Glasgow Citz to offer two-year director residency

Dominic Hill. Photo: Eamonn McGoldrick
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The Glasgow Citizens and Untitled Projects are offering a two-year residency to a mid-career director, to study and stage large-scale classic plays.

The paid position will be mentored by artistic directors Dominic Hill of the Citizens and Stewart Laing of Untitled Projects. Starting in April 2014, the director must have been working in professional theatre anywhere in Scotland for at least five years and have fully staged at least three productions.

The residency will culminate in the direction of a classic play on the Citizen's main stage as part of its season. It is supported by Creative Scotland’s Creative Futures Programme and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Laing, who recently directed the National Theatre of Scotland co-production Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner, said: “We are fortunate that the Scottish theatre scene has lots of opportunities for emerging directors. However, the pathways to taking that next step, to presenting large-scale, classic plays on a proscenium arch stage, are more limited."

Hill added: "My vision for the programming at the Citizens Theatre is to present classic texts reinvented for contemporary audiences and I’m looking forward to working with a director who will bring fresh ideas about how we can realise this.

"It is vital that established, successful organisations like the Citizens and Untitled Projects provide opportunities that encourage Scottish directors' ambitions and equip them with the skills and experience needed to deliver truly inspirational live theatre.”

Application forms and further information are available from http://www.untitledprojects.co.uk/opportunities/ The deadline for applications is January 20, 2014.