Award-Winning Theatre Director Nancy Meckler Lifts The Curtain On The Directing Process in Notes From The Rehearsal Room

Nancy Meckler’s new book Notes From The Rehearsal Room: A Director’s Process has been published by Bloomsbury in their Methuen Drama ‘Theatre Makers’ series. The book takes us inside the collaborative space of the rehearsal room as Nancy shares tried and tested ‘tools’ to bring a play to life, as well as bringing us into her world through insightful experiences and thrilling anecdotes about some of theatre’s most respected actors and plays.

Nancy’s incredible theatre career has spanned over five decades. She was the first woman to direct at The National Theatre with Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? and has directed some of theatre’s most well known plays, from Shakespeare to Chekhov and Brecht. She was also the former artistic director of Shared Experience, Associate Director of The Hampstead Theatre, and has worked with many of the great 20th century playwrights including Sam Shepard, Pam Gems and Edward Albee. She has also directed two feature films, Sister My Sister, with Julie Walters, and Martin Sherman’s Alive and Kicking.