DIRECTOR’S CUT THEATRE COMPANY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE HOST:
The Director’s Club
Supporting the early careers of the theatre makers of tomorrow!
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The Directors Club is the only club for theatre directors in the UK, and Europe, of its kind. A place that offers training, through a supportive and strong growing community which enables theatre makers an abundance of opportunities to discover their potential in a practical environment.
Director’s Cut runs the support group The Director’s Club, for new and emerging directors who want to refine their skills through learning, experience and development.
The Director’s Club takes place at Southwark Playhouse, fortnightly on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Membership fee is £100 a term (every 4 months).
DEVELOPING SKILLS & NETWORKING
The Director’s Club is designed to nurture talent, create a space to grow and provide new Director’s with a strong support network. The group meet regularly, giving each director the opportunity to run exercises, workshops and direct within the group, to provide and receive feedback and to gain and share skills, techniques, and experience.
TRAINING FROM PROFESSIONALS
Director’s Cut Theatre Company hire professional directors and practitioners to run workshops with The Director’s Club to share their knowledge and experience. Not only is this a great way to learn and develop skills, it is also an excellent opportunity to connect with directors working in the industry.
Previous workshops have included directors Mike Leigh, Dominic Cooke, Stephen Unwin, and Rikki Beadle-Blair to name a few.
FORM CONNECTIONS WITH THE WRITER’S CLUB AND THE ACTORS CLUB
Directors in The Director’s Club get the opportunity to work on scripts written by members of The Writers Club and direct professional actors from The Actors Club in our Write To Right nights, as well as many other projects, including workshops and events that connect artists across these clubs.
RUN A WORKSHOP ON A SCRIPT IDEA OR TECHNIQUE
Director’s Cut Theatre Company have launched a scheme supported by theatres Southwark Playhouse, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Pleasance Theatre to support directors within The Director’s Club by providing rehearsal space every month for them to workshop a script, idea or technique they are developing as practitioners.
DIRECT AT THE SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
Members of The Director’s Club get the opportunity to work with new writers, professional actors, and direct in The Director’s Club Showcase at Southwark Playhouse.
GET ACCESS TO THE HUB
The Hub is our online creative community platform which enables artists to discover who is in the network, connect, provide and find resources, swap skills, initiate their own projects, have their artistic work advertised in our monthly newsletters, engage in creative challenges and quests, and read and share information on news, shows and other projects.
As well as all of the above Director’s Cut also host and organise many other events and activities including rehearsed readings, free mentoring sessions, community social events such as picnics, open mic nights and theatre trips and monthly newsletters advertising your shows and achievements. As a member of The Director’s Club you also recieve discounted tickets to selected plays and discounted drinks at Southwark Playhouse bar.
Membership fee is £100 a term (every 4 months). Places are limited so apply now to avoid disappointment. To apply click on the ‘Join The Writers Club’ button at the top of this page.
Testimonials can be found HERE