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Skill Building Exercises for Directors

Weekly tasks to develop and expand your creative muscles

Young vic

We thought it would be useful to have a weekly task that enables you to continue to develop and expand your creative muscles.   Each Monday director Sacha Wares will be setting you a task for the week with a catch up moment on Wednesday and then a debrief on Friday. Topics over the weeks will break down into three main areas with four tasks per area:

  • Approaches to design including identifying the key challenges presented by a text, researching the world of the script, developing concepts for different spaces and budgets etc. 
  • Ways to look at a script including breaking down a scene (or monologue) into units, identifying the turning point by drawing, understanding the underlying structure etc.
  • Rehearsal room skills including planning a rehearsal schedule and giving playable notes.

If you are joining the group after 20 April please let us know before you join a session. We will put you in touch with directors who have taken part in all of the sessions and they can pass on information about previous exercises and tasks. 

Sacha was an associate director of the Royal Court Theatre from 2007 – 2013 and an associate at the Young Vic Theatre from 2010 – 2017. She is now attached to the NT Immersive Storytelling Studio as associate.


Latest Events

We are delighted that our associate company the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme (RTYDS) will be curating and delivering the program for emerging directors, producers, designers and artists whilst we temporarily reduce our key operations throughout June and July 2020.  Find out what events we have planned