Opportunities for 6 Emerging Directors to be part of our Launch Year Shows

National Theatre Wales is keen to foster new directing talent. We believe that one of the most effective ways to develop as a director is by spending time in the rehearsal room observing and supporting more experienced individuals. Therefore, during our launch year of work, we are offering opportunities for emerging directors to become involved in six of our shows.

Each emerging director will be given an all-in fee of £2,000 (to include any travel and accommodation costs you incur) and the successful candidates will need to commit to full time attendance during rehearsals (generally four or five weeks, plus the opening week).

Details of how to apply are attached here. Emerging Directors final.pdf

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Comment by Robert Harper on January 18, 2010 at 11:24
What a fantastic opportunity.
Comment by Liz Postlethwaite on December 17, 2009 at 15:17
Great project John! Look forward to seeing the results.
Comment by Tim Price on December 17, 2009 at 3:05
May the six enjoy their experiences with NTW but ultimately be frustrated and choose to put on full length plays above pubs and kebab shops and shoe shops etc....
Comment by Tracy Evans on December 16, 2009 at 22:33
Good work ntw. Excellent training that gives maximum respect to the trainees by paying them for their work. Another wonderful opportunity offered by ntw. Thanks!
Comment by National Theatre Wales on December 16, 2009 at 22:12
One thing I keep meaning to add. Emerging can mean ANY age. A lot of actors, for example, emerge as directors in mid-life and do a very fine job of it.
Comment by National Theatre Wales on December 16, 2009 at 22:07
Thanks for the enthusiasm all. Do put the word out around your networks. This is the first of what we hope will be a series of significant Artist Development opportunities in the coming years. They've been designed very much with all your input in mind, including the importance of putting funds in place to make sure a full range of people could get involved. Of course to do this on the scale we really want will take some serious fundraising, but for now we felt that this had to be part of our core commitment.
Comment by Phillip Mackenzie on December 16, 2009 at 15:17
Brilliant and much needed - may there be many more such opportunities.
Comment by Gary Owen on December 16, 2009 at 11:18
I'm going to echo Tim by saying - this is great news. And great to see assistant posts getting some kind of financial reward, instead of going by default to those who don't need to earn a wage.
Comment by National Theatre Wales on December 16, 2009 at 0:56
Yes, that's very much the principle behind the whole project Tim. We thought it best not to draw a strict line, but the focus should be on enriching Welsh theatre and supporting new theatre ideas here. And yes, the fringe scene is crucial.
Comment by Tim Price on December 15, 2009 at 23:16
This is great news. I'm so glad NTW are taking an interest in emerging directors. I'd urge NTW to focus on Wales-based emerging directors so the fringe scene can start to enjoy the fruits of newly enthused, inspired and trained directors.

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