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 attachments to writers, theatre makers and directors in which they receive mentorship, have access to the staff and resources of The REP, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 here email@example.com
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 and Folk.
Assistant Directing Opportunity
The JMK Trust in partnership with Birmingham Repertory Theatre is offering an Assistant Director Bursary to a participant of the JMK & Birmingham Repertory Theatre 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 Birmingham area who has demonstrated a commitment to directing and a passion for theatre making. The recipient will become a Leverhulme Arts Scholar.
We are looking for an assistant director for Roxana Silbert's upcoming production of Amédée by Eugene Ionesco, adapted by Sean Foley
The assistant director will need to be available for:
Rehearsals from: Monday 23 January 2017
Technical from: Monday 20 February 2017
First preview: Friday 24 February 2017
Press: Tuesday 28 February 2017
Closes: Saturday 11 March 2017
Please note that rehearsals will be in London. Travel, accommodation and subsistence will be covered as part of this bursary.
As Assistant Director, your duties would include:
To provide general assistance to the Director.
- As agreed with the Director, to carry out any research that will inform and benefit the production.
- To observe rehearsals and have input in discussions and production meetings.
- To assist the company in documenting the rehearsal process for the purposes of marketing, archiving and evaluating the project through blogs, social media and other forms as agreed.
- To observe and assist the Director in the production week as required.
- To attend and participate in post-show discussions by mutual agreement with the Producer.
- To support the company whilst the play is in performance as agreed with the Director and Stage Manager, including attending and noting the production.
- Any further duties as required by the Director.
The bursary recipient will demonstrate a commitment to living and making theatre in the Birmingham area and will also be or become a participant of the JMK venue Directors' Group and as part of the bursary will also be responsible for working with the JMK Artistic Coordinator, and venue to support and facilitate the group until next year's bursary recipient is chosen.
The Leverhulme Bursary consists of £2,350 (travel, accommodation and subsistence will be covered as part of this bursary and is not included in the fee)
How to apply
Please send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 13 January at 6pm.
- Why you are interested in working with Roxana Silbert on this production
- Your relevant experience and what you can bring to the role
- How this assisting opportunity and involvement in the Birmingham Rep JMK Trust Directors' group will contribute to your professional development
- Your commitment to living and making theatre in Birmingham.
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 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.
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
- Share your local football stories and be part of our upcoming production, Stadium
- Unleash your inner artist with our weekly art classes which cost just £5 email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Discovery Day on 15 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 email@example.com
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