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.

 

This week its HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO IMPROBABLE and so here's a little something from their artistic directors about what they have been up to for the last 21 years. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hello. Lee and Phelim here – Artistic Directors of Improbable. Improbable is celebrating its 21st year of existence this...

We are thrilled to announce the NEW SDUK BOARD for 2017 as voted for by our members:       [gallery ids="2927,2930,2931,2932,2933,2934,2935,2936,847,849,826,2937,2938,2632,852,2939,2940,2941,883,2942,2949,2945,2944,2943"] [caption id="attachment_827" align="alignnone" width="300"] Kate Saxon -Returning Chair[/caption] WHAT DOES THE BOARD DO? The Board is made up of SDUK members, and is responsible for SDUK’s records, accounts and performance....

The following is a piece has been reposted with kind permission from SDUK Member Stephen Unwin's website.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Peter Hall (1930-2017) Written by Stephen Unwin The scale of Peter Hall’s achievements is almost impossible to quantify.  This was the man who at the age of 25 directed the English...

Following the twitter response to our Welsh Director's Survey, here is the full report written by Board Member and Director Simon Harris  REPORT FROM THE SDUK WELSH DIRECTORS’ SURVEY – SUMMER 2017 Introduction SDUK thought it would be useful to share with you some of the results taken...

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...