Who am I?

My name is Rohan.

My pronouns are he/him.

I am a director and writer from Dorset.

I want to make theatre that seems cerebral - until it breaks your heart.

As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to tell stories. When I was twelve years old, I played Young Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This was my introduction to the industry, and my experience has shaped the way I look at the world, and the theatre I am determined to make.

I think there is a distinction between the personality that is attached to you, and the humanity that is found within yourself. I'm interested in exploring the grey area between these notions to find the truth of any character and play.

At the moment, my work is focused on reimagining history in the present tense, sensitively handling historical figures with the same elasticity as we treat the literary canon. 

My process is influenced by the practices of Marianne Elliott, Mike Leigh, Robert Lepage, and Sidney Lumet. As a writer, I am equally inspired by Annie Baker, Chekhov, and Brecht.

So far in my journey, I have mainly worked on new writing and plays for young audiences. In the future I'd love to collaborate with other artists and create plays that are visually stunning, intellectually stimulating, and have something to say about living in the UK in the 21st Century.

In 2016 I started studying English & Drama at UEA.

They taught me about the history of theatre.

Joan Littlewood. The Wooster Group. 

We made new plays and argued over old ones.

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In 2017 I became Vice President of Minotaur Theatre Company and founded Minotaur in Conversation, supporting early-career artists at UEA through workshops with artists like Robert Icke and Lucy Kirkwood.

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In 2018 I created About Lester, our first production as Coast to Coast. Angels and Devils fought over the soul of a disgraced movie star.

We raised money for charity and were invited to join the NSDF Festival Company. 

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In 2019 I moved to London to train at Birkbeck as part of their MFA programme. This included a placement at Drama Centre, working with their BA acting students.

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In 2020 I became the Trainee Director at the Unicorn Theatre, assisting on projects such as 'Marvin's Binoculars', 'Story Seekers', 'Grimm Tales', and 'Attack of the Wolfdogs'.

In 2021 I continued working at the Unicorn, also assisting on projects at the National Theatre, Central School of Speech and Drama,

and Wilton's Music Hall. 

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In 2022... 

               Coming Soon.

I have also been involved with the following organisations...

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