On the Couch with Omar Elerian, Director of Islands which previews at Warwick Arts Centre on Wed 19 & Thu 20 Nov.

Omar is an Italian/Palestinian theatre director, deviser and performer, trained at Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School in Paris. As the Associate Director at the Bush Theatre he is in charge of the Associate Artists attached to the building, as well as being involved in all the programming, producing and management activities. Alongside the Artistic Director, he establishes the artistic and entrepreneurial policies of the institution in the short, medium and long term.

His latest directing credits include acclaimed site-specific production The Mill – City of Dreams (Bradford, Yorkshire), You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy (The Stage Best Solo Performance Award winner, Pleasance Attic, Edinburgh) Testa di Rame (Festival Inequilibrio, Italy) Les P’tites Grandes Choses (Maison de Arts du Cirque et du Clown, France) and L’Envers du Décor (Theatre Les Enfants Terribles, France). He was also Associate Director on Jericho House’s The Tempest, part of the Barbican’s BITE ’11 season in St Giles Cripplegate.