Wednesday 19 October 2016, 5.00pm-7.00pm
Curve, Leicester, 60 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB
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RTYDS and Curve are holding a workshop led by Suba Das and Sue Emmas. Suba Das is Associate Director of Curve and Sue Emmas is Artistic Director of RTYDS and Associate Artistic Director of Young Vic.

This session is for professional directors and theatre makers who are interested in finding out more about the opportunities offered by the two organisations. Sue will talk about the projects and initiatives run by RTYDS that support the work of emerging directors and Suba about the theatre’s work with emerging artists, including the theatre’s annual Inside Out Festival which showcases work made in the region that is funded and supported by Curve. The Inside Out Festival has reached over 15,000 audience members in Leicester in the past three years and new work made has toured to over 70 cities across the UK.

In addition Sue and Suba will run short exercises exploring how a director/theatre maker can clearly and convincingly present themselves and their ideas. This will be a chance to think about the process of presenting a project to a theatre, producer or a project partner and how to develop and hone those skills.

There will also be a question and answer session at the end, joined by Julia Thomas who is currently RTYDS Resident Assistant Director at Curve.

Participants will have the opportunity to see Curve’s major Autumn drama The Importance of Being Earnest starring Cathy Tyson. The production is directed by Curve’s Artistic Director and RTYDS graduate Nikolai Foster, who will join a post-show Q&A (subject to availability). Tickets are offered at a discounted price of £10. You do not have to see the show to attend the workshop. Tickets will be available to pay for on the day.

If you are interested in taking part in the workshop please email Frederica Notley (RTYDS) by Thursday 6 October. Please indicate if you are able to see the show and attend the workshop. If you have any access needs please let us know. Please do not sign up unless you definitely plan to attend.

Curve is one of the UK’s leading producing theatres. Opened in 2008, it has staged nearly 500 productions with over 2000 performances across its three theatre spaces. In addition to its own productions, Curve co-produces and collaborates with leading companies and artists from across the UK, including Headlong, Kneehigh, Akram Khan Company, Drew McOnie and 20 Stories High.

RTYDS seeks out and nurtures talented theatre directors early in their careers providing exceptional professional training for the directors and artistic leaders of the future.

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