I'm a Theatre Director and Artist. I make work between theatre, performance, live art, dance and whatever feels right.
I am from the Black Country and based in London.
Civilisation will tour in 2020/2021.
As an assistant director, I have worked on 3 of Ivo van Hove's english language productions. I have also assisted Tim Crouch, Joe Hill-Gibbins and Simon McBurney.
My training is a culmination of time spent on the National Theatre Studio Director's Course, The Jerwood Assistant Director Program at the Young Vic, Uri Roodner's Contemporary Theatre course at East 15 Acting School and Dartington College of Arts.
I was a JMK Award finalist in 2016, a Genesis Future Directors Award finalist in 2017 and 2019, and an RTST Sir Peter Hall Directors Award finalist in 2018.
jwoodcockstewart (at) gmail (dot) com
Complex, raw and insensibly smart, I could watch it forever.
KATE WYVER, THE GUARDIAN on CIVILISATION
Really funny, mightily moving
FERGUS MORGAN, TIME OUT on LANDS
There is real pleasure in seeing a show that plays with ambiguities through form. Where the images it presents are layered and strange. It’s often this work that turns out to be the most rewarding, it is the work that rumbles around in your head long after it’s over.
LYN GARDNER, THE STAGE on CIVILISATION