Faynia Roberta WILLIAMS

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1938-11-10
Education Brighton and Hove HS, RADA (Dip), Univ of London (BA), Nat Film Sch, Univ of Westminster, St Antony's Coll Oxford
Books & Publications Publications Russian Plays (by Richard Crane; trans, 2011)
Recreations the sea, travel to lesser-known places
Clubs Groucho
Style Ms Faynia Williams, FRSA
Career theatre and opera director, BBC prodr and dir drama and documentary features, and film maker; fell in theatre: Univ of Bradford 1974-78, Lancaster Univ 1978; Granada TV artist in residence and visiting prof Univ of Calif 1984, tutor and lectr Univ of Sussex 1996-; memb: Equity 1959 (memb Dirs' Ctee), Cncl Dramatic Theatre Ctee Int Theatre Inst 1989- (hon pres Dramatic Theatre Ctee), Cncl Directors' Guild of GB (chair 1998-99); Freedom City of London 1959; FRSA; Theatre first professional appearance Stephen Joseph's Theatre in the Round (with Harold Pinter and Alan Ayckbourn) 1958-60; contract artist MGM USA 1960-61; first directed The Oz Trial (Oxford Playhouse) 1971; asst dir Tadeusz Kantor 1973; artistic dir: Oxford Free Theatre 1972-74, Oxford Arts Festival 1973, Bradford Theatre in the Mill 1974-78, Brighton Theatre 1980-85 and 2009-, Tron Theatre Glasgow 1983-84, Univ of Essex Theatre 1985-89; freelance dir: Royal Court, Fortune, Bush, Young Vic, Barbican, Royal Albert; theatres abroad incl USSR, Poland, Aust, Sweden, USA, Budapest 1993, NT Romania 1991 and NT Mongolia 2001; prodns incl: Brothers Karamazov (with Alan Rickman, Edinburgh Int Festival 1981, Fortune Theatre London and USSR), King Lear (RSC/RNT Acter Co USA), Body of a Woman (Brighton Festival) 1999; dir and designer: Mothers Shall Not Cry (Millennium Cmmn, Royal Albert Hall Promenade Opera) 2000, The Tenderland (by Aaron Copeland, Barbican) 2002; dir The First Domino (Brighton Festival) 2009 (Best Theatre Performance Award 2009), dir I Am A Warehouse (Brighton Festival) 2010 and (Brighton) 2014, dir Dancing with Demons (V&A London and Brighton Festival) 2011 and (Br Cncl tour S America) 2014, dir GOGOL (Brighton Festival) 2012, dir Black Venus Brighton Festival 2013 (Shoreditch Town Hall 2014); Television incl: Signals, Channel 4 arts documentaries 1990; Radio prodr BBC Radio Drama 1992- incl: Moscow Stations (starring Tom Courtenay, nominated Radio Times Award) and Vlad the Impaler (starring John Hurt, nominated Sony Award); prodr and presenter BBC Radio Documentary Features 1993-; interviews incl: Joan Littlewood, Pina Bausch, Peter Stein, Patrice Chèreau, Peter Sellars, Dame Iris Murdoch and Ariel Dorfman; also Movers and Shakers (feature series, Radio 3), Bausch of Wuppertal (Radio 3 and World Service), Moscow Art Theatre Centennial Feature (Radio 3) 1997, Who Massacred the Innocents? (Radio 4) 2000, The Love of 3 Colonels (Radio 4) 2002, Filling the Void (Radio 4) 2004, Theatre in the Round (Radio 4) 2006, Theatre at the Frontline (Radio 4) 2010, Sunday Feature (Radio 3) 2014; Film 2 shorts: Sleepy, Prelude; Awards incl: 9 Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Award; nominated: Best Dir for Satan's Ball London Critics' Award 1977, Best Dir for Brothers Karamazov 1981, Best Theatre Performance 2009, 2012 and 2013
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Debrett's notebooks

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