EL051 - Assistant Director - Young Company

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Posted: 12/05/2022 16:36
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £2000 Freelance Fee
Location: Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade
Level: Freelance
Deadline: 30/05/2022 23:59
Hours: Freelance position
Benefits: Great ticket offers

Assistant Director – Young Company Summer Production 22


The Parent Show

Directed by Nicole Redfern

Freelance Position, Fee £2000


Theatre Royal Plymouth is seeking a South West based Assistant Director for our next Young Company production, The Parent Show. This will be performed in the Drum from 25-27 August 2022.


The Parent Show will be a devised, ensemble piece of theatre, developed with members of the Theatre Royal Plymouth's Young Company. The show will explore the relationships between the teenage cast and their parents, focusing particularly on the young people's ideas, images, knowledge, and experience of their parents. It will look at who their parents are now - but also who they once were, in their pasts. 


The show will be produced in the Drum Theatre at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in August 2022.


The cast will be aged between 14-20 years old.


As a devised show, the exact content of the show is currently unknown, and will be developed with the young people over the summer months. 


The assistant director will work closely with Nicole Redfern, Director, in creating this production. The assistant director will need to be available for all rehearsals leading up to the performances.


Please see rehearsal schedule attached. This will be a devised production so experience in devising, writing or dramaturgy would be an advantage.


YC Summer Show rehearsal schedule


Alongside the Director, you will be responsible for maintaining a productive and safe environment during the rehearsal process. The cast will be made up of 16-20 young company members aged 14-21.  You should be comfortable working alongside a group of young people from a variety of backgrounds and with differing levels of experience. Applicants should be interested in fostering a collaborative and supportive approach to developing work.


How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for the Assistant Director freelance position please upload the following details using the 'My Application Form' tab.

An up-to-date CV combined with a statement (no longer than one side of A4) on why you are interested in working on this project and why you think you would be suitable.

Closing date for applications is 30 May 2022 at midnight

Interviews will take place w/c 6 June 2022


Please note that this is a Freelance position with a Freelance Fee of £2000.  Therefore, you will be responsible for your own tax and National Insurance contributions and must have a unique tax reference number.


It is compulsory for all individuals working with young people and vulnerable adults to have an enhanced DBS check within the last 3 years.




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