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Sinéad Rushe is a theatre director and acting coach. She trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama London, following a degree in English and French at Trinity College Dublin and a DEA at University of Paris 8 and the Ecole Normale Supérieure. She is the author of Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique: A Practitioner’s Guide (Bloomsbury 2019) and co-translator into French, with Sarah Hirschmuller, of four plays by Howard Barker (Editions Théâtrales). She is co-director of Michael Chekhov UK, Faculty Council member of Michael Chekhov Association USA (MICHA) and patron of Living Pictures theatre company in Wales. She gives masterclasses and talks worldwide on acting, the Michael Chekhov technique and Meyerhold’s Biomechanics and offers regular coaching at Creative Actor Training.

Directing credits include:

Who’s There?, Wyatt Theatre Davis, a reworking of Hamlet, as Granada Artist in Residence 2024, Othello, Riverside Studios London, with Iago played by an ensemble of 3 actors (WhatsOnStage nominee for Best Off West End Productions & Offie nominee 2024 for Best Performance Ensemble); AntigoneNOW, a performance film created as Granada Artist-in-Residence, UCDavis, USA, selected for Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre, School of Sound, Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, SPE Media Film Festival; Loaded, Old Rep Birmingham, developed at Choreodrome, The Place Theatre London; Concert, The Pit, Barbican, Baryshnikov Arts Centre, New York & international tour (Gradam Comharcheoil TG4 2018 Award-Winner/New York Bessie Award Nominee); Night Just Before the Forests, Macau Arts Festival, China; Diary of a Madman, Sherman Cymru, Wales & international tour (Welsh Theatre Critics Best Actor/British Council Award); Out of Time, The Pit, Barbican, Baryshnikov Arts Centre & international tour (Olivier and Dance Critic’s Circle Award Nominee).