We’re looking ahead to our 2024 production in the York Theatre Royal Studio and are now accepting proposals from directors. Our slot at the theatre is 5 – 17 February 2024 (10 performances). This is a great opportunity to direct on a professional stage.

What are we looking for?

  • A full-length play with a well-known title or playwright (see below a list of past YSCP productions in the YTR Studio for an idea of what we’re looking for)
  • A cast of 6-12 with a good gender and age balance
  • Simple set (please note: there is limited backstage space in the Studio)

Past YSCP productions in the Studio:

  • The Real Thing, Tom Stoppard (2023)
  • Woman in Mind, Alan Ayckbourn (2022)
  • The Seagull, Anton Chekhov (2020)
  • The Duchess of Malfi, John Webster (2019)
  • Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov (2018)
  •  Blue Stockings, Jessica Swale (2017)
  • The Rivals, Richard Sheridan (2016)

Keen to direct but don’t have a play in mind? The YSCP committee have shortlisted two potential plays for this slot that we think will work well: Terence Rattigan’s Separate Tables and Keith Waterhouse and JB Priestly’s Dangerous Corner. You can either pitch to direct one of these plays, or propose your own choice! Please submit your pitch (on one side of A4 together with details of any directing experience) by 11pm on Sunday 3 September 2023 and send it to yorksettlementcommunityplayers@gmail.com.

Directors will be supported by the YSCP committee throughout. Please note, this is an unpaid role. You are expected to rehearse on two weekday evenings and one weekend afternoon a week in York for a period of at least 8 weeks.

A YSCP panel will be talking to prospective directors soon after the closing date. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to drop us an email. We can’t wait to hear from you!