Angharad is a freelance Theatre/Opera and Film director with a passion for Creative Learning and empowering young people.
Angharad Lee was born and bred in Porth in the Rhondda Valley. She has been working as a director of theatre, opera and film since 2009. Prior to this, she trained as an actress at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and as a singer at the Royal Academy of Music in London. When not directing, her time is spent devising and managing Creative Learning Projects for the Arts Council of Wales Lead Creative Schools Scheme. She speaks both Welsh and English fluently. Angharad is also a lecturer at the BA Performance course at Trinity St David’s and a guest lecturer specialising in new writing at the University of South Wales and Y Coleg Cymraeg and Artistic Director of Leeway Productions specialising in nurturing new writers of musical theatre.
Her directorial work spans from writing, developing and directing work for young audiences to directing Opera for the Welsh National Opera. She has been nominated for numerous awards, from the Wales Theatre Awards to the Royal Philharmonic Awards and has been fortunate enough to be the recipient of one of Wales’ most sought after awards, The Creative Wales Award. She has worked extensively with Youth Theatres across the Country and has a deep affinity to Theatre for Young Audiences, although doesn’t tend to direct this work anymore. As well as working on a freelance basis, Angharad has her own company which has worked with over 50 artists developing their skills as writers, composers, creators of musical theatre.
Alongside her directorial work, Angharad holds a great passion for Creative Learning. She has been a Creative Learning practitioner since graduating over 15 years ago, working with schools, community groups, Post-16 and PRU Units. Concentrating on attitudes and aptitudes as well as the development of skills, a cross fertilisation of methodologies is at the heart of her practice. She is currently a Creative Agent for the Arts Council of Wales Lead Creative School Scheme.
Angharad Lee’s direction deftly took the four performers through the intricacy of the game show cut with biographical scene. This enabled a fast-paced way of shifting time and space by making episodes in his life rounds in the game – Wales Online
Finely directed by Angharad Lee, Catrin Fflur Huws play also enabled the use of humour to contrast with the darkness of the story - Wales Arts Review
The production, devised by cast and director Angharad Lee, surges with physical action, music and the crafted rhythm of performance – Theatre in Wales