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March 30th, 2017 : The Royal Geographical Society, London

Roxana Silbert

Theatre Director

Time: 11:15 - 11:40

In conversation with Gaylene Gould: The Art of the Impossible: Building Trust

Roxana Silbert is artistic director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre and was previously an associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Roxana was artistic director of Paines Plough Theatre Company (2005-2009), literary director at the Traverse Theatre (2001-2004) and associate director at the Royal Court (1998-2000).

Recent credits include: The Government Inspector (Birmingham Repertory Theatre / Ramps On The Moon), Anita And Me (Birmingham Repertory Theatre / Theatre Royal Stratford East); The King’s Speech (Birmingham Repertory Theatre/Chichester Festival Theatre/UK Tour); Of Mice And Men (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Khandan (Family) (Birmingham Repertory Theatre/Royal Court); Dunsinane (National Theatre of Scotland/Royal Shakespeare Company); A Life Of Galileo (Royal Shakespeare Company, Bath Theatre Royal and Birmingham Repertory Theatre) and Tartuffe (Birmingham Repertory Theatre).

Session Overview

The Art of the Impossible: Building Trust

Roxana Silbert in conversation with Gaylene Gould

Artists create extraordinary visions and compelling narratives to sell their ideas. They forge passionate, loyal and diverse teams. They innovate new practices, draw out human and empathetic qualities and turn failed ideas into brilliant ones. Along the way they challenge perceptions and create new ones. What strategies do they use and what can the wider business world learn from them?

Roxana Silbert is Artistic Director of Birmingham Rep Theatre and has previously worked as a theatre director at The Royal Shakespeare Company. In conversation with consultant and Creative Director Gaylene Gould, Silbert will talk about how she corrals ensembles and teams to make magic happen under significant time pressures. Building trust quickly is central to her work and Silbert will open up the processes she uses to create confidence and solid connections to a vision as well as between teams.