The Traineeship Programme provides participants with a solid training to develop their creative potential as makers of theatre. Not only will you work with leading theatre practitioners you will direct a public staged reading of your chosen play in a final showcase.
The programme consists of a
series of practical workshops and tutorials towards exploring the nature of a
directors work. You will develop practical skills in:
Producing (sourcing work space, programming, budgeting, casting)
Fundraising (as part of the training, we, as a group, will engage
in actual fundraising activities)
Arts management (administration, marketing & press)
And backstage work
The sessions are led by StoneCrabs
Artistic Directors, Franko Figueiredo and Kwong Loke, and various StoneCrabs
Theatre Company Associates (Tanja Pagnuco, Chris ODonnell & Tereza
Araujo). Guest theatre practitioners are also brought in to aid the discovery
of a variety of theatre traditions and techniques and to assist you in
unlocking your creative potential.
an opportunity for aspiring theatre directors and those who are at the very beginning
of their career.
want to hear from you if you:
Are keen to work in a professional theatre environment.
Can commit to 1½ days a week (Tuesday evenings and all day
Saturdays for a period of 4 months)
Are driven to produce your own work.
Are keen to become members of a young company.
Can commit to the final showcase full time for 1 week.
about yourself (No more than 2 pages) including the following information:
What you’ve done, What you’re doing, What you’d like to do in the
What you could bring to the StoneCrabs Directors Traineeship
What you expect to gain from the programme?
The title and 100 word summary of the play you would like to
direct (it can be any play as long as it is published, runs for no longer than
50 minutes and requires no more than 2 or 3 actors). Why do you want to direct
Your date of birth and full contact details.
Applications must reach us by September 3rd
Interviews are from 17th 28th
Programme starts on Saturday 13th
only a few places available, so be persuasive.
should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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