Welcome to Stage Directors UK brand new Blog!

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

 

Stage Directors UK are proud to be official partners with ALT. Training, helping to support and mentor an emerging director.   Our latest blog is from Lynne Ekwe about her time as an Assistant Director  with ALT. *** When I was offered the opportunity to be an Assistant Director to Toby...

This week's blog, from SDUK member Ross Mackay, is a brave and honest look at Theatre and Mental Health.  The original piece can be found here ‘The show must go on’ that’s the old stalwart phrase. It’s like a theatrical version of the old stiff upper...

The end of the year often seems to be time to take stock, to take an inventory. At SDUK that’s no different, and one of the things we have been taking stock of in the latter part of 2017, has been the gender split of...

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...