StoneCrabs Young Directors Theatre Training Programme ’10 – ’11

StoneCrabs Theatre is looking for creative, committed, and enthusiastic young people to take part in our Young Directors Programme. Not only will you work with leading theatre practitioners – you will present a final practical project at The Albany Theatre in South East London.

Posted: 10/03/2022

The programme offers a series of practical workshops and tutorials towards developing skills and exploring the nature of a director’s work as well as production, arts management and backstage work.  The sessions will be led by StoneCrabs Artistic Directors, Franko Figueiredo and Kwong Loke with invited theatre practitioners to explore an international variety of theatre traditions and techniques to assist the participants in unlocking their creative potential.

Practitioners will include actor Tereza Araujo (Boal techniques), actor Ruth Posner (actor/movement work), Kumiko Mendl (LeCoq movement), amongst other guests.

This is an opportunity for aspiring theatre directors and those who are at the very beginning of their career – and it’s FREE!

So, we want to hear from you if you:

  • are keen to work in a professional theatre environment.
  • can commit to 1½ days a week for a period of 3 months.
  • can commit to the final showcase – full time for 1 week.

Tell us about yourself on at least one side of A4, but 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 future,
  • What you could bring to the StoneCrabs Young Directors Programme;
  • 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).
  • Your date of birth and full contact details.

Applications must reach us by August 15th; Interviews are from Sept 6th to Sept 17th; Programme starts on week of 4 October 2010. There are only a few places available, so be persuasive. Further selection stages will involve an informal interview and help us to get to know you better.

Application should be sent by email to or

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

"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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