Eleanor Bishop

Eleanor Bishop

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Eleanor Bishop is a stage director working across theatre and opera. She has been described as “one of New Zealand’s most daring, intelligent, and political directors” (The Theatre Times). Recent works include George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs Warren’s Profession (Auckland Theatre Company 2018), Body Double (STAB Commission 2017, Silo Theatre/Auckland Arts Festival 2018) and Jane Doe, a participatory piece about rape culture that has toured US colleges campuses, to Edinburgh, New Zealand and Australia. Yes Yes Yes, a new theatre piece about consent created for young people 14-22 premiered in 2019. MFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar and John Wells Fellow. She works as an assistant director for New York based multimedia theatre company The Builders Association/Marianne Weems and at New York venues the Park Avenue Armory, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Montclair Peak Performances. Alumna of the Académie du Festival d’Aix’s Women Opera Makers Workshop with Katie Mitchell and member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab. BA in Theatre (Honors) from Victoria University of Wellington.