At the heart of The REP sits our commitment to new work, and to the voices and experiences of the communities that make up our region.
Through REP Foundry we are proud to identify, nurture and develop new stories, new voices and new artists from the West Midlands.
Now in its fourth year, our award winning development programme offers year round support to writers, theatre makers and directors. They receive mentorship, have access to the staff and resources of The REP and have budgets to make, share and test work. Productions that have been created in REP Foundry and produced by The REP include Nothing, Lady Lust, Abuelo, The Forensics Of A Flat and Unknown Male.
For more information about REP Foundry, please email email@example.com.
REP Foundry 2018 Applications Now Open
Birmingham Repertory Theatre's acclaimed artist development scheme is looking for emerging theatre practitioners from across the Midlands. This year REP Foundry will offer exciting new theatre practitioners the opportunity to become Associates of The REP. Now in its fourth year, previous Foundry artists have gone on to have work produced by The REP, in the wider region, nationally and internationally and have forged career-changing partnerships with The REP and fellow Foundry artists.
REP Foundry will run from January – November 2018.
For more information, or to apply, download the application form on the right hand side of the page. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 2 October 2017, with interviews taking place on 16 and 17 October.
All access requirements can be met. If the application process is inaccessible in any way please get in touch with Lynette Dakin on 0121 245 2045 so we can make alternative arrangements.
The Foundry is supported by The Leverhulme Trust and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
For writers from the West Midlands who are interested in learning more about the craft of playwriting, Write Away offers free workshops and masterclasses.
Email your interest in Write Away to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The JMK Directors group is for young and emerging theatre makers and directors in the West Midlands and offers access to free workshops, networking and assistant director bursaries. Directors from the JMK group have assisted on REP productions of The Mother, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Folk and Amédée.
The Birmingham JMK Directors' group is for young and emerging theatre makers and directors in the Birmingham area, and offers access to free workshops, networking and other opportunities. It has been set up as part of the JMK Trust's regional programme, which aims to find and support talented theatre directors around the UK. To learn more about the group please contact and to find out more about The JMK Trust click here.
Assistant Directing Opportunity
We are looking for an assistant director for Tessa Walker's upcoming production of 101 Dalmatians.
The JMK Trust in partnership with Birmingham Repertory Theatre is offering an Assistant Director Bursary to a participant of the JMK & The REP Directors' Group. The bursary is an arts scholarship, funded by the Leverhulme Trust that will provide a learning and training opportunity for a talented emerging director, based in the West Midlands who has demonstrated a commitment to directing and a passion for theatre making. The recipient will become a Leverhulme Arts Scholar.
Download the full description and application details from the downloads section on the right hand side of this page.
Thank you so much for reading my play and your feedback; it is so rare to actually receive the thoughts of such an experienced individual from such an established theatre, especially one who engages with a piece so fully, so thank you immensely.
If you have a script that you would like us to read, please send it to email@example.com.
It may take up to four months for a reply so do bear with us.
Introduction To Directing Course For D/Deaf And Disabled Artists
As part of our commitment to inclusivity and diversity, The REP, in partnership with Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme, are running an Introduction to Directing course for new and emerging D/deaf and disabled directors. The course offers an unique opportunity for anyone that has considered a career in directing or already has some experience.
The course will include weekly workshops with professional theatre directors and practitioners from both The REP and beyond focussing on the skills and resources you will need to take work from the page to the stage and continue to develop your craft.
The first workshop will begin on the evening of Wednesday 13 September 2017 and will run every week for 10 weeks, culminating in a sharing of your work to an invited audience.
Anyone aged 18 or over and based in the West Midlands can apply. All access requirements will be met.
To apply please send an expression of interest in a format that is most accessible to you. This can be a covering letter (1 page of A4) or a video application (no more than 3 minutes) letting us know why you want to take part. Please send this to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 25 August 2017.
Furnace is our new initiative for local people to discover how theatre is created, to work with extraordinary artists, and to create their own shows.
Current ways to get involved are listed here and more exciting opportunities will be announced soon
- Unleash your inner artist with our weekly art classes which cost just £5 - email email@example.com if you would like to attend.
- Make your very own play with our Play In A Day Workshops.
- Explore our interactive exhibition in the Foyer, #MadeAtTheREP.
- Stay for a free Post-Show Discussion.
- Visit our free Wellbeing Discovery Day on 22 October.
- Play the piano in our foyer (ask at the Box Office counter for access).
- Discover a range of playwrights, styles and periods with our fun, informal Play-Reading Group.
If you have a story to share, please contact The REP's Community Engagement Producer, Rosalyn Lesurf-Olner by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You'll see that we've signposted Artists, members of the local community and those creative orgainsations in need of a space within which to develop and present ideas, below.