Kirsty Patrick Ward

Kirsty Patrick Ward


Kirsty is Artistic Director of Waifs + Strays theatre company and took part in the National Theatre Studio Directors Course in 2015 and National Theatre Connections in 2015-16. She was shortlisted for the JP Morgan Emerging Directors award and was a finalist for the JMK Young Directors Award. She has also taken part in the Old Vic New Voices TS Eliot US/UK Exchange and was Dramaturge on Shebeen, which won the 2017 Alfred Fagon Award.

Directing credits include:  The Sweet Science of Bruising (Southwark Playhouse & Wilton’s Music Hall); The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (UK Tour); Table (LIPA); Chef (Underbelly Edinburgh & Soho Theatre – Fringe First Winner); NFTS Screenwriters  Showcase (2017-2-19); Exactly Like You (Vaults Festival - Festival Spirit Award Winner); Evita (Music 4Youth, Belfast); Comets (Latitude Festival - Winner of the Ideastap SUMMER 2014 BRIEF); Snow White (Old Vic Theatre/OVNV); People Like Us (Pleasance); Life Support (York Theatre Royal Studio).

Associate and Assistant Directing credits include: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (Criterion); Present Laughter (Theatre Royal Bath); Brideshead Revisited & Arcadia (ETT); Communicating Doors (Menier Chocolate Factory); King Lear & Othello (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre); Symphony (Latitude/NT/Lyric Theatre); Our New Girl (Bush Theatre); Old Vic 24 Hr Plays Celebrity Gala (Dir: Simon Godwin); Young Pretender (Underbelly/Hull Truck); Bunny (Underbelly/Soho Theatre - Fringe First Winner).

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