Roy Alexander Weise is the Joint Artistic Director of Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre, an Associate Artist at the Donmar Warehouse and tutor at Open Door.
Current and forthcoming productions include Antigone: Burial At Thebes (Lyric Hammersmith) and Sucker Punch (Stratford East).
His theatre credits include Master Harold And The Boys (National Theatre), Black Dick (Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, US), Luminosity (Manchester Met), The Trick (Bush Theatre and UK Tour), Nine Night (National Theatre & West End), Dead Don’t Floss (National Theatre), The Dark (Fuel Theatre), The Mountaintop (Young Vic and UK Tour), Br’er Cotton (Theatre 503), Heretic Voices (Arcola Theatre), Jekyll And Hyde (National Youth Theatre), The Ugly One (Park Theatre), Zero For The Young Dudes (Young & Talented in association with NT Connections), Primetime (Royal Court) and Stone Face (Finborough Theatre).
Roy was the 19th annual winner of the James Menzies-Kitchin Award. He had previously worked as a trainee director at the Royal Court, been the BBC Theatre Fellow at Bush and the Lyric Hammersmith, Associate Artist at Harts Theatre Company, Lead Acting Tutor at Young & Talented and Associate Director at The Red Room. Roy was nominated at the 2018 Evening Standard Awards for the ‘Emerging Talent’ Award.
We ask for a photo and CV just to determine that participants are within our age remit (16-30), and so that we can select a diverse mix of young people at different stages of their careers. A diverse range of young people also makes it a more interesting group for the Master/session leaders!
We'll send you an email whenever a new Masterclass is announced - this will be with an actor, director, playwright or other theatre professional. All our masterclasses are free, so when we announce a session that you'd like to come along to, just book yourself a place!
We are based at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London. Most of our in-person Masterclasses are held here, but if for any reason a session will be held somewhere else, we will let you know. For directions to the Theatre, please see here.
You will receive an email from us confirming your booking - make sure you pop the time & date in your diary! If you haven’t received an email from us then have a look in your junk folder, and double-check that you’ve booked by returning to the members' area.
If bookings are open online, everyone who books a place is welcome to attend, to sit and listen to the Masterclass and ask questions when suitable. For many of our Masterclasses, there is also the opportunity to take part in a practical element. It will always state on the event webpage how to apply to take part - often it is to just send us an email with your details.
Some of our Masterclasses are application only, as they are small practical workshops held in smaller spaces, such as the Stalls Bar. All the details of how to apply for a closed workshop will be on the individual event page.
If you applied to take part and haven't heard back from us, this means unfortunately you haven't been selected as one of the participants for this session. We try and give as many people with a wide variety of backgrounds and at different stages of their career the opportunity to participate, so please do not be disheartened. You may be selected for future workshops so please do keep applying!
We understand that sometimes things come up that mean you can’t attend the Masterclass that you’ve booked onto. That is absolutely fine, just please remember to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you won’t be coming. We are currently trialling a two strike system - if you do not attend (without cancelling) for two events, you will have to pay £10 for future masterclasses.
On the morning of the event, we’ll send you a digital handout containing all of the details and anything else you’ll need to know about the event.
Just come to the sign-in desk in the foyer of the Theatre Royal Haymarket (unless stated otherwise) around 15 minutes before the start time listed on the website.
If you are running late, please let us know as latecomers may not be admitted. We also sometimes host post-Masterclass networking drinks, so make sure to hang around for a bit afterwards and meet your fellow Masterclass Members!