Elin Schofield

Director | Writer | Movement Director

 Training 

Sheffield Theatres’ The Bank Artist Development Scheme                                      Oct 2019 - Present   

 

Introduction to Directing Course (invite only)                                                              May 2020

National Theatre Studio 

Led by Katie Mitchell 

Writing Group                                                                                                                    Apr 2018 - Apr 2019

Sheffield Theatres

Making Work with Young People                                                                                  Jan 2018

Company 3

Introduction to Playwriting Group                                                                                 Nov 2017 - Jan 2018

Royal Court

 

The University of Sheffield:                                                                                             Sep 2013 - Jun 2016

BA (Hons) in English and Theatre 'First Class'

Awarded the Dr. Maisie Glass Prize for Outstanding Attainment


      

 Theatrical Work 

 

 Directing 

The Queen's Head by Katherine Kotz                                                                          Apr 2021

Part of The Motherhood Project

Streamed by Battersea Arts Centre

 

Overdue by Paul Bateson                                                                                              Sep 2020 - Nov 2020

Wakefield Libraries Tour

Lost Girl by Ella Hardy                                                                                                    Sep 2020 - Present

Streamed by Sheffield Theatres

6/49 by Angus Harrison                                                                                                 Postponed due to Covid-19
VAULT Festival 

Screwdriver by Elin Schofield and Eve Cowley                                                         Feb 2020 and Jun 2021

Lyric Hammersmith and Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Theatres

Party Empire by David Jarman and  Sheffield Theatres'                                           Jan 2020

Young Company (18-25)                                                                               
Crucible Studio, Sheffield Theatres

You and I by Williams and O’Driscoll                                                                            Jul 2019 
Hope Mill Theatre; Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe Festival; 
York Theatre Royal; The Lowry; The Other Palace; 

Theatre Delicatessen

Shoes in Twos by Marcus Bernard                                                                               Mar 2019
Theatre503
       
This is Not a Demo by Sheffield Theatres’ Young Company (18-25)                       Jan 2019 – Jun 2019
Crucible Studio, Sheffield Theatres
                           
The Journey by James Gourlay                                                                                    Oct 2018
Theatre503 

Losing It by Sheffield People’s Theatre Young Company (18-25)                           Jun 2018
Crucible Studio, Sheffield Theatres

Signals by Footprint Theatre                                                                                         May 2018 – Oct 2019
New Diorama; HOME; York Theatre Royal; Crucible Studio;         
The Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Northern Stage;

Latitude Festival

The Belief Project by Footprint Theatre                                                                      Mar 2016
Theatre Delicatessen    

Daniel by Footprint Theatre                                                                                           Mar 2015 – Jun 2017
Royal Exchange Theatre; New Diorama; Theatre Delicatessen; 
Camden People’s Theatre

 Associate and Assistant Directing 

Talent by Victoria Wood, directed by Paul Foster                                                    May 2021 -  July 2021
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Theatres

LOVE by Alexander Zeldin, directed by Alexander Zeldin.                                    Mar 2021 - Jun 2021

Wiener Festwochen

Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Schleffer,                                                   Sep 2018 – Aug 2019

directed by Sally Cookson and Mark Kane                                                               
Leicester Square Theatre and National Tour 2019    

hang by debbie tucker green, directed by Taio Lawson                                        Sep 2018 – Mar 2019
Crucible Studio, Sheffield Theatres

Pop Music by Anna Jordan for Paines Plough, directed by James Grieve          Jun 2018 - Dec 2018
Latitude Festival, Suffolk; Birmingham REP; National Tour    

 Movement Directing/Choreography 

 

Seagulls by Beth Hyland, directed by Lotte Wakeham                                           Sep 2019 – Nov 2019

Bolton Octagon

 

The Changing Room by Chris Bush, directed by Emily Hutchinson                      Dec 2017 - Mar 2018

Crucible Studio, Sheffield Theatres

 

The Snow Queen by Paper Finch Theatre, directed by Joe Bunce                       Dec 2017- Jan 2018

Theatr Clywd, North Wales      

 

The Nutcracker by Paper Finch Theatre, directed by Joe Bunce                          Dec 2014 - Dec 2016

Theatr Clwyd, North Wales 

 

Departures: A Song Cycle by Bunce and Malone, directed by Joe Bunce          Jul 2014 - Jun 2016                                       mac, Birmingham; The Pleasance, Islington   

                             

 Writing  and Dramaturgy

Sister, Ulita Theatre                                                                                                         Nov 2020 - Present

 

Screwdriver, Lyric Hammersmith (Co-Writer)                                                             May 2019 - Mar 2020

 

Signals (co-writer), Footprint Theatre                                                                           Jan 2018 - Oct 2019

Wolves, Sheffield Theatres’ Writers’ Group                                                                 Nov 2017 - Aug 2018

 

Bronze Age, Royal Court Introduction to Playwriting Group                                    Oct 2017 - Jan 2018

Longlisted for the Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018

                                                                                                                                                                         

 

 Company Directing 

 

Footprint Theatre Company Director and Co-Founder                                             Dec 2014 – Feb 2020

 Recent Employment Experience 

Script Reader                                                                                                                    Jan 2021 - Present

Royal Exchange

Resident Director                                                                                                             Dec 2020 - Present                                        

DCF and United Learning

Connections Director                                                                                                      Nov 2020 - Present

NT Connections

Curator of The Amber Trap Rapid Write Response Event                                        May 2019
Theatre503

Lead Facilitator                                                                                                                 Apr 2019 - Present
Old Vic

        

Youth Group Director                                                                                                      Feb 2019 – Aug 2019
Leeds Playhouse

Script Reader                                                                                                                    Jan 2019 – Apr 2019
Sheffield Theatres     

       

Bruntwood Prize Script Reader                                                                                     Dec 2018 - Nov 2019
Royal Exchange Theatre     

       

NSDF Associate                                                                                                               Nov 2018 - Present
National Student Drama Festival

Young Company (18-25) Director                                                                                  Dec 2017 - Feb 2020
Sheffield Theatres     

                   

Director in Residence                                                                                                      Sep 2016 – Mar 2017
Cheltenham College


 

 Workshops 

 

I have led workshops and projects for a variety of organisations including Sheffield Theatres, The Old Vic, Paines Plough, Derby Theatre, Leeds Playhouse, University of Manchester, Enrichment for the Elderly and MENCAP and Gateway. I have experience with young companies, artist development projects, summer schools, dementia friendly work and projects with performers with learning disabilities and/or autism. I am a highly experienced and confident facilitator in primary and secondary school, higher education and further education contexts.

 

 

 Awards 

 

Bill Cashmore Award 2019                                                                                               Lyric Hammermith (for Screwdiver)

Judges’ Commendation for Directing 2016                                                                  NSDF (For Daniel)