DIRECTOR’S CUT THEATRE COMPANY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE HOST:

The Director’s Club

BASED IN LONDON SINCE 2015 AND IN BRIGHTON SINCE 2022.

Supporting the early careers of the theatre makers of tomorrow!

TO APPLY SEND YOUR CV TO [email protected]

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, emerging and experienced directors who want to refine their skills through learning, experience and development.

The Director’s Club takes place at Southwark Playhouse, weekly on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Membership fee is £225 a term (or £175 or returning or renewing members).

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 ACTOR’S 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.

ENCOMPASS – OUR SCHEME THAT CONNECTS ARTISTS ON PROJECTS TO WORKSHOP A SCRIPT, OR IDEA

We encourage artists within our artistic community to connect and work together. We match actors, writers and directors on a project to workshop it, facilitated by one of our directors.  Many projects have gone on to have a future life from one of these workshops!  Encompass scheme is supported by theatres Southwark Playhouse, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Rose Kingston, Park Theatre 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.  More on the scheme can be found HERE.

DIRECT IN SHOWCASES

Members of The Director’s Club get the opportunity to work with new writers, professional actors, and direct in The Director’s Club Showcase and other additional showcases at Southwark Playhouse. In London directors direct in theatres such as Southwark Playhouse, in Brighton at Komedia, the winner of best venue in the South East and West of England.

AND MORE…

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.

TAKE PART

TO APPLY PLEASE SEND YOUR CV TO [email protected] To apply for the directors club we just wish to see your CV detailing your directing/creative experience and a few words on why you would like to join the club. Thank you.

Membership fee is £225 a term.  Places are limited so apply now to avoid disappointment.  To apply click on the ‘Join The Directors Club’ button at the top of this page.  For returning or renewing members membership is discounted to £175 a term.

Testimonials can be found HERE

The Spring Term 2023 dates for The Director’s Club are here!

CHECK OUT BELOW FOR DATES ON OUR LONDON AND BRIGHTON CLUBS

LONDON

Workshops – Thursdays 7 – 9pm at Southwark Playhouse

7th March

14th March

21st March

28th March

Break

4th April – Write to Right – rehearsed reading night (optional)

11th April

18th April – Write to Right – rehearsed reading night (optional)

Break

2nd May – Write to Right – rehearsed reading night (optional)

9th May – Write to Right – rehearsed reading night (optional)

16th May – Director’s Club Workshop

23rd May – Director’s Club Workshop

30th May – Director’s Club Workshop

The main showcase will be at Southwark Playhouse on Sunday 12th May.

BRIGHTON

Weekly on Tuesdays 12:30pm – 2:30pm at Komedia, in the heart of Brighton.

The Brighton Directors Club combines directors and actors together in the same workshop to work on scripts written by the writers, exploring technique, developing skills, experimenting and expanding their toolkit.

12:30 pm – 2:30pm

12th March

19th March

26th March

2nd April

9th April

Break

23rd April

30th April

7th May

Showcase at Komedia in Brighton is on Sunday 21st April 2024

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