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Joe Hill-Gibbins (born 1977 as Joseph Hill-Gibbins) is a British theatre director. He is an Artistic Associate of the Young Vic Theatre in London.
Hill-Gibbins was born and raised in Surrey by his parents, a car salesman and a primary school secretary. He read Drama at Manchester University.
Hill-Gibbins directed his first professional production, Wallace Shawn’s A Thought In Three Parts, as winner of the 2002 James Menzies-Kitchen Trust Award for young directors.
He trained at the Royal Court Theatre, both as an assistant director to Dominic Cooke, James Macdonald and Ian Rickson, and as a senior script reader in the literary office. In 2004 he became Trainee Associate Director at the Royal Court, helping curate the Young Writer’s Festival for which he directed A Girl In A Car With A Man by Rob Evans.
In 2006 Hill-Gibbins joined the staff of the Young Vic theatre. After directing Bertolt Brecht’s one-act comedy A Respectable Wedding in a new translation by Rory Bremner, he became an Associate Director. In 2010 he was appointed Deputy Artistic Director and directed acclaimed productions of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie and The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, which returned to the theatre in 2011.
Directing credits include
- Family Plays: The Good Family by Joakim Pirinen & The Khomenko Family Chronicles by Natalia Vorozhbit (2007 Royal Court Theatre)
- A Girl In A Car With A Man by Rob Evans (2004 Royal Court)
- The One with the Oven by Emma Rosoman (2002 Royal Court)
- A Thought In Three Parts by Wallace Shawn (2002 Battersea Arts Centre)
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