Kia ora, I'm Aaron Blackledge (He/They), a Theatre Director from New Zealand, now based in London. I recently earned my MFA in Theatre Directing with Distinction from East 15 Acting School.
My career in the theatre started backstage, I've worked as a Lighting and Sound Designer as well as a producer and production manager. I continue to use these skills at The Blue Elephant Theatre in Camberwell as their Technical Manager. I am excited to continue working in both production and directing as both allow me to become a more informed and effective theatre maker.
Over the years, I've directed new writing, shows for children, and contemporary texts, and Shakespeare, highlights of which include Dino Rock: A Musical for Kids, Mousing Around, and Bare: A Pop Opera, before making my London directorial debut with Violence and Son in 2022, followed by a remount at the Golden Goose August 2023.
I'm passionate about education, and I've taught drama workshops for young people and acted as an acting tutor and director at East 15. As a Private Acting Tutor, I've worked with clients from all stages of their acting careers, helping them maximise their potential.