SCDA and Citizens Theatre Director Development Programme

SCDA and Citizens Theatre Director Development Programme

… an opportunity of a lifetime …

SCDA in partnership with the world renowned Citizens Theatre has developed a unique experience for amateur theatre directors, comprising formal training and individual mentoring.  The format we are proposing is 2 intensive weekends followed by mentoring through a production.

We need to demonstrate a strong demand in order to make a case for funding, so please respond right away as below if this is something that you would like to do.  If we don’t get a good response then it simply wont happen!

Who is it for?

It will benefit new or emerging amateur directors but would also be suitable for experienced directors wishing further to develop their skills.  Places are limited to ensure that all participants can get maximum benefit from the practical workshops, so a selection process will be run jointly by SCDA and the Citizens Theatre.  Selection will not be dependent on having already directed a production.

What is the timeframe?

Our original plan was for the training weekends to take place in the Spring of 2018, taking into account but it is looking increasingly likely that it will now be in September 2018.

How much will it cost?

We are hoping to access sufficient funding to keep costs to a bare minimum so that it is not a barrier to participation.  Fuller details will be available on completion of a successful funding application.

What commitment is required?

  • you will need to attend both of the intensive weekends in Glasgow based in the Citizens Theatre
  • you will need to direct a local production within 1 year of completing the training weekends
  • you will be asked to share your experiences with the wider membership

We are now at the stage where we need to ensure that this appeals to enough members for us to submit a viable funding application.  If this is interests you, then please register your interest by contacting SCDA at directors@SCDA.org.uk by Monday 11 September.