Lex Kaby (she/her) is an early career freelance director, theatre-maker and Intimacy Director based in the South West UK. Lex is the current Intern Director at The Rondo Theatre, Bath. She works as the in-house Director, Facilitator and Intimacy Director for Greedy Pig Theatre Company Ltd and has directed all of the company’s productions and projects to date. As well as this, Lex has worked extensively as a director and choreographer for Rare Productions.
Lex's is driven by bold and politically challenging theatre as well as comedic and naturalistic new writing. She is passionate about working with exciting, progressive scripts and forward-thinking creatives. Lex enjoys playing with form, working with physical movement, surrealism and naturalism.
Lex is currently studying an MA in Directing at Bath Spa University and is passionate about gender in performance and is currently researching the ways in which actors and directors portray gender and intimacy on the stage.
Alongside her Masters degree, she is currently training in Level 2 Foundations of Intimacy - Intimacy Direction and Coordination at IDC Professionals, NYC. Lex is working towards certification with IDC Processionals and is working as an Intimacy Director (for the stage) in training. Lex has a strong focus on creating safe and consent-forward rehearsal spaces in every project that she approaches.
GREEDY PIG THEATRE COMPANY LTD
Lex works as the Director, Intimacy Director and Co-Producer for Greedy Pig Theatre Company.
Greedy Pig Theatre Company is a Bath-based theatre company run by Douglas Murdoch, Lex Kaby and Holly Jefferies. At Greedy Pig, we love to play with perceptions of normality in our work, and are passionate about exploring themes surrounding gender, and telling LGBTQIA+ and feminist stories. We like to find the story we want to tell, and then find the best lens through which to tell that story. Sometimes that'll be a play. Sometimes it'll be a film. Sometimes both, sometimes neither, and sometimes it'll be something entirely different. After all, when it comes down to it, we are Greedy.
At Greedy Pig, inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. We believe wholeheartedly that the stories we tell should reflect the world we live in, and recognise our role in ensuring that theatre is for everyone.
THE RONDO THEATRE, BATH
Lex is the 2022/23 Intern Director at The Rondo Theatre, Bath.
The Rondo is a truly unique and intimate venue, situated in the Larkhall area of Bath. The theatre holds events all year round, and has a hugely varied programme including comedy, theatre and music.
Our mission is to present adventurous theatre, with an emphasis on new writing and emerging theatre companies. We’re well known as a venue for both established and up-and-coming comedians, and have recently hosted Nina Conti, James Acaster, Dylan Moran and Tim Key to name a few.
Here at the Rondo we pride ourselves on our friendly and welcoming atmosphere. With our volunteer-run bar situated inside the intimate auditorium (where you can take your drinks to your seats!), you’ll feel at home straight away. In the words of comedian Mark Thomas: “It’s like someone built a theatre in their living room.” - The Rondo Theatre Website