The project provides young theatre makers with a vital Launchpad into their careers as directors. It gives the all-important chance to professionally direct their own work and develp creative skills, explore artistic visions and take ownership for creating their own work. This blog from one of our past directors explains why this programme is not just important but essential: http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/blog-why-this-programme-isnt-just-important-but-essential/
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Why it's a great idea:
Access to training is essential in building skills, CVs and contacts. Artists, in the broadest sense, are shaped by their experiences. The project provides practical training, you learn by doing it, participants will have session on arts management, marketing, producing, directing, curating, budgeting, fundraising and will apply their learning through producing their own Theatre Festival. They will gain directing credits for their CV, go through a real-life process of producing and directing their own play as well as a festival and weighing up real-life considerations in terms of the benefits they bring to the local community and themselves. The programme is delivered free of charge, but participants have to fundraise a designated amount that will benefit the next group/festival. This is particularly important for creatives who have not come through MA directing courses or placements with large theatres, to be noticed and develop their voices.
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Thank you! You donation made all the difference. We have no words to explain how grateful we are. Your pledge helped us secure the funds. This means that we are able to continue running the Young Directors Programme and Festival. The programme goes live September 2016 and the Festival will be at the Albany Spring 2017. We will keep you posted with the developments. Eternally grateful Kwong, Franko and all the StoneCrabs Theatre Team