StoneCrabs Theatre Young Directors Traineeship Programme 2011-2012

StoneCrabs Theatre is looking for creative, committed, and enthusiastic aspiring theatre directors to take part in our Directors Traineeship Programme.

Posted: 10/03/2022




The Traineeship Programme is in its 7th year now and
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 your own play during the final showcase at the Albany theatre in Deptford, south-east London.

 The programme consists
of a series of practical workshops and tutorials towards exploring the nature
of a director’s work as well as developing skills in directing, producing, arts
management and backstage work. The sessions are led by StoneCrabs Artistic
Directors, Franko Figueiredo and Kwong Loke, and various StoneCrabs Theatre Company
Associates. Guest theatre practitioners are also brought in to aid the
discovery of an international variety of theatre traditions and techniques and to
assist you in unlocking your creative potential.

 This is an opportunity for aspiring theatre directors and those who
are at the very beginning of their career.

We want to hear from you, if you:

keen to work in a professional theatre environment.

commit to 1½ days a week – Tuesday evenings and all day Saturdays for a period
of 4 months.

commit to the final showcase – full time for 1 week.

 How to apply?

 Tell us about yourself and include the following information (no
more than 2 pages please):

What you’ve done. What
you’re doing. What you’d like to do
in the future.

What you could bring to the StoneCrabs Directors
Traineeship Programme.

What you expect to gain from the programme.

title and a 100 word summary of the play you would like to direct. This
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.

date of birth and full contact details.

 There are only a
few places available, so be persuasive!

 Applications must reach us by
16th September 2011.

 Interviews: 27th
September to 5th
October 2011

 Programme starts: Saturday, 29th October 2011

 Applications should be sent by email to

Further selection
stages will involve an informal interview to help us to get to know you better.

 For more
information please contact us on 020 8694 6472 or email to  or visit

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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