Ailin Conant

Ailin Conant is a Japanese-American director now based in London. As a freelance director, she has directed for New Earth’s Typhoon Festival, and has also worked for the RSC, The Royal Court, Bush Theatre, Theatre503, Kansas City Rep (USA), Ayyam Al-Masrah (Gaza), Clown Me In (Lebanon), and The Catalyst (Switzerland). Ailin is currently the Associate Director on My Neighbour Totoro with the RSC and Improbable.

She is also the founding Artistic Director of Theatre Témoin, a company creating visually compelling and socially urgent works of new theatre.  With Témoin, she has directed commissions from organisations including The Lowry, Cheltenham Everyman, and Without Walls, as well as productions in Rwanda, Israel, Kashmir, Lebanon, France, and the USA.  As a twice-migrant and dual-heritage nomad, Ailin is passionate about cross-cultural and intercultural creative exchange.  She is a board member of SDUK and Projekt Europa, and is passionate about working towards a more representative and equitable industry.

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