Our Team

HEATHER WARD
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

Heather is a Director, Writer and Producer with a desire to create current, innovative and inspirational theatre, and to provide creative opportunities for others.

Heather trained at the University of Kent graduating in 2009 with a Masters in Directing, and also trained in Directing at The Central School of Speech and Drama, and LISPA in Berlin.

From 2012 – 2013 Heather worked with Writers Avenue as the co-Artistic Director & Producer helping to drive the company forward, and directed and produced sellout productions including FITNESS FREAKS (Pleasance Theatre, 2013), CELEBWRITE! (Soho Theatre, 2012), 7 (Pleasance Theatre, 2012) and OBSIDERE in THE FIRST 20 MINUTES (Soho Theatre 2011 and Pleasance Theatre 2012).  With The Directors Club, the club for directors that she founded in 2015, she has produced and directed THE INTERVIEW (Leicester Square Theatre, 2015), NO U-TURN (Pleasance Theatre, 2016), DRAFTS (Southwark Playhouse, 2016), THE SECRET LIFE OF SALLY (Southwark Playhouse, 2016), FREE (Southwark Playhouse, 2017), NOTHING TO DECLARE (Southwark Playhouse, 2017) , YOU’RE INVITED (Southwark Playhouse, 2017) and WHAT IS LOVE? (Southwark Playhouse, 2018) and ? (Southwark Playhouse, 2018)

Heather also curated and produces the hit show MAKE THE CUT at St James Theatre, an ongoing event.

Heather directed sellout production AFFAIRS by Rob Young at The Camden People’s Theatre in March 2014, which received four star reviews.  She also worked for the Queens Theatre for four years, and has directed plays such as CHATROOM by Enda Walsh (2010) and MARKET BOY by David Eldridge (2011).  Heather has also produced and directed performances for arts festivals across London, including 9 PARTS OF DESIRE by Heather Raffo, at the Arts 4 Human Rights Festival, London.

In 2015 Heather was the Assistant Director to Mel Hillyard on THE LATE HENRY MOSS at The Southwark Playhouse which received four and five star reviews.

YARIT DOR
ASSOCIATE ARTIST

Yarit trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Rose Bruford College (MA) and LISPA (2yr Advanced Jacques Lecoq devising practice). Additional training with Philippe Gaulier (Le Jeu & Clown), Fabio Mangolini (Commedia & Masks), John Wright and The Laban Guild. She is a certified stage combat teacher with The British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat, an Associate Tutor of RADA, associate artist of The Director’s Cut Theatre Company, a co-founder of Theatrical Intimacy and is also Shakespeare’s Globe Ensemble Associate Artist.

Previous Fight and / or Movement work: Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe), Hamlet (Shakespeare’s Globe), As You Like It (Shakespeare’s Globe), Three Sisters (Arrows & Traps Theatre Company); One Man Two Guvnors (Trinity Theatre); Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare in the Squares); Assata Taught Me (The Gate); Macbeth (ImmerCity Theatre); The Iphigenia Quartet (The Gate); Disgraced (English Theatre Frankfurt); Dark Tourism (Park Theatre) and Macbeth (RIFT Theatre).

 includes: dancer-dramaturge for Hagit Yakira Dance Company 2007-2010.

www.yarit-dor.com

SASKIA VAN ‘T HOFF
ASSOCIATE ARTIST AND STAGE MANAGER

Saskia is a director and stage manager, and has worked with theatre companies in the Netherlands, London, and Sydney.

She was a long-standing member of a theatre company in the Netherlands, writing, producing, and performing plays, before moving to London in 2014. In 2016 Saskia directed her first full-length play, THERE HAS POSSIBLY BEEN AN INCIDENT, for KDC Theatre.

Saskia has stage managed productions for Director’s Cut at Leicester Square Theatre, The Pleasance Theatre, The Southwark Playhouse, and St James Theatre, and for KDC Theatre at The Pleasance Theatre on THE RADIUM GIRLS. In Sydney, she was stage manager for New Theatre where she worked on AFTER THE DANCE in 2017 and FUCKING MEN in 2018.

Saskia continues to hone her skills by taking a variety of courses at drama schools such as the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and NIDA in Sydney. She moved back to London in 2018 and continues to create with Director’s Cut Theatre Company as associate artist.

CAROLINE WARD
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Caroline is a London based actress, writer and headshot photographer. She has assisted Director’s Cut Theatre with all productions and graphic design work since the launch of the company.

Caroline studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and alongside working with Director’s Cut Theatre Company and acting, has gone on to write and produce various short films and theatre pieces. For more information please visit:

Acting: SPOTLIGHT
Headshot Photography: www.carolinewardphotography.com

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