Ms Caroline Hadley

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About me

Caroline trained as an actor at Drama Centre, London, and gained her BA at Birmingham University where she remained for six years as Visiting Lecturer and Director on both BA Drama and Theatre Arts, and MA Playwriting Studies.  Her specialised teaching areas are Actor Training, and Avant Garde/Experimental Theatre.  As a Theatre Director she has directed both nationally and internationally, and has led masterclass workshops and presented papers at conferences in the UK, Russia, Italy, Belgium, and Belarus.  Caroline is a Trustee for Circomedia (Centre for Contemporary Circus with Physical Theatre), is External Examiner for East 15 Acting School,​ and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  

Area of expertise

Actor Training; Theatre Directing; Avant-Garde Theatre; Experimental Performance

As Director/Associate Director/Assistant Director Productions include: 

'Tis Pity She's a Whore John Ford - Tobacco Factory Theatre and Redgrave Theatre, Bristol; Salisbury Playhouse; New End Theatre, Oxford; Edinburgh Festival.

'Tis Pity She's a Whore John Ford - Teatralny Koufar, Minsk, Belarus

Out in the Garden  Carolyn Scott Jeffs - Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh; Finborough Theatre, London              

Tarnished Angel  Carolyn Scott-Jeffs - Finborough Theatre, London

Henna Night  Amy Rosenthal - Chelsea Theatre, London

Hijra   ​Ash Kotak - Bush Theatre, London; Plymouth Theatre Royal

Flamingos  ​Jonathan Hall - Bush Theatre, London

The Graduate  Terry Johnson - Gielgud Theatre, London

The One   David Hale - Soho Theatre and Finborough Theatre, London

Dancing on Dangerous Ground Jean Butler/Colin Dunne - Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

Conferences and Festivals include:

Paper:  Revisiting the Historic Avant-Garde:  Imagination, Creativity and Conscience for 21st Century ​University Theatre Performance – I.U.T.A. World Congress:  'Theatre and University in the XXI Century', Moscow Open Theatre, Moscow, Russia

Paper:  'Tis Pity She's a Whore':  An English Revenge Tragedy on the International Stage – I.U.T.A. World Congress:  'Theatre and Pedagogy', De Montford University, Leicester.

Director:  U.K. entry to Teatralny Koufar International Student Theatre Festival, Belarus State University, Minsk, Belarus:  ''Tis Pity She's a Whore' by John Ford.  

Member of the Grand Jury – Teatralny Koufar: Belarus State University International Student Festival, Minsk, Belarus.

Workshop – Strasberg's Song and Movement Exercise Teatralny Koufar Festival, Minsk, Belarus.

Paper – Liberating Expression or Affirming Fears:  Strasberg's Psychophysical Approach paper given at 'Actors in University Theatre:  Then and Now' I.U.T.A. Conference,  University of Urbino, Italy.

Workshop – Strasberg's Song and Movement Exercise – I.U.T.A. Conference,  University of Urbino Italy.

Paper -  Mrs Robinson, a Theatre Director and the Continued Rise of the Commercial Theatre Producer paper given at 'The Director in the Theatre World' I.F.T.R.Conference, Alexandrinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia.

 Chair (invited) - Kazan, Mielziner, and Williams:  The Process of Theatrical Negotiations – Julia Listengarten; Silvio D'Amico and the Emergence of the Director in the Italian Theatre – Stanley Longman; The Director's Double Brain and Seven Fingers – John Andreasen -  at 'The Director in the Theatre World' I.F.T.R. Conference, Alexandrinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia.



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