Elin Schofield

Director | Writer | Movement Director

 Theatrical Work 

 

 Directing 

Scissors by Chris Bush                                                                                                   Jun -Jul 2022

Sheffield Theatres 

Polko by Angus Harrison                                                                                               Postponed due to Covid-19

VAULT Festival 2022                                                                   

The Queen's Head by Katherine Kotz                                                                         Apr 2021

Part of The Motherhood Project

Streamed by Battersea Arts Centre

 

Overdue by Paul Bateson                                                                                              Oct - Nov 2020

Wakefield Libraries Tour

Screwdriver by Elin Schofield and Eve Cowley                                                         Various dates 2020 - 2022

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)                       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                                                                                         Various dates 2018 – 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                                                                                           Various dates 2015 – 2017
Royal Exchange Theatre; New Diorama; Theatre Delicatessen; 
Camden People’s Theatre

 Staff, Associate and Assistant Directing 

LOVE by Alexander Zeldin, directed by Alexander Zeldin                                      Sep 2021 - Nov 2021

European Tour 2021 and 2022

Talent by Victoria Wood, directed by Paul Foster                                                    Jun 2021 -  Jul 2021
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Theatres

Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Schleffer,                                                   Various dates 2018 – 2019

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

hang by debbie tucker green, directed by Taio Lawson                                        Feb 2019 – 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                                           Oct – Nov 2019

Bolton Octagon

 

The Changing Room by Chris Bush, directed by Emily Hutchinson                      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                          Various dates 2014 - 2016

Theatr Clwyd, North Wales 

 

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

                             

 Writing  and Dramaturgy

Sister, Ulita Theatre                                                                                                         Nov 2020 - Present

 

Screwdriver, Lyric Hammersmith (Co-Writer)                                                             Various dates 2019-2022

 

Signals (co-writer), Footprint Theatre                                                                           Various dates 2018-2019

 

Bronze Age, Royal Court Introduction to Playwriting Group                                    Jan 2018

Long listed for the Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018

                                                                                                                                                                         

 

 Company Directing 

 

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

 Training 

Sheffield Theatres’ The Bank Artist Development Scheme                                      Oct 2019 - Jul 2021   

 

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

 Recent Employment Experience 

Resident Director                                                                                                             Dec 2020 - Jul 2021                                        

DCF and United Learning

Script Reader                                                                                                                    Feb 2021

Royal Exchange

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                                                                                                                    Feb 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, DaDaFest, 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 

 

Long listed for the Sir Peter Hall Director Award 2021                                               Royal Theatrical Support Trust

Nominated for the Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund 2021                            Directing Category

Winner of the Bill Cashmore Award 2019                                                                     Lyric Hammermith (for Screwdiver)

Judges’ Commendation for Directing 2016                                                                  NSDF (For Daniel)