Call for directors

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After we regretfully decided that we must cancel our proposed production of ‘Les Liaisons dangereuses’, we are now planning for the future, and will resume our normal activities as the Covid pandemic recedes.

We have an opportunity to mount a production in the Drama Studio during the week beginning June 27th 2022. This is an invitation to all who are interested, to bring forward proposals which the SUDS Committee will be glad to receive. Please email any ideas by Monday 7th March to David.Walker@sheffield.ac.uk.

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. Ideally it would be a well-known play that will guarantee us good audience numbers.

We’re happy to hear from you if there’s one play that you’re burning to direct, but it would be helpful if you could offer us more than one so that we can consider various 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 our Chair David Walker (david.walker@sheffield.ac.uk) for a chat.

If you are wanting to direct, please 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 stage. We have a very friendly and able membership who will support you through every aspect of the production.

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