News and Blog: RTYDS

Class and Coronavirus

Over the past several weeks as the Coronavirus Crisis has unfolded it has become clear that those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds have been hit the hardest. From those working in front line jobs to the inequality of the lockdown experience, people from working class communities are more likely to be affected by the virus. The [...]

July 3rd, 2020|Guest Blog|0 Comments

Freelance Task Force

On 10 June RTYDS joined more than 100 other arts organisations who have signed up to the Freelance Task Force, led by Fuel Theatre. RTYDS joined in recognition of the crucial role freelancers play in the industry, and the importance of organisations, funders and government listening to what they have to say about how we [...]

June 12th, 2020|General|0 Comments

An open letter to theatre and performance makers

This is a letter to self-employed and freelance theatre and performance makers in the UK. To the actors, playwrights, directors, choreographers, stage managers, designers, stage crews and set-builders to name just a few. We really miss being with you during this period of lockdown. Making theatre and performance is a collaborative endeavour, so we are [...]

June 10th, 2020|General, News|0 Comments

RTYDS announced as Guest Curators for Young Vic Directors Program

We believe that now, more than ever, it is vital that emerging theatre makers have access to career development and support. Therefore, we are delighted that RTYDS will be curating and delivering the Young Vic Directors Program for emerging directors, producers, designers and artists whilst the Young Vic temporarily reduces its key operations throughout June [...]

May 29th, 2020|General, News|0 Comments

Covid-19: An update from RTYDS

In light of the current health emergency we have been assessing all upcoming RTYDS activity and recruitment, and in particular thinking about the 18-Month Residency and Three-Month Placements and how to proceed. Given the level of uncertainty, we have taken the difficult decision to pause the selection process for 18-Month Residencies and for theatres to [...]

March 23rd, 2020|General, News|0 Comments

RTYDS announce exciting partnership with Sheffield Theatres for new Associate Artistic Director Scheme

From today we are thrilled to announce that we will be partnering Sheffield Theatres to host the first RTYDS Associate Artistic Director, as part of RTYDS’ commitment to the development of artistic directors as cultural leaders. What is the Associate Artistic Director Residency? Working with Sheffield Theatres will enable the successful candidate to learn about the [...]

November 25th, 2019|General, News|0 Comments

Case Study – RTYDS Introduction to Directing with Greyscale Theatre Company

An international theatre company based in Newcastle, Greyscale Theatre Company create reimagined classics and bold new writing. Over the last few years led by artistic director Selma Dimitrijevic, they have also been finding ways to connect with D/deaf and disabled artists and have proudly celebrated the work of these artists in their delivery of RTYDS [...]

September 16th, 2019|Guest Blog, News|0 Comments