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 theatremaker who uses live theatre to introduce audiences to complex and extraordinary characters.

In 2022 I am forming DORSETBORN, a company focused on creating new plays within Dorset that resonate with local communities and speak to wider audiences. Our first productions will be announced soon. 

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.  

Currently:

I've just assisted Justin Audibert on the world premiere of 'The Child in the Snow', a ghost story adapted by Piers Torday for Wilton's Music Hall. 

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... 

Since 2017, I have been 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. Since then, we have 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

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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."