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STEF O’DRISCOLL

THEATRE DIRECTOR & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF NABOKOV

Stef O’Driscoll is a theatre director and was previously the Associate Director at Paines Plough and at the Lyric Hammersmith.She is the current Artistic Director of nabokov, a company who celebrates the infinite array of lives and stories of our nation.

Stef grew up in South London and found somewhere local, Ovalhouse Theatre, to develop and grow, before then studying drama at St Mary’s University - back when her fees where still paid for by the government.

She thankfully found plays that she felt spoke to her and mirrored her own experiences, and was particularly drawn to Rebecca Prichard’s ‘Yard Gal’, a play about two Hackney teenagers. It showed her a world she could relate to, and showed her that her role in theatre would be to tell those stories and support people to tell those stories.

Stef’s Credits include:

For Paines Plough: ISLAND TOWN by Simon Longman, STICKS AND STONES by Vinay Patel, WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK by Sabrina Mahfouz, HOPELESSLY DEVOTED by Kate Tempest, BLISTER by Laura Lomas.

For nabokov: LAST NIGHT by Benin City (Roundhouse/Latitude) BOX CLEVER by Monsay Whitney (Marlowe Theatre/Roundabout), STORYTELLING ARMY (Brighton Festival) and SLUG by Sabrina Mahfouz (Latitude).

Other Director credits: YARD GAL by Rebecca Prichard – Winner Fringe Report Awards for Best Fringe Production 2009 (Oval House), A TALE FROM THE BEDSIT by Paul Cree (Roundhouse/Bestival), A GUIDE TO SECOND DATE SEX and WHEN WOMEN WEE (Underbelly/Soho).