He is a free-lance director, teacher and performer. He has worked extensively at drama schools and universities in the UK he has run workshops for the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and National Youth Theatre. He also has an international profile running workshops in Hong Kong, France, Italy, Austria, Belgium and Ireland. He collaborated with the turner prize artist Jeremy Deller on re-enactments of the routines of Jacques Tati on the beaches of Folkestone and as a film consultant for the National Centre for Circus Arts, introduced Daniel Radcliffe to clowning and slapstick. He recently ran workshops in the art of farce for the Bernard Shaw theatre in Carlow, Ireland.
Recent directing projects include Arnold Wesker’s The Kitchen for the Fourth Monkey Theatre Company, Lysistrita for Actors of Dionysus, devised productionsof the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Italo Calvino for Theatre on your Door Step, Twickenham, London, and one act plays by Dario Fo and Feydeau for a student drama festival at St Mary’s university, London. He has just worked as an associate director for Osborne and What, adapting and co-directing a circus theatre version of William Wharton’s novel Birdy for a national tour. Mitch has taught at Summer School (LEATSS) several times, the last visit being 2015.