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Yasmin Hafesji

For the National:


Yasmin Hafesji started her career at the Gate Theatre as a Creative Access Intern before training with the Young Vic and National Theatre Studio. She went on to become an Associate Director at the Gate Theatre from 2020–2022. Yasmin Hafesji read English Literature at the University of Cambridge before training on the Young Vic Introduction to Directing Programme in 2017 led by Natalie Abrahami. She also completed a National Theatre directing course in 2020 led by Katie Mitchell.


For the National: The Motive and the Cue

As a director, other productions include: A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain at the Paines Plough Roundabout and the Gate, Notting Hill; Electra at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; The Maladies for Almeida Young Company at The Yard; Kick at the Lyric Hammersmith; Rashida as part of Fresh Direction: Replay at the Young Vic; Two Heads and a Hand and The Jokers for the Shubbak Festival at the Gate, Notting Hill; Watch Me Dance! for White City Youth Theatre and Young Writers Group Showcase, both at the Bush.

As assistant director, productions include: The Tragedy of Macbeth at the Almeida; Women Beware Women at Shakespeare’s Globe; Fairview at the Young Vic; and Dear Elizabeth at the Gate, Notting Hill.


Kick – Bill Cashmore Award Winner


(Published April 2023)