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Denzel Westley-Sanderson


What shows or projects have you done with ETT?
Equus (Assistant Director).

Finish the sentence: Touring is important because…
It allows a wide range of audience to share and witness theatre. 

Where is home for you?

How did you bring home with you on tour?

Which city was your favourite to visit on tour with ETT?

What gem did you discover on tour with ETT (could be a landmark/park/cafe/pub etc)?
The Bristol Railway Path 

What are your touring essentials?  
Mini Coco butter and Baby wipes 

Let people see your work far and wide - you never know who you could inspire.

"A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind". - Eugene Ionesco 

What music inspires you?
Destiny’s Child, Reggae and Dancehall.

 What piece of writing or quote inspires you?
“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.”  –Eugene Ionesco 

What, for you, makes a good piece of art?
Something that inspires and makes you forget about the outside world for a moment. 

What have been your career highlights so far?
Each new project I’ve been a part of each one has taught me so much. 

Please can you tell us what you would say to emerging artists to encourage them to take their work on the road or join an ETT tour?
Its so important! Let people see your work far and wide – you never know who you could inspire. 

Window or aisle seat?

Favourite way to travel?

If you could have any superpower, which would you choose?
I want to be Storm from the X- men 

Denzel Westley-Sanderson’s biog:

Denzel Westley-Sanderson trained in Theatre Directing at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2017. He previously gained his First Class honours degree in Theatre and Professional Practice from Coventry University. Since graduating Denzel was a part of the resident directors pool at the Almeida Theatre.   

Director credits include: Identity (Young Actors Theatre); Tiger Mum (Theatre 503); Much Ado About Nothing (Mountview); Head, Shoulders, Knees and Elbows (Bunker Theatre); Saturday (Karamel Club); and The Chairs (Custard Factory).   

Associate credits include: Trenches (Bridewell Theatre) Assisting credits include: The Wild Duck (Almeida Theatre); End of the Pier (Park Theatre); and Creative Assistant on the revival of Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre). 

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