home biography
in conversation
the journey
selected productions
plays and adaptations
radio & spoken word
Lou Stein Studio
presentation skills
media interviews
Lou Stein

Lou Stein is an award-winning London based theatre Director/Writer who has most recently been Artistic Director of Chickenshed, an inclusive theatre company. In 2021, Lou won a Special Award from the Off-West End Award panel (Offies) for his contribution to promoting high quality inclusive theatre within the London theatre community. During his time at Chickenshed, two of his productions won Offie Awards: his climate change piece Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow and his 1960’s take on Snow White.

Lou founded the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill and its sister theatre, the Gate at the Latchmere, Battersea (now Theatre 503). He directed such actors as Benedict Cumberbatch, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart, Chris Eccleston, Clive Owen, Rosamund Pike and Helena Bonham-Carter in London theatres including the West End, the Royal Court, and for BBC Radio.

Ethan and Lou
His essay series, The Father Instinct, was a BBC Pick of the Week choice. The series looked at the connections between being a father and creativity and featured his own relationship to his son Ethan who has Down Syndrome.
[Listen to Lou's final essay]

Lou Stein Studio

Following his extremely successful five years as Chickenshed's Artistic Director, Lou has launched Lou Stein Studio for training, education and professional performances working with professional actors and theatre creatives and young people with cognitive challenges.
[More on the Studio project...]

images and content
© 2005-2023 Lou Stein

site design and hosting track5.co.uk