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Regional theatres sign up for 2015 Young Director Scheme

Leicester's Curve theatre Leicester's Curve theatre. Photo: Iain Jaques
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Bristol Old Vic, Leicester’s Curve and the Liverpool Everyman are among theatres taking part in the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme for 2015.

The scheme provides professional training for emerging directors and artistic directors.

Other theatres that will be involved this year include the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Derby Theatre and the Octagon Theatre in Bolton.

Three new courses for directors from under-represented communities will be run by Slung Low, Tamasha with the Belgrade, and Tiata Fahodzi with West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Bristol Old Vic and the Liverpool Everyman will host two three-month placements for directors at the start of their careers, while 18-month residencies will be awarded to emerging directors to work at Curve, Derby Theatre and the Octagon. Applications for these residencies are now open.

The Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme was established in 1960 and includes alumni such as Trevor Nunn, Rupert Goold, Lorne Campbell and Vicky Featherstone.

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