This is a photo of Rohan Gotobed. I am a white man in my early twenties with brown curly hair and blue eyes.

Rohan Gotobed

Theatre Director & Writer (he/him)

Welcome to my website. I'm a UK-based dramatist who uses live theatre to introduce audiences to complex and extraordinary characters.

I am the Artistic Director of Dorsetborn, a new theatre company exploring the contemporary Dorset voice.

My influences range from directors like Marianne Elliott or Robert Lepage to the films of Pixar and the paintings of Rembrandt. You can normally find me around Dorset, London, Norfolk or South Wales.

Have a look around and discover more about my work.  

Dorsetborn is an associate company of National Youth Theatre. We are currently developing multiple new productions (with partners including Dorchester Shire Hall and the National Trust) alongside an artist development programme for young artists around Dorset. 


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I'm about to direct a rehearsed reading of Fort, a new play by Tabitha Hayward, at Poole Lighthouse on 15th July.


Georgia and the Iceberg will be touring the South West from February 2023.

Previously, I was the Trainee Director at the Unicorn Theatre for the 2020-21 season, working across digital and socially-distanced spaces on plays for young audiences. Alongside these productions, I also supported the creative engagement department and artistic team.

Here are some of the projects I've helped to bring to life... 

Play Before Birth

Play Before Birth

"Beautiful, experimental... sheer originality."

Last Night in Europe

Last Night in Europe

"Mesmerising... heart-stopping... poignant."

About Lester

About Lester

"The writing and acting were both incredible."

From 2017 until 2021, I was the joint-artistic-director of Coast to Coast. Alongside Molly Harris Farley, we have wanted to empower emerging artists outside London and make new plays exploring the social impact of #MeToo, Brexit, and the Climate Emergency. We created five productions with the support of theatres in Norwich, two also being produced at the Edinburgh Fringe.

As Director: Play Before Birth, Last Night in Europe, About Lester

As Producer: Peddling, Nowt as Queer as Folk