News and Blog: RTYDS

Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme announces the 2019 recipients of the 18-Month Residencies for Resident Assistant Directors

From September this year the newly redeveloped Leeds Playhouse and Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatres will each host Directors on an 18-Month Residency. Director Jay Crutchley will be placed at Tobacco Factory Theatres and director Sameena Hussain in Leeds Playhouse, both with the opportunity to direct their own production as part of each theatre’s programme. “I [...]

April 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Theatre companies are invited to apply to host Introduction to Directing and Three-Month Placements in partnership with RTYDS

Theatre companies are invited to apply to host Introduction to Directing and Three-Month Placements in partnership with RTYDS On 25 February 2019, RTYDS invite applications from companies to run an Introduction to Directing course or host a Three-Month Placement. “The placement was brilliant and has enabled me to set up my own theatre company and [...]

February 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Thirteen new RTYDS projects announced

Supporting theatres to find, nurture and develop talented directors from entry level to leadership RTYDS 18-Month Residencies will take place at Tobacco Factory, Bristol, and Leeds Playhouse for the first time. Directors can apply to RTYDS from today, 26 November 2018 to undertake a paid residency at one of these venues. The residencies offer exceptional [...]

November 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Ten new RTYDS projects announced – supporting theatres to find, nuture and develop talented directors from entry level to leadership

18-Month paid Assistant Director Residencies will take place at three major theatres; Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Sheffield Theatres, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Directors can apply to RTYDS to become a paid Resident Assistant Director at one of these theatres. The residencies offer exceptional work-based training to talented directors and potential artistic leaders with an opportunity to [...]

March 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Free Workshop for Directors and Theatre Makers with Indhu Rubasingham and Jack McNamara

The Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS) and New Perspectives have teamed up to offer emerging and mid-career theatre makers and directors an intensive practical day to develop, share and sharpen their directorial skills. Directors will have the unique opportunity to learn from one of London’s leading Artistic Directors Indhu Rubasingham of the Tricycle Theatre, to explore both the role of the director and of the artistic director. The day will proceed to hands-on practical work with New Perspectives' Jack McNamara, in which each participant will work with actors to deepen their craft as directors.

November 17th, 2016|Events|0 Comments

Creative Life Support – Free workshop for Emerging Directors and Theatre Makers at Northern Stage

Friday 4 November 2016, 2.00pm-5.30pm Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RH The session takes place at Stage 3 at Northern Stage – Plan your visit Working in theatre takes skill and talent but also confidence, boldness, resilience and the self-assurance to take risks. Directors have to be their own agent, producer, cheerleader [...]

October 14th, 2016|Events|0 Comments

Jack McNamara’s Introduction to Directing at Unanima Theatre

“directing simply calls for a sharper focus on the imaginative and communication skills that we all use daily” New Perspectives Artistic Director, Jack McNamara writes about his experience of running a five week Introduction to Directing project with Unanima Theatre, an inclusive Community Interest company working with people with and without a learning disability and/or [...]

June 20th, 2016|Guest Blog|0 Comments

Announcing twelve new opportunities for directors at theatres across England

Announcing 12 new RTYDS projects Sue Emmas RTYDS Artistic Director said “From Newcastle to Plymouth, RTYDS is creating pathways for talented directors from under-represented backgrounds to build professional careers and addressing the imbalance of opportunities between London and the regions. “We are working with some theatres for the first time - Barbican Theatre in Plymouth, [...]

June 20th, 2016|News|0 Comments