Intro to Directing


Freedom Studios will host a week of FREE workshops for those interested in theatre directing. Interested applicants must be over the age of 18 with little or no experience of directing for the theatre. The course is aimed at people of colour. We welcome applicants from those based in West Yorkshire and in the Bradford area.

The workshops will cover areas such as:
• What it means to be a director
• Working with actors
• Working with a text
• Working in different spaces
• Routes into making a career as a director

It will give participants the chance to learn in a relaxed, fun and open environment.

The course will be run by Freedom Studios Trainee Artistic Director Kash Arshad, as well as other industry professionals. The workshops will take place on Monday 23rd September to Friday 27th September at Theatre in the Mill, Off Shearbridge Road, University of Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1DP.

• Travel expenses will be covered.
• Applicants must be available for the whole week.

To apply please email Kash Arshad – kash@freedomstudios.co.uk giving the following information

• Tell us a little bit about yourself
• Why you’re interested in the Introduction to Directing Course

The Introduction to Directing is funded by Arts Council England through Sustain Funding which aims to support the development of established and emerging Black and minority ethnic theatre makers and to increase the representation of Black and minority ethnic theatre makers across the wider theatre sector in England.

If you’d like to have a chat about the course then please contact Kash Arshad – kash@freedomstudios.co.uk 

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