Call For Directors

Call for directors for September 2020 and Spring 2021

The SUDS April 2020 production of ‘Les Liaisons dangereuses’ is now cast and rehearsals are well under way. NOW we have our eyes on the productions scheduled for September 2020 and Spring 2021. The exact dates are yet to be confirmed, but we expect our Autumn production to take place at the end of September.

This is an invitation to all who have an interest in theatre and who would like to direct. Whether or not you’ve directed before, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

SUDS doesn’t insist on any standard model for directing: we’ve had joint directors; director and co-director; director and assistant director. For example, if you’d like to gain experience but don’t yet feel able to take on directing single-handed, this latter pairing would work for you. Or perhaps you’ve had previous experience but would like to set yourself a new challenge. However you envisage it, SUDS provides a wealth of resources and dedicated personnel to help you bring your ideas to fruition onstage.

We are looking for a play proposal with at least 10 speaking characters and with a decent mix of male and female roles – though we encourage gender-blind casting too. Ideally it would be a well-known play that will guarantee us good audience numbers. Having just completed a highly successful sequence of costume dramas, we envisage that our next production will be of a modern-dress play (or a play that can be performed in a modern dress version)

We’re happy to hear from you if there’s one play that you’re burning to direct but it would be good if you could offer us more than so that we can consider our options.

If you think you might be interested but are unsure about any elements of the role or your choice of plays, do feel free to contact me for a chat.

If you are wanting to direct, it would be helpful if you could give us the title and author, the number and gender split of roles, a short idea of why you want to direct it and any production ideas you may have at this very early point.

We have a very friendly and able membership who will support you through every stage of the production.

To enable us properly to consider all proposals submitted, it would be helpful to get your ideas to us by 27 March 2020 by emailing David Walker, Chair of SUDS, at David.Walker@sheffield.ac.uk.

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