Rifco to join Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme

Rifco to join Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme

Monday, 7 July, 2014

Rifco is one of eleven theatre companies in ten cities across the UK – including Newcastle, Birmingham, Liverpool and Salisbury  - to join up with the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS), the UK's longest running and most influential training scheme for young directors. RTYDS launched the careers of Ken Loach, Trevor Nunn, Vicky Featherstone and Rupert Goold to name but a few, and now kicks off its new programme for 2014.

In April 2014 RTYDS received an award of £450,000 from Arts Council England to deliver a boldly expanded and reimagined programme over the next three years. Rifco joins RTYDS at a time when it will offer more exceptional emerging theatre directors than ever before the opportunity to become artistic leaders of the future.

Each year for the next three years the RTYDS will offer financial support to six early career directors to take up 3-month placements in regional theatre companies; providing them with invaluable insights to help them develop their skills. These placements will engage participants from broad social, ethnic, educational and cultural backgrounds, supporting them as they begin to establish their directorial careers.

Rifco are delighted to be working with Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme’s to offer a 3-Month Placement to emerging director Blaise Singh Johal.

Blaise will be working with Rifco and Artistic Director, Pravesh Kumar on our next production Happy Birthday Sunita which is touring this autumn.