Dirty Protest are looking for an assistant director

Dirty Protest need YOU!

Dirty Protest are looking for an assistant director.

Come and work with us on our next major production, PARALLEL LINES by Katherine Chandler. Directed by Dirty Protest's Catherine Paskell, our first ever national tour will rehearse and open at Chapter, Cardiff before heading off to six key Welsh venues this autumn.

Who are Dirty Protest?

Dirty Protest is about our community of writers, directors, actors and creative practitioners. We create opportunities for experienced and emerging artists to create new work and develop their craft, and build friendships within our amazing theatrical network in Wales.

Launched in 2007, Dirty Protest has worked with over a 150 Welsh writers, staging new plays in theatres and alternative venues, from pubs and clubs, to kebab shops, hairdressers and a forest!

Since then, we have been drawing attention to Welsh new writing, shaking up the arts world along the way. The Guardian called Dirty Protest “cracking” and The Big Issue “spellbinding”. We won Best Production (Critic's Choice) at the Welsh Theatre Critics' Awards for our original production of Parallel Lines and in the last two years have performed at Latitude, the Royal Court Theatre, and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

“There are few people making theatre this exciting in Wales today.” The Guardian

“Regardless of the surroundings, whether conventional or original, Dirty Protest continues to produce shows that excite theatre goers.” What's on Wales

What will I do?

As an assistant director, you will be part of an experienced creative team and an award-winning theatre company. You will help take the production from first day to press night. You will have a lot of fun.

Your involvement in rehearsals can be planned around your availability and experience but we would like the assistant director to be available for the equivalent of 2 days a week for 4 weeks between 28th September – 25th October.

What kind of person are Dirty Protest looking for?

We would love to receive applications from directors from any background and any experience, the important thing is that you think you'll benefit from being part of Dirty Protest and this production.

Sounds great! How can I apply?

Send an email to us at info@dirtyprotesttheatre.co.uk before noon on Monday 21st September.

In your email, tell us why you'd like to be part of Dirty Protest for this project, and what you've been up to so far.

Feel free to let us know about any theatre you've been involved in and also anything else you've done that you'd like to tell us about: work, school, university, travel, life experience, hobbies - anything. We'd love to know what makes you tick.

What's next?

We will meet applicants on Wednesday 23rd September.

We will let you know our decision by Thursday 24th September.

We are partnering with National Theatre Wales TEAM to provide this opportunity because TEAM is about fostering collaboration between an ever-growing network of inspiring people. You must be a member of National Theatre Wales TEAM to benefit from this opportunity. (Click here to join TEAM if you haven't already).

You will be paid the living wage for the equivalent of two days a week, for the 3 weeks of rehearsal plus production week – this is £104 per week.

Rehearsals start: 28th September

Tech week starts: 19th October

Opening night: 21st October

Parallel Lines by Katherine Chandler is produced in association with Chapter, with support from Arts Council Wales sponsored by Welsh Government.

Find out more about Dirty Protest:


Twitter: @DirtyProtest

Facebook: Dirty Protest Theatre

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