As theatre director and workshop leaser I've led workshops in Devised theatre, visual theatre and Approaches to Shakespeare in the UK for YMT UK, Theatre Workshop Brighton, the British Ballet Organisation and Beside Ourselves Collective. Internationally I've worked for British Councils and 1927 in Spain, Israel and Jordan and across America with Aquila Theatre. I’ve created four new works of theatre for YMT UK. My first adventure was the Seventh Muse an epic show devised with 36 awesome young women at the Barbican, Plymouth. Taking inspiration from Jean Shinoda Bowen's Goddess in Everywoman. (Composer: Craig Adams, Choreography: Tom Jackson Greaves)
Then came Harvest Fire with music by Mairi Campbell and David Francis. Another devised show inspired this time by The Burning Man Festival and Lughnasa. At The Lemontree, Aberdeen. (Choreography: Tom Jackson Greaves)
In 2017 I adapted and directed The Great Gatsby at South Hill Arts, Bracknell. The cast were exemplary, we were blessed with a fabulous creative team and succeeded in bringing the quintessential American classic to teh stage. (Composer: Adam Gerber, Choreography: Steve Kirkham, Video design: Joe Stathers & Design:Hannah Boothman).
And this year I led a deep diving devising process to create WILD with a cast of 39 young women at the Barbican Theatre in Plymouth. Inspired my myths and legends from the wild woman in "Women Who Run With The Wolves" (Composer: Charlotte Harding, Movement Direction: Katy Ayling, Design:Amelia Thomson)
"You are the most inspirational woman I've ever met. I am proud to have been able to work with you. I've discovered a part of me I never knew existed"
YMT cast member
Testimonials from previous cast members
"I can honestly say that this production has been one of the most special experiences of my life"
"The honesty and trust Lewis provides when working is beautiful and anyone who embraces theatre and dreams of the stage should meet this woman as soon as possible. Thanks for the stunning memories"
"Thank you for helping me to realise it's ok to take my armour off"