Young Directors is a 10-week introduction to the craft of directing live performance for 14 to 19 year olds.
What is Young Directors?
Young Directors is an introduction to the craft of directing live performance for 14 to 19 year olds.
You’ll be introduced to professional Directors working in the region, who’ll share their unique approaches to making live performance.
Through practical activity, you’ll learn all about the essentials of directing live performance, from working with actors to playing with text.
This programme is ideal for anyone who has no previous experience of directing.
When is it?
Mondays (5-7pm) during term time, from 8 Jan to 25 March 2024.
As part of this course, you will get the chance to visit live performances, including:
A Song for Ella Grey , 5 Feb (after the session)
Other performances to be confirmed.
These are social gatherings of all the young people who attend Northern Stage groups. As well as meeting other young people, these sessions will give you an exclusive chance to meet the leadership team working at Northern Stage, who will lead you through fun games and activities. They will happen on:
Mon 6 Nov, 5.30-7pm
Mon 8 Jan, 5.30-7pm
Mon 26 Feb, 5.30-7pm
What you’ll do
- Take part in introductory workshops about the essentials of directing live performance
- Meet professional directors working in the North East region and learn about their approaches
- Attend live performances
- Take part in 2 social sessions with young people from other Northern Stage groups.
How to book
Does it cost?
This depends on your circumstances. We want to make sure that cost is not a barrier for taking part in our programmes.
Below is a payment guide:
I have the means to pay for the full value of the course.
£90 (paid in 1 or 3 instalments).
I do not have enough income to spare to afford to pay the full fee.
£45 (paid in 1 or 3 instalments).
We try to offer free places to anyone experiencing a financial hardship that means they cannot afford the full or discounted fees. We recognise that reasons for financial hardship are different for everyone.
Please note – The upcoming Young Directors group is now full. To be added to the waiting list, please complete this form and we will get in touch with you if a place becomes available.
We may be able to support with travel costs. Please let us know on your Expression of Interest form if you would like to request support.