Opportunity: Assistant Director for production of Aladdin, Salisbury Playhouse

Salisbury Playhouse are recruiting for an Assistant Director to work with award winning director Ryan McBryde on our upcoming production of Aladdin. This is a fantastic opportunity for an emerging director to work on a main stage show, gaining an insight into an established director’s rehearsal process and undertaking a number of key responsibilities such as working with understudies.   As Assistant Director, your duties would include:

  • To provide general assistance to the director.
  • To carry out any research that will inform and benefit the production as agreed with the director.
  • To observe rehearsals and have input in discussions and production meetings.
  • To assist the company in documenting the rehearsal process for the purposes of marketing, archiving and evaluating the project through blogs, social media and other forms as agreed.
  • To work with understudies throughout the rehearsal period and run understudy calls whilst the play is in performance
  • To observe and assist the director in the production week as required.
  • To support the company whilst the play is in performance as agreed with the director and stage manager, including attending and noting the production.
  • Any further duties as required by the director.

Rehearsal dates: 7 November – 26 November 2016

Production week: w/c 28 November 2016

Performance run: 3 December 2016– 7 January 2017

Fee: £2000 plus expenses (expenses to be approved by Salisbury Playhouse)

To apply please email jo.newman@salisburyplayhouse.com with your C.V and a paragraph outlining your recent experience and why this opportunity would benefit your practice.

The deadline for submissions is 12 October 2016 at 5pm.

Interviews will be held w/c 17 October 2016.


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