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|

Adapt and Survive – Me and the RTYDS

Adapt and Survive – Me and the RTYDS Written by Julia Crouch, January 15, 2016. Photo: With Farnham Youth Theatre, about 1988. (I’m centre back). The production was Stephen Lowe’s Touched. They’re in 1940s costume. I’m in 1980s. If you have read my bio, you’ll have noticed that I have had what might kindly be called [...]

2017-05-20T15:50:50+00:00January 24th, 2016|Guest Blog|

Three new director residencies announced for 2016-17

Julia Thomas, Lekan Lawal and Ben Occhipinti have been awarded a paid residency to enable them to spend eighteen months based in a regional theatre as part of the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme 2016-2017. Funded by Arts Council England, this residency provides the opportunity for the directors to mount their own production as part of each theatre’s programme – the productions are yet to be announced. In addition, the residency will allow the directors to develop their understanding of the artistic and operational workings of a theatre as potential artistic directors and to assist on its productions.

2017-05-20T15:50:51+00:00September 23rd, 2015|News|