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!
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 workshops on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Membership fee is £150 a term (every 3-4 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 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 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 and other additional showcases at Southwark Playhouse.
FREE MEMBERSHIP TO THE ARTISTS HUB
As a member of The Directors Club you get free membership to The Artists Hub, which can be found at https://theartistshub.co.uk Here you have your own profile, area to create a portfolio of work that can be shared with others outside of the hub, you can also connect with other artists in the hub, take part in creative challenges, hear and share jobs & opportunities, sell/find props/costumes/art in our store, join our many creative groups and input into our online ‘Greenroom’ which has its own newsfeed to keep you creative and inspired!
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 £150 a term (every 4 months). For renewing or returning members it is £125. 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.
Testimonials can be found HERE
Our next term will start in the autumn of 2022. Please find the dates below and get in touch if you would like to join as places fill quickly:
Thursdays 7-9pm at Southwark Playhouse
Showcases dates revealed as the term evolves, in accordance with theatres availability. There will be a showcase in December.