The Genesis Future Directors Award enables us to identify, support and nurture a director to explore their craft and stage a production in the Clare Theatre. The Award is aimed at emerging directors who have demonstrated a talent for, and commitment to, directing but have had limited opportunity to make work.
The recipient of the Award will have the opportunity to work for four weeks on a play of their choice. The director can work with up to five actors and a full creative team. The production is part of the Young Vic's programme and is fully supported by the Young Vic's creative, administrative and production teams. The project concludes with 12 performances to a paying audience in the Clare Theatre. There are two Awards per year and these opportunities will be advertised through the Genesis Directors Network.
Recent Genesis Future Directors Award recipients include:
- Lekan Lawal, 2019
- Debbie Hannan, 2018
- John R. Wilkinson, 2018
- Nancy Medina, 2017
- Lucy J Skilbeck, 2017
- Bryony Shanahan, 2016
- Ola Ince, 2016
- Rikki Henry, 2015
- Tinuke Craig, 2014
- Finn Beames, 2014
- Matthew Xia, 2013
- Ben Kidd, 2012
The Genesis Future Directors Award at the Young Vic 2019
Genesis Future Directors Award is now open. You can find all the info on the past award below.
The close relationship between the Genesis Foundation and the Young Vic dates back over fifteen years. The generous support we have received has been crucial to establishing and maintaining our work with directors, which is at the heart of everything we do.
The Genesis Future Directors Award enables us to identify, support and nurture a director to explore their craft and stage a production in the Clare Theatre. The Award is aimed at young and /or emerging directors who have demonstrated a talent for and commitment to directing but have had limited opportunity to make work.
The director will have the opportunity to work for four weeks on a play for the Clare Theatre. The production will be part of the Young Vic's program and will be fully supported and produced by the Young Vic's creative, administrative and production teams. The award will conclude with 12 performances to a paying audience in September/ October 2019. The director will receive a fee and will be supported by a full producing and creative team including designer, lighting designer, sound designer and stage management team, as well as a casting director. The actors will be paid a Young Vic company wage.
We are looking for directors who:
- Have already demonstrated a talent for and a commitment to directing
- Have directed at least one professional production but are at an early stage of their development as a director
- Demonstrated a commitment to originality and a desire to expand their understanding of theatre practice
- Are fascinated by the actor’s process and the director’s role in it
- Are able to rehearse the production from September 2019 and the show will run to October 2019.
- Are resident in the UK at point of application
You do not have to be a member of the Young Vic Genesis Directors Network to apply but we encourage you to join. Find out more.
To find out more about the award and how to apply download the guidelines.
The deadline for applications is noon on Tuesday 2 April 2019.
Genesis Future Directors Award
Generously supported by the Genesis Foundation.