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Trilby read Drama at Bristol University before completing the three-year Acting Course at RADA. She has worked extensively as an actor in theatre and television. In 2000 she also began working as a freelance director and teacher at several leading drama schools including RADA, where she is now an associate teacher. She has been a script reader and dramaturg for Kali Theatre Company, directed Stateless by Subika Anwar for Kali at The Tristan Bates Theatre and has directed several play-readings for their 'Talkback' seasons. Other directing projects have included A Cold Season in Calcutta by Elizabeth Kuti at The Mercury Theatre Colchester and Pop by Shivaun Woolfson at The Tristan Bates Theatre and JW3 Centre. She has also edited the Contemporary Monologues and Contemporary Duologues books in the Good Auditions Guides series from Nick Hern Books. Upcoming projects include a new play by Jess Tucker Boyd which has been supported by Actors East, and a new work resulting from a collaboration between Elizabeth Kuti and Shelley King which will explore the history and diaspora of Anglo Indians across the globe.