Training & Development sessions

Each month Artistic Directors of the Future collaborates with a mainstream theatre across the UK to produce a bespoke 'Artistic Directors Development Session' which focuses on the role of an Artistic Director.

 

These three hour sessions are facilitated by the Artistic Director (and senior management staff) of the host theatre to demystify the Artistic Director and other senior management roles, increase the visibility of BAME directors and provide a safe learning environment for BAME directors to learn about the ecology, ethos and management styles and practices from a wide range of different theatre establishments.  


2017


Session 1Image result for park theatre logo

Venue: Park Theatre (London)

Date: 30 March 2017
 

Facilitators:
Jez Bond (Artistic Director, Park Theatre)
Andrew Keates (Director, Chinglish) 

 


Session 2

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Venue: Theatre 503 (London) 

Date: 29 April 2017

 

Facilitators:
Lisa Spirling (Artistic Director, Theatre 503)

 


Session 3
Venue: Bread and Roses Theatre (London)Image result for the bread and roses theatre logo
Date: 6 May 2017

 

Facilitators:
Tessa Hart (Artistic Director, Park Theatre)

 

 

 

 

 

 


2016


Session 1
Venue: Theatre in the Mill (Bradford)
Date: 2 February 2016

Facilitators:
Iain Bloomfield (Head of Arts and Artistic Director, Theatre in the Mill)
Javaad Alipoor (Artistic Director Northern Lines & Associate Director Theatre in the Mill).


Session 2
Venue: The Gate Theatre
Date: 18 March 2016

Facilitators:
Christopher Haydon (Artistic Director, Gate Theatre)
Fiona English (Head of Development, Gate Theatre)


Session 3
Venue: Theatre Royal Stratford East
Date: 11 April 2016

Facilitators:
Kerry Michael (Artistic Director, TRSE)
Mary Caws (Executive Director, TRSE)


Session 4 

Partner/Venue: Company Three at Platform 
Date: 11 May 2016

Facilitators: 

Ned Glasier (Artistic Director, Company Three)
Maa-Yakor Addo (Company Trainee, Company Three)
Axa Hynes (Programme Manager, Company Three) 

Session 5 

Venue: Royal Court Theatre 
Date: 26 May 2016

Facilitators: 

Vicky Featherstone (Artistic Director, Royal Court Theatre)
Anoushka Hay (Head of Press and Publicity, Royal Court Theatre)
Holly Conneely (Head of Marketing, Royal Court Theatre)
 

Session 6 

Partner/Venue: Musical Theatre Network at Theatre Royal Stratford East Image result for musical theatre network
Date: 27 June 2016

Facilitators 

Kerry Michael (Artistic Director, Theatre Royal Stratford East) 
Fadi Tavoukdjian (Musical Theatre New Writing Manager, Theatre Royal Stratford East) 
James Haddrell (Artistic Director, Greenwich Theatre)
Susie McKenna (Artistic Director, Hackney Empire)  
 

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Venue: Arts Council England 
Date: 20 July 2016

Facilitators  

Neil Darlison (Director of Theatre, Arts Council England) 
Claire Saddleton (Relationship Manager, Arts Council England)  
 

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Partner/Venue: Why Not Theatre, Toronto Canada, at Various Theatres
Date: 24 - 29 August 2016

Facilitators 

Ravi Jain (Artistic Director, Why Not Theatre, Canada) 
Jenny Koons (Freelance Practitioner/Consultant)
Franko Boni (Artistic Director, Theatre Centre)
Lois Keidan (Co-Founder & Co-Director of Live Art Development Agency)
Carmen Morgan (National Freelance Consultant on Diversity and Inclusion Issues)  
Albert Schultz (Founding Artistic Director, Soulpepper Theatre Company) 
Madani Younis (Artistic Director, Bush Theatre) 

Session 9 

Partner/Venue: Musical Theatre Network at Edge Theatre & Arts Centre, Manchester  
Date: 13 October 2016 

Facilitator(s): 

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Janine Waters (Artistic Director, Edge Theatre & Arts Centre), Suba Das (Associate Director, Curve Theatre), Keith Saha (Playwright & Co-Artistic Director, 20 Stories High), Matthew Bugg (Writer & Producer) and Darren Pritchard (Performer, Choreographer, Director & Producer)     ,  

 


2015


Session 1
Venue: Young Vic Theatre
Date: 6 November 2014

Facilitators:
Madani Younis (Artistic Director, Bush Theatre)
Sudha Bhuchar (Artistic Director, Tamasha Theatre Company)
Sue Emmas (Associate Artistic Director, Young Vic Theatre and Artistic Director, RTYDS)
Ola Animashawun (Associate Director, Royal Court Theatre)
Simeilia Hodge- Dallaway (Founder/Artistic Director, ADF)


Session 2
Venue: Young Vic Theatre
Date: 20 January 2015

Facilitators:
David Lan (Artistic Director, Young Vic Theatre)
Dominque Cooke (Former Artistic Director, Royal Court Theatre)


Session 3
Venue: Donmar Warehouse
Date: 11 March 2015

Facilitators:
Josie Rourke (Artistic Director, Donmar Warehouse)
Cathal Cleary (Trainee Artistic Director)
Alastair Coomer (Casting Director)
Vicky Richardson (Casting Associate)
Dawn Green (CAM)
Kevin Brady (Amanda Howard Associates)


Session 4
Venue: Royal Court Theatre
Date: 21 April 2015

Facilitators:
Vicky Featherstone (Artistic Director, Royal Court Theatre)


Session 5
Venue: Lyric Hammersmith
Date: 30 June 2015

Facilitators:
Sean Holmes (Artistic Director, Lyric Hammersmith)
Nicholai La Barrie (Director of Young People and Emerging Artists, Lyric Hammersmith)


Session 6
Venue: Finborough Theatre
Date: 14 July 2015

Play:
Alpha Beta dir Purni Morell followed by post show discussion


Session 7
Venue: Unicorn Theatre
Date: 20 August 2015

Facilitators:
Purni Morell


Session 8
ADF REGIONAL LAUNCH
Venue: Royal Exchange Theatre (Manchester)
Date: 4 September 2015

Facilitators:
Matthew Xia (Associate Artistic Director, Royal Exchange Theatre)
Sue Emmas (Artistic Director, Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme)
Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway (Founder/Artistic Director, ADF)


Session 9
ADF: WHO'S NEXT? CONFERENCE
Venue: Young Vic Theatre
Date: 9 September 2015

Facilitators: See Flyer


Session 10
Venue: Theatre Royal Stratford East
Date: 14 September 2015

Facilitators:
Kerry Michael (Artistic Director, TRSE)
Mary Caws (Executive Producer, TRSE).


Session 11
Venue: Arts Council England, London Office
Date: 6 October 2015

Facilitators:
Neil Darlison
James Hadley


Session 12
Venue: Curve Theatre (Leicester)
Date: 16 October 2015

Facilitators:
Nikolai Foster (Artistic Director, Curve Theatre)
Suba Das (Associate Director, Curve Theatre)


 


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