EVENTS FOR MEMBERS ONLY 

SDUK NORTH Directors Meeting 
When: 4th July 7.30-9.30pm
Where: The Lowry Theatre, Salford, M50 3AZCalling all Northern Members of Stage Directors UK. We would like to invite you to the first ‘SDUK North’ directors meeting. The event will be a chance to meet with other SDUK members from the region, and further establish the network of support and community for Northern directors. It will also be an opportunity to contribute ideas for training and development in your area, in addition to those already being explored by your ‘regional deps’. There will be 3 or 4 events scheduled over the next year, which could include:The role of the Assistant Director
Women directors in theatre
Finding work as a directo
Roles and departments in a large producing theatre (or ‘how buildings work’)

Any questions please contact Jemma (Stage Directors UK Membership Engagement Officer) on jemma@stagedirectorsuk.com

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The Monthly Meet Up: working as a writer and director hosted by Robert Awosusi

When: Mon 30 July 8.30-10.30am
Where: Century Club, Shaftesbury Avenue, London
For SDUK and

For SDUK and Century members to meet with fellow SDUK member Robert Awosusi and their peers and discuss how to work as both a director and a writer. This session will run like a forum event. Everyone’s welcome regardless of experience, whether they consider themselves seasoned in both roles or are considering embarking on a new one from the other. We’ll discuss everyone’s different practices and share difficulties we’ve had. We will also discuss how being writer and director changes our relationships with other creatives such as actors, designers, producers etc.

Free for SDUK & Century members. Refreshments (from coffee to breakfast items) must be paid for.

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Directing:  Best Practice 

When: 17 August 5.30-7.30pm
Where: Fringe Central Workshop Room Venue 2

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Stage Directors UK present an informal panel discussion with current leading Directors, practitioners and stage managers on how to ensure best practice whilst in production. This free session aims to focus on: production roles, their responsibilities and how to effectively manage all roles; understanding the complexities of the creative process and how to create a safe and relaxed space; how to prioritise time, health and safety during production week and performance.

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WELLBEING FOR DIRECTORS – Presented in partnership with Wellbeing For The Arts & Stage Directors UK

When: Fri 31st August 12-2pm

Where: THE OSO ARTS CENTRE, 49 STATION ROAD, BARNES, LONDON SW13 0LF

Stage Directors UK and Wellbeing For The Arts have partnered up with the Unbroken Festival to offer this special workshop for directors.  Many directors feel they have a responsibility of care towards their cast, so we have put together a workshop to help ensure that they are taking care of themselves first in able to then be able to provide a safe space for their actors.  Led by Sian, a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and Tom, a wellbeing coach and reiki practitioner, this workshop will provide you with a go-to toolkit of practices and techniques to prepare you for the working day and ensure that you are winding down at the end.  Among other things, it will combine mindfulness practices, stress management exercises, breathing techniques and some light yoga postures to help bring you back into alignment with yourself when you need it!

TIME: 12.00pm-2.00pm

TICKETS: Free to members of SDUK – please email Jemma Gross at SDUK (jemma@stagedirectorsuk.com) to book your place;

The OSO Arts Centre is a fringe theatre set by Barnes Pond in the beautiful location of Barnes Green.  It is a short walk from both Barnes Bridge & Barnes overground stations, which are directly connected to Clapham Junction (c. 9 minutes away), Waterloo (c. 20 minutes away) & other stations.  The nearest tube station is Hammersmith (Piccadilly, District, or Hammersmith & City), from where you can get a 209 bus to the ‘Barnes Pond’ stop, within view of the venue.  Other buses that take you from Hammersmith to Barnes (though their stops are slightly further away) are the 72, 33 or 419, or you can get the 485 from Putney.


In Conversation with Kwame Kwei-Armah

WHEN:  Thursday 6th September: 7pm 

WHERE: The Green Room, Century 61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue London W1D 6LQ

 Nadia Latif In Conversation With Kwame Kwei-Armah
 An evening with the Young Vic’s new Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah and Associate Director Nadia Latif on directing, theatre and the current state of things in the UK.
Conversation & Q&A will take place between 7-9pm, we then invite you to join us for a drink afterwards at The Green Room Bar.
 This is a FREE MEMBERS ONLY EVENT for members of Stage Directors UK and Century.
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SDUK SCOTLAND DIRECTORS MEETING

When: Thurs 11 Oct, 6-8pm
Where: 
The Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB
Calling all Scottish Members of Stage Directors UK.  We would like to invite you to the first ‘SDUK Scotland’ directors meeting. The event will be a chance to meet with other SDUK members from the region, and further establish the network of support and community for Scottish directors. It will also be an opportunity to contribute ideas for training and development in your area, in addition to those already being explored by your ‘regional deps’.

Attendees are also invited (Complimentary Ticket) to the evening show at the Tron that night of Ballyturk by Enda Walsh.

Any questions please contact  Jemma (Stage Directors UK Membership Engagement Officer) on jemma@stagedirectorsuk.com