New scheme launched for future Artistic Directors in Theatre

The RTYDS Associate Artistic Director scheme is a new opportunity for an experienced and exceptional director to work in a leading regional theatre at a senior level. The scheme aims to provide a director with the tools to continue to develop their craft whilst learning about the role of an artistic director in cultural leadership. [...]

2019-08-02T15:28:37+00:00July 11th, 2019|News|

Announcing five new regional projects which will support, nurture and develop early career theatre directors

Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS) Introduction to Directing and Three-Month Placement projects are designed to support directors from backgrounds that are currently under-represented in theatre as a result of barriers arising from social, gender, financial, ethnic, cultural, geographic or educational disadvantage or disability. “We create pathways that affect who can lead in theatre; if [...]

2019-05-22T11:37:59+00:00May 22nd, 2019|News|

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 [...]

2019-04-24T10:07:34+00:00April 24th, 2019|News|

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 [...]

2019-02-25T08:55:44+00:00February 25th, 2019|News|

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 [...]

2018-11-26T11:31:23+00:00November 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|