We kick off 2016 with five new partnerships with theatres across the country – in Colchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Mansfield and Oldham.

RTYDS Introduction to Directing projects will be run by East Midlands based national touring company New Perspectives and also by Oldham Coliseum giving opportunities for potential directors to learn what it takes to direct work for theatre and for the theatres to find new artistic voices from their local communities.

Three new Three-Month Placements for new directors are also planned – Amy Trigg at Mercury Theatre Colchester, Paislie Ried at 20 Stories High and Kash Arshad at Freedom Studios, 20 Stories High and Freedom Studios have recently hosted RTYDS Introduction to Directing projects and we are pleased to support them to offer the next stage of development opportunities for new theatre directors to develop their craft.