An initiative to develop an experienced director’s leadership skills has been launched by the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme in partnership with Sheffield Theatres.
The Associate Artistic Director Scheme will support a director for an 18-month residency. Interviews for the scheme will take place in early 2020. The residency begins in September.
RTYDS artistic director Sue Emmas said: “There are a number of development opportunities for artists at the early stage of their career […] but there is a limited offer for more experienced directors to enrich and develop both their craft and leadership skills.
Sheffield Theatres artistic director Robert Hastie said the candidate will “become part of the core team at Sheffield Theatres, and play a part in significantly influencing its future course”.
Hastie added: “We’re looking for an artist with experience of making ambitious, innovative, inclusive theatre, who wants to improve their leadership skills, and is excited about embracing the full range and variety of Sheffield Theatres’ work.”
RTYDS also announced the successful theatres and directors that will work together on three-month placements.
These are Manchester’s Royal Exchange with Chantell Walker, Hull Truck and Middle Child Theatre with Annabel Streeton, and the North Wall in Oxford with Amelia Thornber.
Additionally, RTYDS has announced that the Core at Corby Cube will host an Introduction to Directing scheme, which will offer practical training for an applicant who wants to find out if directing is the right career choice for them.