Ailin Conant

Master of Moves Beyond Belief

Teacher of the Physical theatre: Characters and Environments course

Ailin Conant is a Japanese-American director with a passion for daring new works of theatre that engage audiences with untold and under-told stories in a visual, visceral way. Her UK-based company, Theatre Témoin, is a supported company of The Lowry; an associate company of The Mercury; a Without Walls Portfolio company; and has held residencies with The Salisbury Playhouse and others.

She is incredibly serious.

Ailin worked freelance for various companies, including The Bush Theatre, Yellow Earth, and Theatre503 (all UK), Kansas City Rep (USA), Ayyam Al-Masrah (Gaza), Clown Me In (Mexico, Lebanon, and Sweden), The Catalyst (Switzerland), and Satellite Théâtre (Montreal). Through Témoin, she has produced work in Rwanda, Palestine, Kashmir, Lebanon, France, and the United States. She also works as a movement director, fight director, and dramaturge.