New Introduction to Directing course for D/deaf and disabled artists in the North East.


Watch the video here for the full information with BSL interpretations

Have you ever seen a theatre show and thought I could do this, or I would like to do this, or even I wonder what it’s like to do this? Then this could be a perfect opportunity for you to find out!

Greyscale and RTYDS have launched a new Introduction to Directing course as part of the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme, for new and emerging D/deaf and disabled directors across the region. The course will offer practical training for people (over 18 years of age) who are interested in finding out whether or not a career as a director is for them.

The course will be led by Selma Dimitrijevic, artistic director of Greyscale, and will include weekly workshops with experienced directors who are currently working in the region. There will be at least one BSL interpreter present at all sessions.

During the course there will be the opportunity to gain an insight into the live development of Greyscale’s new project by observing some of their rehearsals, as well as each participant having the opportunity to direct a short scene with professional actors at the end of the course.

Workshops will run over 6 weeks between October 14th and November 18th at Greyscale studio in Newcastle city centre. The course will be the equivalent of 6 full days across 6 weeks, however this may be split out into half days where appropriate and the dates will be decided according to applicants’ availability.

How To Apply

This course is free to all successful participants. To apply, please tell us a bit about yourself, your interest in theatre and directing, and your experience. This can be in any format that is accessible to you – an email (one page A4), video (no more than 3 minutes) or Glide (@lpslnqm).

The application deadline is Monday 11 September 2017.

If you have any questions or would like to talk to us before applying please email Sarah at


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.