Roy Alexander Weise MBE

Roy Alexander Weise is Joint Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre.

He was the 19th annual winner of the James Menzies-Kitchin Award and directed his critically acclaimed, sell-out production of THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall at the Young Vic. Roy was nominated at the 2018 Evening Standard Awards for the ‘Emerging Talent’ Award for his production of NINE NIGHT at the National Theatre and in the West End.

As Joint Artistic Director at the Exchange he has recently directed THE MOUNTAINTOP to critical acclaim and his new production of RED VELVET for the theatre will be staged in May 2022. In 2020 he created a digital reading of THE MOUNTAINTOP and developed projects such as ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS and OH WOMAN for the theatre.

Recent productions include MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS (National Theatre), THE TRICK (Bush Theatre and UK Tour); NINE NIGHT (National Theatre & West End), DEAD DON’T FLOSS (National Theatre); THE DARK (Fuel Theatre & UK Tour); BR’ER COTTON (Theatre 503); THE UGLY ONE (Park Theatre); PRIMETIME (Royal Court); and STONE FACE (Finborough Theatre). Roy is currently directing MUCH A DO ABOUT NOTHING for the RSC.


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