what she offers

Writing and Directing

for Stage and Screen
Louise works as a Freelance Writer and Director. With an established reputation for creating sensitive and powerful narratives, she has many years of experience making AFFECTIVE work for young audiences, a particular passion and area of expertise.
She also makes work for older audiences – and her current commission with National Theatre Wales - 'MEDIUM RARE' - explores the turbulent later years of a woman's life, and her responses to this 'dangerous world'.
Louise would love to begin conversations with anyone interested in her practice or in potential collaborations.


Recently Louise has returned to the rehearsal 'floor' working as a collaborative performer/devisor with Likely Story Theatre. She is looking forward to both developing and touring with 'Seatown Ladies' during 2015/16.

Workshops and Residencies

"Watching Lou work is always a delight. Her warmth and empathy create a trusting and honest environment in which all participants are encouraged to be the best that they can be."
Kate Wolveridge - Forget-me-Not Chorus and Welsh National Opera 2014
  • Writing/Storytelling Workshops – Script Writing / Creative Writing
  • Acting/Performance Workshops – To include Improvisation, Storytelling, Text Work, Ensemble Work and Devising. For groups or individuals
  • Theatre Devising Workshops – How to generate material ‘from the floor’
  • Team Building – Confidence, good communication and skills building.
  • Audition Mentoring

"Louise's workshops are always focused, engaging and thought-provoking and serve only to enhance your awareness."
Shane Anderson - Playwright with Script Cafe, Pontardawe

Louise creates 'bespoke' workshops, using a rich toolbag of artistic approaches and stimuli for groups or individuals. Over the years she has worked in all sorts of Communities and Educational Establishments with all different kinds of people. Driven by a deep curiosity and empathy regarding people's experience, as a faciliator she aims to get the best out of people – and believes profoundly that everyone has stories to tell.

Mentoring and Dramaturgical Support

Louise mentors emerging directors and playwrights. She also works with established playwrights who need dramaturgical support. She is part of the new National Theatre of Wales's team of Dramaturgs. She offers one-to-one mentoring – and Script Writing/ Devising Workshops.
She can also teach, tutor, run workshops, lead Script Seminars, organise events and loves to work collaboratively with other artists. She has a passion for great design!

"Being offered time with theatre professionals has been invaluable. Louise Osborn, as dramaturg, helped me to ensure cohesion within the story, to chip away at identifying my central ideas, and to ground my 'environmental' theme into a very human story... supportive and constructive..."
Emily Hinshelwood - Writer and Winner of Pontardawe Script Slam 2012

"I count myself as very fortunate to have had Louise as the consultant dramaturge for my first play. At all stages, her guidance was incisively perceptive without ever being prescriptive. In a deft and supportive manner she helped me gain a deeper understanding of the vision and concepts underpinning my work and the means to realise these ideas more effectively in the drama."
Shane Anderson - Winner of Script Slam, Pontardawe 2014