David Wood

YEAR OF AWARD: 2016
AGE AT AWARD: 22
ARTFORMS: Directing , Drama
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EMAIL:

david.wood4@outlook.com


TWITTER:

@david_wood4


Biography

Hailing from a small community in Kilmarnock, David's love for theatre and directing originated at a young age thanks to his tremendously supportive teachers.

Having completed a HNC and HND in Acting and Performance at West College Scotland, he became the first person to graduate with a first class honours in Drama, in partnership with the University of Sunderland. David was subsequently awarded the Ede & Ravenscroft "Ones to Watch" prize. 

David completed a one month residency at Shakespeare's Globe where he directed scenes from Shakespeare's contemporaries on the main stage. He went on to direct productions at prestigious venues in Scotland.

David is passionate about making theatre widely accessible, entertaining and emotionally resonant. He intends to work in a multitude of styles with those values in mind.

How the Award Helped

The Dewar Arts Award allowed David to undertake his MA in Classical and Contemporary Text (directing) at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.


David Woods


"This scholarship opened the door to tuition that has fundamentally changed my practice as a director for the better."