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Calling all directors!

We’re looking for no less than two Assistant Directors to join us for the final stage of our rehearsals for Titus Andronicus and Othello this year.

You’ll be working with Yaz Al-Shaater, director of both shows, and Hannah Hauer-King, associate director for Titus (who also started as an assistant with us earlier this year).

This would suit a candidate early in their career, with a love of the Edinburgh Fringe or a strong desire to visit. A passion for Shakespeare is a must; experience of working on Shakespeare is helpful, but not essential.

As with all our behind-the-scenes roles, candidates of any gender are encouraged to apply.

All performance and rehearsal dates for the shows are below. You’d need to be free for all the London previews, and most of the rehearsal period. How much you travel with the show is up for discussion.

Main responsibilities:

  • assisting the director in the rehearsal room
  • working with actors during split rehearsals
  • regular meetings with the director outside of the room
  • some scheduling assistance
  • rehearsal notes
  • liaising with the stage manager and the rest of the creative team
  • some writing duties, such as blog posts and programme notes

Othello performances:

  • June 22nd, 23rd – London previews
  • July 16th, 17th, 18th – Buxton Fringe
  • August 6th-31st (not 13th, 20th) – Edinburgh Fringe
  • October 6th – Bristol Wickam Theatre
  • October 9th – Uppingham Theatre
  • October 14th – Canterbury Gulbenkian Theatre
  • October 20th-25th, 7.30pm – London run at Greenwich Theatre

Othello rehearsals:

  • w/c 15th June:
    • Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm
    • Sun: tech rehearsal/get-in (tbc)
  • w/c 22nd June:
    • Mon: tech/dress rehearsal, 10am-6pm
    • Tue: tbc, 12pm-6pm.
  • w/c 29th June:
    • Sun, 11am-5pm
  • w/c 6th July:
    • Wed 8th, 11am-6pm
    • Thu 9th, 6pm-10pm
  • w/c 13th July:
    • Tue-Sun: tbc, rehearsals in Buxton
  • w/c 20th July:
    • Mon-Sun: tbc ,evenings and weekends
  • w/c 27th July
    • Mon-Sat: tbc, evenings and weekends
    • Sun: travel to Edinburgh
  • w/c 4th August
    • tbc, previews in Edinburgh

Additional rehearsals in mid-late September for October touring.

Titus performances:

  • July 6th, 7th – London previews
  • July 11th, 12th, 18th – Buxton Fringe
  • July 14th – Loughborough Town Hall
  • August 5th-31st (not 13th, 20th) – Edinburgh Fringe

Titus rehearsals:

  • w/c 22nd June:
    • Wed, 11am-6pm
    • Thu, 6pm-10pm
    • Sat, 10am-6pm
    • Sun, 11am-5pm
  • w/c 29th June:
    • Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm
    • Sun: tech rehearsal/get-in (tbc)
  • w/c 6th July:
    • Mon: tech/dress rehearsal, 10am-6pm
    • Tue: tbc, 12pm-6pm.
    • Sat: tech rehearsal in Buxton
    • Sun: tbc, Buxton
  • w/c 13th July:
    • Mon: tbc, rehearsals in Buxton
    • Tue: tbc, dress and tech in Loughborough
  • w/c 20th July:
    • Mon-Sun: tbc, evenings and weekends
  • w/c 27th July
    • Mon-Sat: tbc, evenings and weekends
    • Sun: travel to Edinburgh
  • w/c 4th August
    • tbc, previews in Edinburgh

If you’re interested, drop us a quick cover letter and a copy of your CV to work@smoothfacedgentlemen.com, or feel free to get in touch with any questions!

 

PS – Shakespeare not your thing? If you’re interested in ADing for Edinburgh, and prefer new writing, our friends at Three’s Company are looking for an AD too…

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