Artistic Director at the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres, Gemma Bodinetz gave an intimate Masterclass in the Stalls Bar of the Theatre Royal Haymarket. It was a great opportunity for budding directors and theatremakers to ask questions and receive honest feedback in what was our final Masterclass of 2016.
About GemmaGemma Bodinetz took up her post as Artistic Director for the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse in September 2003. She has since directed The Kindness of Strangers, The Mayor of Zalamea, Intemperance and Macbeth at the Everyman; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Lady of Leisure, All My Sons, Tartuffe, The Hypochondriac, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Misanthrope and Educating Rita at the Playhouse and Yellowman on tour.
In March 2014 the new Everyman opened to great acclaim and Gemma directed its opening production of Twelfth Night.
Gemma was previously an Associate Director at Hampstead Theatre, having started her career at the Royal Court. She left the Royal Court to assist Harold Pinter on The Caretaker, returning to co-direct Hush with Max Stafford-Clark.
Gemma’s numerous productions include: Caravan and A Buyers Market (The Bush Theatre); Yard Gal and Breath Boom (The Royal Court, London); Meat (Plymouth Theatre Royal); Hamlet (Bristol Old Vic); Luminosity (RSC); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Four Knights in Knaresborough (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Paper Husband, Chimps, English Journeys, Snake, Death Of Cool, Hand in Hand and After the Gods (Hampstead Theatre); Shopping and Fucking (New York Theatre Workshop) and Closer to Heaven (West End). Her production of Jonathan Harvey’s Guiding Star premiered at the Liverpool Everyman in 1998, before transferring to the Royal National Theatre.