StoneCrabs

Young Directors Training Programme

Crucial training opportunity for aspiring theatre directors in the UK to kick-start their careers. Since 2006, the programme runs annually, depending on finances. We aim to continue supporting the next generation of diverse and exciting theatre makers with this free & unique vocational training.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1115881)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Donations

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  • I‚Äôm proud to say StoneCrabs is where my roots and love for theatre direction was nurtured and still continues to be to this day

    — Natasha Nixon Staff Director at the National Theatre (2008 graduate

  • ‚ÄúWithout this course I would not be where I am today.‚Äù

    — Bola Agbaje, Director and Olivier Award-winning playwright (2006 graduate)

  • I’m proud to say StoneCrabs is where my roots and love for theatre direction was nurtured and still continues to be to this day

    — Natasha Nixon Staff Director at the National Theatre (2008 graduate

  • “Without this course I would not be where I am today.”

    — Bola Agbaje, Director and Olivier Award-winning playwright (2006 graduate)

Situation

With the government's harsh financial cuts, many training programmes for young people in the arts sector are now so financially stretched, they are weakened or are disappearing altogether. Young, talented theatre-makers should not be encouraged to take alternative career paths. It is crucial for the vibrant future of the UK's theatre scene that these young people are given the opportunity to train. If we don't act now we risk losing a generation of exciting and challenging theatre makers

Solution

Our project gives aspiring theatre directors hands-on, relevant training. Our programme gives trainees an insight into international rehearsal methods and also a practical understanding of marketing and fundraising strategy, Arts Council policy, producer-venue-director relationship and so much more. The programme concludes with the trainees professionally directing a play of choice - often a career-starting credit on their CV - to be showcased to a paying audience in London.