RTYDS announces three emerging directors for 18-Month Residencies and two new trustees

Today, we announce three exciting freelance directors and theatre-makers for our 18-Month Residencies at prestigious theatres across the country. Director and facilitator Omar Khan, who has a focus on collaborative, experimental processes, will be placed at Derby Theatre. Omar is currently on of our RTYDS Connect Artists and he has previously worked with Birmingham REP’s [...]

2022-01-21T10:01:06+00:00January 21st, 2022|General, News|

Four new RTYDS Assistant Director opportunities announced for 2021-22

Today, we have announced four new RTYDS Assistant Director opportunities hosted by partner theatre companies: Octagon Theatre Bolton, Open Clasp Theatre Company in Newcastle, Pilot Theatre Company in York and Queens Theatre Hornchurch. These four new projects are part of the ten RTYDS Assistant Director opportunities we are offering in 2021-22, alongside Eastern Angles, Freedom Studios, Mind The [...]

2021-11-10T12:15:13+00:00November 10th, 2021|General, News|

Introducing five new RTYDS Connect Artists

We have announced a brand-new pilot scheme in which five freelance directors and theatre-makers will work alongside us for seven months as Connect Artists. The five RTYDS Connect Artists are Alistair Wilkinson, Caroline Wilkes, Donna Briscoe-Greene, Hannah Treadaway and Omar Khan. They are based in various places around England and, during their seven months in [...]

2021-10-18T14:57:40+00:00October 18th, 2021|News|

Access is Easy: Tips, tricks and advice, by Harri Marshall

Audio description, captions, BSL, building layouts, itineraries and sensory spaces: these are among a few of many access requirements individuals need to fully participate in everyday life. Access has always been important to me, working with SEN and vulnerable people leaves a resonating awareness at how others learn and navigate life. However, I confess until [...]

2021-07-29T14:45:09+00:00July 29th, 2021|General, Guest Blog|

Introducing New Directions North

New Directions North is a new partnership between RTYDS, Theatre by the Lake, Leeds Playhouse, Northern Stage and Royal Exchange Theatre. We are working together to create a northern hub for 15-20 early career directors or theatre makers from Cumbria, Yorkshire, the North East and the North West. What is New Directions? In the last [...]

2021-07-14T08:32:16+00:00July 14th, 2021|General, News|

Announcing three new RTYDS Assistant Director opportunities

Today, RTYDS announces the first RTYDS Assistant Director opportunities with three partner theatre companies; Freedom Studios and Mind the Gap in Bradford and Bristol-based company Wise Children. The Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS) Assistant Director bursaries provide directors and theatre makers with the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge working as an assistant [...]

2021-06-09T09:57:38+00:00June 9th, 2021|General, News|

RTYDS announces 18-Month Residency with Contact Theatre and launches two new programmes

The Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme, Contact and Ramps on the Moon, today announce Sam Holley-Horseman as the recipient of the RTYDS 18-Month Residency, provided as part of the partnership between Ramps on the Moon and RTYDS. Sam will begin her residency at Contact in April 2021. Sue Emmas, RTYDS Artistic Director said: This is [...]

2021-04-08T14:58:46+00:00April 8th, 2021|General|

RTYDS 18-Month Residency Update

The trustees of the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS) have decided not to proceed with an 18-Month Residency at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. RTYDS is the UK’s foremost programme of professional development for directors and theatre makers. The RTYDS 18- Month Residency places talented, emerging directors as paid resident assistant directors with theatre companies [...]

2021-01-26T12:00:01+00:00January 26th, 2021|General, News|

Our Roundup of 2020

2020 is coming to a close and here at RTYDS we have been reflecting on the year and the challenges that we, and the rest of the sector, have faced. Like many organisations in the UK, we were forced to hit pause back in April. In difficult times, it has been more important than ever [...]

2020-12-21T16:32:39+00:00December 21st, 2020|General, News|

Anthony Lau announced as the first appointment through the RTYDS Associate Artistic Director Scheme

Anthony Lau has been announced as the first appointment through the RTYDS Associate Artistic Director Scheme and he will be joining Sheffield Theatres as their Associate Artistic Director. The Associate Artistic Director Scheme is part of RTYDS’ continuing commitment to the development of artistic directors as cultural leaders. RTYDS selected Sheffield Theatres back in November [...]

2020-09-29T14:14:18+00:00September 29th, 2020|General, News|