EVENTS FOR MEMBERS ONLY 

DIRECTING THROUGH MOVEMENT
When: Saturday 17 March 10am – 2pm
Where: St Gabriel’s Halls, Pimlico, London
NB: Change of venue – was previously at Menier Chocolate Factory.Director Kate Golledge and choreographer Darragh O’Leary will share their approaches to directing performers through movement in the context of rehearsing a new musical.
This unique practical sharing will be followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion around approaches to directing through movement in musical theatre generally.

The workshop will use an ensemble number from a contemporary musical with three singers and an ensemble of 10 performers to explore…

  • Finding a starting point, generating ideas and realising a shared vision, working in the room with actors and dancers.
  • Using what the writer has given us and interrogating the writing as a way in to making choices.
  • How a director and choreographer might add to each other’s process.
  • How we tie together music, text and choreography to make it seamless.
  • What notions of style are useful and how we interpret those demands.
  • Practical staging questions. Developing character and intention as an ensemble.
  • The difference between a choreographer and a movement director.…

A limited number of places are available for £5 to MTN and SDUK members.

Any additional fees on booking are charges from EventBrite.

Tickets for non-members are available at £25 via the SDUK Office:jemma@stagedirectorsuk.com

Please note any SDUK member who wishes to attend but cannot afford the ticket should also contact Jemma.

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MONTHLY MEET UP:
SDUK’s Executive Director Thomas Hescott
When: Mon 19 March 8-10am
Where: Century Club, Shaftesbury Avenue, London
For SDUK and Century members to meet with Tom and discuss informally any concerns they have within the industry and what they would like SDUK to do about it, or hear what we are doing on their behalf.

Free for SDUK & Century members.

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NEWCASTLE DRINKS MEET UP
Drinks meet-up with Zoe Waterman, SDUK Board member, and Associate Director of the New Vic.
When: 20 March, 6-7.30pm
Where: The Youth Room, New Victoria Theatre, Newcastle
Want to know what SDUK is up to? Want to know more about directing in your area? Have a concern you’d like to share? For members and non-members to get together, drink, discuss and find out what’s going on for them in Stage Directors UK. Come network and natter, and meet with Associate Director of the New Vic Zoe Waterman.

In addition, SDUK members can get top price tickets for the New Vic Production of Votes for Women and post-show discussion that night (20th March) at the discounted price of £10. Simply quote ‘SDUK’ when booking your ticket

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DIRECTING SHAKESPEARE & NEW PLAYS: What’s the difference?
When: Sat 28 April, 2-5pm
Where: RADA, Gower Street, London.

Matthew Dunster is an English theatre director, playwright and actor. In November 2015 he was appointed an Associate Director at Shakespeare’s Globe. His production of Love and Money by Dennis Kelly was nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre in 2006.He was nominated for the best director award at the 2016 Oliviers’ for Hangmen by Martin McDonagh.Join Matthew and your SDUK colleagues for this three hour unique Masterclass.
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MONTHLY MEET UP
Self-producing, hosted by Ailin Conant
When: Mon 30 April, 8.30-10.30am
Where: Century Club, Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Coffee Meet-Up for members interested in building partnerships & self-producing, with SDUK board member Ailin Conant

Please note this is a MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

When: Monday 30th April 8.30am – 10.30am
Venue: Century
61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue
London
W1D 6LQ

Are you interested in self-producing? Are you doing so already? Come chat with fellow colleagues and Board member Ailin Conant about building partnerships and self-producing (in the UK and abroad). Before you head off to rehearsal, begin to tackle that funding application, go to those meetings, join us at Century and seek advice or share your knotty issues with fellow practitioners. A problem shared is a problem solved!

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MONTHLY MEET UP
CV Troubles with Lisa Spirling
When: Mon 21 May, 9.30-11.30am
Where: Century Club, Shaftesbury Avenue, London
For SDUK and Century members to meet with Lisa and their peers and get informal advice on their CV’s. It is also a chance to share any concerns they have within the industry and what they would like SDUK to do about it, or hear what we are doing on their behalf.

Free for SDUK & Century members.

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