RTYDS Assistant Director Placement 


RTYDS Assistant Director Placement 

Love theatre? Into Drama? Would like to be a director but not sure how to get started?

Freedom Studios is offering a paid opportunity for a new director to do an 8-week Placement with us as Assistant Director on Kamal Kaan’s new play ‘Aaliyah (After Antigone)’ working with Co-Artistic Director, Alex Chisholm. This will be a digital/live hybrid show, made here in Bradford. Aaliyah is a version of Antigone by Sophocles set in contemporary Bradford. We encourage anyone with a strong interest in theatre and/or screen work to apply. As a Bradford based theatre company we welcome applications from directors based in Bradford or with a strong connection to the city. The commitment would be full time from 12th until 23rd July then 13th September to 22nd October 2021. We are particularly keen to hear from new directors from South Asian, Black, East Asian, or other backgrounds currently underrepresented in theatre.

Application is by CV (an outline of your education and any relevant experience up to now) AND a letter, no more than 2 A4 pages, OR an up to 4 minute video of yourself. Please include in the letter or video:


Why you are interested in this opportunity

Your connection to Bradford

How you will be able to commit to the placement for the 8 weeks

What you feel you’ll be able to bring to the production and company

What you would like to get out from the placement – how can we help you


For an informal chat contact Alex on alex@freedomstudios.co.uk


The Assistant Director will be paid £500 per week for the 8 weeks of the Placement.


RTYDS Assistant Director is part of the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme


Submit your application with the Subject Line: RTYDS Assistant Director Application – Your Name by 5pm Friday 1st July to hello@freedomstudios.co.uk


Interviews will be the week commencing Monday 5th July

We will aim to start the placement Monday 12th July

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