Aileen trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama andworks professionally in film, theatre, television and radio. She was AssistantDirector to Tim Supple on Midnight’s Children and Greg Doran on All’sWell That Ends Well at the RSC. She has been the RSC International and National Youth Ensemble director since 2008, as well as an RSC education practitioner.
Most recently Aileen has written and directed a piece in association with the LSO for The Barbican, called Play On Shakespeare. Aileen was Head of the MA in Acting for the last four years at Arts Educational Schools London,which she left last September to work as Associate Director at the RSC working along side Greg Doran on The Tempest.
Who is Aileen Gonsalves (Daughter of Don and Pam Gonsalves)
Aileen was Head of the MA in Acting for the last four yearsat Arts Educational Schools London, which she left last September( 2015) towork as Associate Director at the RSC working alongside Greg Doran on The Tempest.
Aileen is an actor, writer and theatre director. She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. As an actor, Aileen’s film credits include: Such a Long Journey Dir. Sturla Gunnerson, I Love My Mum Dir. Alrick Riley, Forty Days of Mourning Dir. Aamina Ahmed. TV credits include: Holby City, Doctors,London’s Burning, Judge John Deed, Chucklevision.(BBC) Theatre credits include:Nora in A Doll’s House (Young Vic) ,Cordelia in King Lear (Orange Tree), Mishti in Skeleton (Soho Theatre), Hecuba (RSC).
“I got involved with this project along with the other actors to discover more about making film and to test the way that we work (a unique process inspired by the Meisner technique) on film. Could we have alive, moment to moment performances on film, when you have to recreate so much and when so many of the given circumstances are so fixed? It has been a real learning experience from co-writing with Myrna, to assistant directing on the day and to discovering the magic and joy of editing!”
See also her bio in the crew section for Aileen’s writing and directing credits.
Aileen is an actor, writer and theatre director. Aileen has written Church Ladies an afternoon play for (Radio 4) and Tracy Beaker (BBC) as well as various stage plays.
Aileen was Assistant Director to Tim Supple on Midnight’s Children and Greg Doran on All’s Well That Ends Well (both RSC). Aileen directed the RSC Youth Ensemble in A Winter’s Tale and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon, as well as over 25 productions for C Company of mainly Shakespeare.
She is currently Artistic Director of Butterfly working on site specific productions around the UK and the director of the MA in Acting at Arts Educational Schools, London.
Marooned boats in a magical woodland: Butterfly Theatre’s The Tempest at Bristol Shakespeare Festival 2015