing Workshop


Zoom - Online

Date & Time

Thursday 5 August 2021 at 13:30 - 15:00


Leader Opportunity

Theatre Centre: Directing Workshop

Rob Watt




Commissioned in 2020, Birds and Bees is a brand-new show by award-winning writer Charlie Josephine, directed by Rob Watt. It explores urgent themes, such as explicit photos going viral, sex education, being queer and proud, and feeling invisible. Using the text, Rob will share practical exercises he used in the rehearsal room and help Youth Theatre directors practically explore the show’s themes with their groups. 

Rob is a critically acclaimed director, dramaturg and facilitator. He is currently the Artistic Director of Theatre Centre and regularly works with the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. He collaborates with writers, communities, poets, designers to try to make sense of the fractured world we live in. Rob is dedicated to working with young people to help them tell stories, understand how to access theatre and to make risk-taking work. He previously was an Associate for Headlong Theatre, heading up the young people’s team at the National Theatre.


Raising The Game is NAYT’s annual training event for Youth Theatre directions, practitioners and freelancers. This year’s workshops will be held over Zoom. The link to the workshop will be sent out prior to the day. Each workshop has a limited capacity, however if there is enough interest we will offer evening workshops. Each workshop will be recorded and held in the Member’s Area of the NAYT website until the end of August to allow attendees to write up notes.

It is our hope to make these events as accessible as possible, including a subsidised ticket price. If you have access requirements, such as a BSL interpreter or require live transcribing, please get in touch at [email protected].


Full Week (4 workshops)

- £48 for non-members

- £32 for NAYT members

Individual workshops

- £15 for non-Members

- £10 for NAYT Members

This workshop is part of Raising The Game, a week-long series of workshops and webinars for practitioners in the Youth Theatre sector. For more information, visit: https://www.nayt.org.uk/articles/raising_the_game_2021