We are recruiting for an Executive Director – Closed

Applications are no longer being accepted for this position. RTYDS is the UK’s pre-eminent programme of professional development for new and emerging theatre directors, allowing talented artists to build their craft and develop their leadership skills. We have recently become an ACE National Portfolio Organisation and seek an Executive Director to work with our board [...]

2018-10-01T15:10:49+00:00April 26th, 2018|News|

Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme announces the recipients of 3 paid 18-Month Residencies for Resident Assistant Directors

RTYDS, one of the leaders in the field of promoting talented directors to forge a career in theatre and artistic leadership, has named the three emerging directors who will receive paid 18-Month Residencies as Resident Assistant Directors, starting late summer this year. The residencies will take place at three major UK theatres where recipients will [...]

2018-03-08T16:30:30+00:00July 18th, 2017|News|

It was announced on 27th June 2017 that RTYDS is to join the Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio for the first time as a Sector Support Organisation

RTYDS has been awarded a total of £740,000 over four years from 2018-2022 in order to expand its existing programme which works in partnership with theatres and companies to discover and develop talented new, emerging and experienced artists, enabling them to pursue careers as directors and artistic leaders. RTYDS will embed directors in theatres across [...]

2017-06-28T14:59:54+00:00June 28th, 2017|News|

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 [...]

2017-06-06T12:23:59+00:00March 30th, 2017|News|

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.

2017-05-20T15:50:45+00:00November 17th, 2016|Events|

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 [...]

2016-10-27T18:59:35+00:00October 14th, 2016|Events|

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 [...]

2017-05-20T15:50:47+00:00June 20th, 2016|Guest Blog|

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, [...]

2017-05-20T15:50:47+00:00June 20th, 2016|News|