Mohammed Ali Amla, participant of Introduction to Directing and New Directions, reflects on Introduction to Directing

Lockdown has refocused our attention on the importance of the arts and theatre, and the uncertainty of its survival going forward as society begins to adapt during this first wave of the pandemic. This has become a time of innovation for many in the arts, with growth, a change in direction, an opportunity to try [...]

2020-09-29T14:20:21+00:00August 11th, 2020|General, Guest Blog|

Class and Coronavirus

Class and Coronavirus is a project designed in immediate response to COVID 19 to ensure on and off-stage  workers from lower socio-economic backgrounds, more specifically on and offstage workers who identify as working, benefit, criminal, underclass backgrounds (WBCU-C) remain in the industry, develop skills, and progress to leadership. Initially set up by directors Stef O’Driscoll [...]

2020-12-18T14:47:23+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Guest Blog|

Freelance Task Force

On 10 June RTYDS joined more than 100 other arts organisations who have signed up to the Freelance Task Force, led by Fuel Theatre. RTYDS joined in recognition of the crucial role freelancers play in the industry, and the importance of organisations, funders and government listening to what they have to say about how we [...]

2020-06-12T13:15:27+00:00June 12th, 2020|General|

An open letter to theatre and performance makers

This is a letter to self-employed and freelance theatre and performance makers in the UK. To the actors, playwrights, directors, choreographers, stage managers, designers, stage crews and set-builders to name just a few. We really miss being with you during this period of lockdown. Making theatre and performance is a collaborative endeavour, so we are [...]

2020-06-12T09:41:00+00:00June 10th, 2020|General, News|

RTYDS announced as Guest Curators for Young Vic Directors Program

We believe that now, more than ever, it is vital that emerging theatre makers have access to career development and support. Therefore, we are delighted that RTYDS will be curating and delivering the Young Vic Directors Program for emerging directors, producers, designers and artists whilst the Young Vic temporarily reduces its key operations throughout June [...]

2020-05-29T09:07:34+00:00May 29th, 2020|General, News|

Covid-19: An update from RTYDS

In light of the current health emergency we have been assessing all upcoming RTYDS activity and recruitment, and in particular thinking about the 18-Month Residency and Three-Month Placements and how to proceed. Given the level of uncertainty, we have taken the difficult decision to pause the selection process for 18-Month Residencies and for theatres to [...]

2020-05-23T16:07:07+00:00March 23rd, 2020|General, News|

RTYDS announce exciting partnership with Sheffield Theatres for new Associate Artistic Director Scheme

From today we are thrilled to announce that we will be partnering Sheffield Theatres to host the first RTYDS Associate Artistic Director, as part of RTYDS’ commitment to the development of artistic directors as cultural leaders. What is the Associate Artistic Director Residency? Working with Sheffield Theatres will enable the successful candidate to learn about the [...]

2020-05-23T16:08:46+00:00November 25th, 2019|General, News|

Case Study – RTYDS Introduction to Directing with Greyscale Theatre Company

An international theatre company based in Newcastle, Greyscale Theatre Company create reimagined classics and bold new writing. Over the last few years led by artistic director Selma Dimitrijevic, they have also been finding ways to connect with D/deaf and disabled artists and have proudly celebrated the work of these artists in their delivery of RTYDS [...]

2019-11-19T09:23:18+00:00September 16th, 2019|Guest Blog, News|