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.

 

Ahead of Stage Directors UK 'Making it Happen' event with Parents in Performing Arts here is an inspiring interview with Chicago based Director Lydia Milman Schmidt about parenting in the performing arts.  This blog post was originally posted on auditioningmom.com, a great blog by Rachel Spencer Hewitt  an actress...

This week's 5 Minute Chat is with the new Artistic Director of Dukes in Lancaster, Sarah Punshon. SD: How are you feeling moving from freelancing role to permanent home running a building? SP: Excited. Scared. SD: What are you most excited by? SP: Being able to think longer term. Developing relationships with local...

This week's 5 Minute Chat is with Stage Director's New Executive Director Thomas Hescott  And on Tuesday May 2nd Thomas will be in conversation with his Agent Dan Uztan from UNited Agents at Century Club.  Want to know more about the Director/ Agent Relationship? Want to...

This week SDUK's founder and former CEO, Piers Haggard pays tribute to Director Christopher Morahan, sharing his thoughts on this multi-award winning colleague and friend. Christopher Morahan, who died last Friday aged 87, was a multi award winning director of TV and theatre, who also managed to...

This week's blog is by director and SDUK Board Member Jonny Humphreys on trying out the PIPA suggestion of planning and honouring a rehearsal schedule sent to the actors prior to rehearsal...

Welcome to the first of our 5 Minute Chat 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...