Welcome to Stage Directors UK brand new Blog!

Each week we will be hearing from different members within the industry on topics that inspire, engage, concern or frustrate them.

To begin with our staff and board are sharing their thoughts with you, giving you a chance to get to the know the people behind the creation of SDUK.

 

Welcome to the first of our Quick Fire Questions sessions! Today it's with SDUK board member and Director Kirstie Davis on what it's like running a building and now moving from being an Artistic Director of Company Forest Forge back into Freelance Directing...

Following on from our last blog Boobin while you work this week  SDUK member Poppy Burton-Morgan, shares her career-child-juggling journey from four years down the road...

This weeks blog is from SDUK Board Member and New Mum Jemma Gross on trying to keep working with a little one in tow.. Trying to financially survive as well as artistically as a theatre director is near enough impossible. Whether your starting out, or somewhere...

This week's blog is from Mars Lord, Doula Extraordinaire, Theatre Enthusiast and Trustee for Park Theatre and Bilimankhwe Arts on the need for our stages to reflect the whole of society...

As you settle down to, hopefully, a relaxing and festive holiday, here is a little Christmas reading for you to round up 2016  for Stage Directors UK from co-chairs Kate Saxon and Jeremy Herrin. 2016, with its various ups and downs around the world, has...

This week's blog is from  SDUK Member Daniel Goldman, Artistic Director of Tangram Theatre and the CASA Latin America Theatre Festival. His current production is Thebes Land, by Franco-Uruguayan playwright Sergio Blanco, one of Latin America’s most exciting voices.  Here Daniel gives us a rare insight into...

This week's guest blog is from Opera Director Thaddeus Strassberger on his experience of mentoring at the 3 day groundbreaking SDUK Opera Workshop.  Click HERE to read more about this unique directing course. [caption id="attachment_2534" align="aligncenter" width="826"] RIGOLETTO G. Verdi / F. Piave Staatstheater Braunschweig October 2015 Photos...

This week's blog is from Theatre Director and non-member, Sophie Ivatts.   Sophie kindly also agreed to let me share with you why she hasn't joined SDUK yet.  "Tbh I have been meaning to join for a while, but have been putting off because I'm skint!...

This blog comes courtesy of SDUK Member, Caroline Williams, reflecting on her time being mentored by Board Member Phelim McDermott: As a director you don't often come across the opportunity to be mentored. You are more than welcome to assist more experienced directors but when it...