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Lata Nobes

Theatre Director Composer Musician

I see theatre as an opportunity to bring people together and highlight the many injustices and absurdities in the lives we lead - political things like the rat-race of the capitalist system, financial inequalities, and a botched response to a pandemic - and universal things like mortality, sexuality, and the burden of having a body.

My theatre is visceral, gritty and unapologetic. My practise is text-based and I direct both new and old plays - I try to alternate.

I am committed to working on accessible performances. This is political as well as highly creative, considered from the very beginning of my creative process. I have experience directing integrated BSL for the Royal Shakespeare Company, writing closed captioning, and in access consultancy. In 2022 I was one of 50 women named by Women Beyond The Box as leading neurodivergent creatives in the UK.



My productions always have music and the auditory at their core, and I often make sound design for my own work. This has recently included for 'The Mozart Question', a play about the orchestra at Auschwitz, and '12', an intense two-hander about a toxic relationship as a metaphor for the climate crisis. I directed 12 for the Greenhouse Theatre, a zero-waste venue - giving me experience of making truly sustainable theatre: a practice I intend to continue in my work.

Credits

DIRECTOR, The Mozart Question, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, 1 week, 2019
DIRECTOR, Twelfth Night, Greenwich Theatre Studio, 1 week, 2019
DIRECTOR, Alice in Wonderland, Simply Theatre / Millers Theatre Zurich, 1 week, 2019
DIRECTOR, Richard III, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, 1 week, 2018
DIRECTOR, Not About Heroes, Lion and Unicorn and JDP Auditorium Oxford, 1 week, 2016
DIRECTOR, Amadeus, Oxford Playhouse Burton-Taylor Studio, 1 week, 2016
DIRECTOR, The Importance of Being Earnest, Jaqueline Du Pre Auditorium, 1 week, 2015


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, Babybox, Sleepless Theatre / York Theatre Royal, 2 days, 2019
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CRIPtic Pit Party, CRIPtic arts / Barbican Pit, 3 days, 2021

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Wars of the Roses, RSC / Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 3 months, 2022
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Henry VI: Rebellion, RSC / Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 3 months, 2022
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Macbeth, Lazarus Theatre co. / Greenwich Theatre, 3 weeks, 2020
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Hedda Gabler, Lazarus Theatre co. / Greenwich Theatre, 3 weeks, 2020
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Salome, Lazarus Theatre co. / Greenwich Theatre, 3 weeks, 2019
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Girls Like That, GLYPT / Tramshed 1 week, 2019
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Ovation / Upstairs at the Gatehouse, 8 weeks, 2018-19

Training

Young Vic Introduction to Directing, 2017
London Bubble Young Theatre Makers, 2018
Albany Young Creatives, 2018
Young director, The Other Place Young Artist Festival, Cardiff 2016

Location

London

Experience

2-5 years

Art forms / Disciplines

  • Literature
  • Live art
  • Multi-disciplinary / cross art form
  • Music
  • Opera
  • Radio/Audio
  • Theatre / Live perfomance

What I do

  • Access consultancy (including BSL, audio-description and neurodiversity)
  • Creative Access
  • Devising
  • Directing
  • Dramaturgy
  • Facilitating
  • Music - Can learn by ear
  • Music - Can Read
  • Music - Plays Instruments
  • Music - Singing
  • Music Composition
  • Outdoor performance
  • Performing
  • Site Responsive/Immersive
  • Sound Design
  • Teaching / Coaching
  • Theatre making
  • Working with Deaf artists
  • Working with Deaf non-professional adults / children
  • Working with disabled artists
  • Working with disabled non-professional adults / children
  • Working with learning disabled adults / children
  • Working with learning disabled artists
  • Working with young people
  • Working with young people with special educational needs
  • Working within a Community / with community participants
  • Workshopping & Development
  • Writing

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