Leah is a freelance director. She is passionate about keeping theatre moving, loves seeing bodies in space and working with amazing multi-talented artists that can move, speak, sing and play. She is particularly excited to be directing Love, Genius and a Walk having grown up with a mother who is a child psychotherapist and then married a composer. She is Artistic Director of Boy Who Cried Theatre company, established to create historically-based devised theatre told through narrative, music, and movement.
Shows include Animal Adventure (Alyth Gardens, 2017), My Barking Dog (New End Theatre, 2016), Bird With A Tale (Tristan Bates, 2016), Children of the Ghetto (Jewish Museum, 2014), The Chicago Cowboy (Rosemary Branch, 2013), Adult Child Dead Child (Etcetera Theatre, 2010), Vex (Hackney Empire, 2009), Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite (Etcetera Theatre and Edinburgh Festival, 2007), Little Red Riding Hood (Edinburgh Festival 2006).
Leah has an MA in Cultural and Creative Industries and has trained with a wide range of theatre practitioners. This includes the Year Out Drama Company, the Central School of Speech and Drama, and with inspiring professionals such as John Wright (mask work), Rosemary Brandt (Laban), Mick Barnfather (Ensemble and Clown), Susanna Alcantud (Le Jeu) and Simone Tani (Mask and Trance).
Leah worked with contemporary circus producers Crying Out Loud and is an experienced educational facilitator, having taught improvisation at Mountview Theatre School, led workshops with young offenders and delivered drama sessions in schools.