Assistant Director Opportunity For A Thousand Splendid Suns
The JMK Trust in partnership with Birmingham Repertory Theatre is offering an Assistant Director Bursary for the upcoming production of Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns, adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma and directed by Roxana Silbert.
This JMK Bob Carlton Bursary has been set up in memory of Bob Carlton, an Olivier Award-winning theatre director, who was born in Coventry. This Assistant Director Bursary will provide a learning and training opportunity for a talented new director, based in the Midlands. There will be lots of opportunity to learn new skills and gain insights into the production process.
We particularly welcome applications from members of the Afghan community who are currently under-represented within our workplace and with the artistic community of the West Midlands.
The assistant director will need to be available for:
- w/c Monday 1 April 2019: Rehearsals, Birmingham/London
- w/c Monday 8 April 2019: Rehearsals, Birmingham/London
- w/c Monday 15 April 2019: Rehearsals, Birmingham/London
- w/c Monday 22 April 2019: Rehearsals, Birmingham/London
- w/c Monday 29 April 2019: Production Week, The REP
- Thursday 2 May – Wednesday 8 May 2019: Previews through to Press Night, The REP
And subsequently to attend the get-in and opening performances of the following runs:
- w/c 20 May 2019: Performances at Hackney Empire
- w/c 27 May 2019: Performances at Northern Stage (opens 30 May 19)
- w/c 3 June 2019: Performances at Northern Stage
- w/c 10 June 2019: Performances at Northern Stage
- w/c 24 June 2019: Performances in Southampton
- w/c 1 July 2019: Performances in Southampton
As Assistant Director, your duties would include:
- To provide general assistance to the Director and Associate Director.
- As agreed with the Director, to carry out any research that will inform and benefit the production.
- To observe rehearsals and have input to 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 and Associate Director in the production week as required.
- To attend and participate in post-show discussions by mutual agreement with the Producers.
- To support the company whilst the play is in performance as agreed with the Director and Stage Manager, including seeing the production in to touring venues and noting the production on tour.
- Any further duties as required by the Director and Associate Director.
The bursary is for £2,350 and covers the rehearsal and performance period until Wednesday 8 May 2019.
In addition to the above fee, The REP will provide accommodation in and travel for any work outside of Birmingham. No other out of pocket expenses will be covered.
How to apply
Please send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm on Friday 1 February 2019. Interviews will be held on Thursday 7 February 2019.
- Why you are interested in working with Roxana Silbert on this production.
- Your relevant experience, in theatre or other areas, and what you can bring to the role.
- How this assisting opportunity and involvement in Birmingham Repertory Theatre will contribute to your professional development.
- Your commitment to living and making theatre in the Midlands.
If you have any difficulties with the above or would like to discuss it further please contact Sarah-Katy Davies (Sarah-Katy.Davies@birmingham-rep.co.uk /0121 245 2065) or Lynette Dakin (email@example.com/0121 245 2045).
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