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Directors in Practice

One of the only programmes of this type in the country, the StoneCrabs Directors in Practice Programme is an initiative to help directors reach the next stage in their artistic journey. This practical course will give participants (from a variety of backgrounds and experiences) the space and time to examine their practice in detail, as well as gain more experience by directing actors in the rehearsal room and working closely with practitioners at the top of their game.


For the first time ever, the 2022 Directors in Practice programme will introduce training for two producers.

The producers will be given access to mentoring, industry workshops and practical producing alongside the selected directors.


This funded 6-month long programme will continue to be provided free of charge.


It will take place across Saturday practical sessions to hone the directors’ skills, followed by a platform to showcase them through a festival at Omnibus Theatre, Clapham. This will all be accompanied by Wednesday evening sessions to learn the inner workings of directing a theatre production. Each director will get the opportunity to direct a one-act play of their choosing, with the Saturday sessions covering a range of topics and hosted by industry professionals.


The programme culminates in an industry showcase.


Throughout the course of the programme, the producers will work with the directors as key players in producing the festival at Omnibus Theatre, Clapham. Alongside mentoring for the festival, producers will be given 1-1 sessions with industry professionals and will learn how to produce a theatre production from the ground up.


Tobi Bakare

Tiggy Bayley

Faith Beach

Rute Costa

Beth Drury

Selwin Hulme-Teague

Giovanna Koyama

Dubheasa Lanipekun

Robyn Lexi


Penelope Diaz

Laide Sonola


Katie-Ann McDonough & Rebecca Gwyther

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