Applications Open for a New Series of Workshops at the Royal Court for Early Career Directors

Published on Mon 16 Aug 2021
Applications are open for a new series of workshops for directors at the Royal Court Theatre.

The workshops are an opening up of the process of directors and their dramaturgical approach with writers and scripts, facilitated by directors who have all recently worked at the Royal Court.

The group will take part in six weekly workshops – each session will be led by a different director looking at the dramaturgy of a play they have directed, and include Q&A’s with members of Royal Court staff on how working with writers guides their approach to their role.

Sessions will also include a Q&A with a writer on what they need from a director and a session where a playwright and director talk through different drafts of a script, from early stages to first preview.

The workshops will be for a group of 12 early career directors to be part of the discussion; those with one or two professional directing credits and a demonstrable interest in working with writers.

The Royal Court can support with access needs, travel and other costs of joining a group from outside London. Everyone who is offered a place will be asked to fill in an access questionnaire to ensure we can provide the appropriate resources.

There is no fee to take part and applicants must be aged 18 or over and based in the UK or Ireland.

Sessions will be every Wednesday evening from 6.30pm to 8.30pm for six weeks, starting on 15 September 2021. They will be in-person at the Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square.

Deadline for applications is Sunday 29 August 2021. There will be no interview process, participants will be chosen based on their application only.

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To apply, click here.

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