I am the director for Surprise Party at Mountview’s Catalyst Festival in July. I am also the director for Adventurers Wanted’s stagings of tabletop roleplaying games.
I have worked as a freelance director since 2012; I have also been Resident Assistant Director at Theatre Royal Plymouth 2015-2016 and Laboratory Associate Director at Nuffield Theatres Southampton 2016-2017. Recently I was a guest director for The First Time as Tragedy alongside Tassos Stevens, for Sprint Festival at Camden People’s Theatre in March.
NewsRevue, Canal Cafe, Jan-Feb 2018
Photo credit: Pete Smith
NewsRevue is the longest-running comedy show in the world, with a new director and cast every six weeks. The show is updated every week, with around 1/3 of the sketches and song parodies that it consists of changing every time. I was also writing, choreographing and editing scripts for the show.
Made with: Susannah Austin, Alex Dowding, Emily Jane Kerr, Jack Mosedale, Chazz Redhead, Will Sebag-Montefiore, Katy Richardson, Kieran Stallard, Richard Baker
I Won’t Make It On My Own, NST, Oct 2017
Photo credit: Richard Budd
Devised with the cast and including contributions from people around Southampton, the show combined multiple storylines and gentle interaction to explore how what we make impacts on and reflects our identity, worth and relationships.
Made with: Cassandra Bond, Eleanor Crosswell, Sam Wilde, Joshua Gadsby, Charlie Brown
Inheritance, Plymouth Fringe Festival, May 2016
A one-on-one piece exploring loneliness, connection and the lasting effects others have on our lives, Inheritance involved audiences listening to a recorded monologue whilst interacting with a mute performer.
Audience responses: “Thankyou for the most personal, moving and powerful theatre I’ve ever experienced. I’ve never seen any show like it. It took me somewhere new and left me feeling spoilt and changed.”
“Thankyou so much for Inheritance. Myself and my girlfriend’s hearts were warmed (me) and broken (her).”
A Doll’s House, Jun 2015
Photo credit: Alex Johnston
A non-literal staging of Ibsen’s classic, with a contemporary soundtrack and the play’s alternate ending.
Made with: Greta Gould, Johan Hallstrom, Jason McKell, Jack Hudson, Rachel Handshaw, Grace Smart, Tom Webber
**** ‘A fine and surprising revival […] a bold and seriously smart new version, it speaks of a director and company actively engaged in finding those unexplored places, those pockets of fresh air and ideas, that can still be unearthed in such a well-trodden play.’ Exeunt
‘There is really so much to like about this production […] it constantly feels smartly contemporary [and is] acted with real precision and drive.’ Postcards from the Gods
Object Love, Jan 2015
Photo credit: Hannah Quigley
An exploration of objectum-sexuality, inspired by exclusive interviews with members of the OS community about their relationships with objects.
Made with: Cindy-Jame Armbruster, Michaela Brooks, Harki Bhambra, Grace Smart
**** “There is a stunning beauty in Mashiter’s writing […] she has researched with care and understanding and has written a play that is so delicate and tender […] that one is drawn completely into this production.” The New Current
‘A bold new piece of writing with something to capture the attention of even the most jaded theatregoers.” views from the gods
SPARK, Feb 2014
Photo credit: Maud Young
A reworking of Burger’s classic gothic ballad Lenore, using storytelling, music and magic in an exploration of loneliness, death and love.
Made with: Holly Campbell, Maud Young, Jon Armstrong
**** “Truly mesmerising […] a sense of Gothic horror always in the background.” views from the gods
**** “Reminiscent of The Turn of the Screw […] an excellent psychological thriller.” remotegoat
Swindlestock, Apr 2013
A folk-musical about real-life riots in Oxford in the 1300s, performed in rough-theatre style in the round at the Rose Theatre.
Written by Iona Twiston-Davies and Tomas Wolstenholme, Swindlestock was performed by a combination of Acting and Actor-Musicianship students at Rose Bruford College.