The Jerwood Assistant Director Program at the Young Vic began in 2010 to give emerging directors the chance to work alongside some of the most talented and experienced directors in the world.
In the Young Vic 2013/2014 season, six Jerwood Assistant Directors will work on The Scottsboro Boys, Beauty and the Beast, Happy Days, A View from the Bridge, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Cherry Orchard. These directors will benefit from a reinvigorated and expanded Program with an international dimension. This year we are going to draw upon the vast expertise of our theatre colleagues across the world and will for the first time offer a professional practice visit to the six Jerwood Assistant Directors. Travelling as a group to a major European theatre capital they will have the opportunity to see work and develop relationships with international practitioners with a view to generating new ideas and future collaborations. Other developments to the 2014 Program include participation in a series of four professional practice workshops across the year led by David Lan, Natalie Abrahami and a Young Vic associate artist, as well as two events for the wider community of the Young Vic directors network.
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