Ramps on the Moon and Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme: RTYDS announce partnership

RTYDS – the UK’s foremost programme of paid professional development for directors and theatre makers – has announced several schemes and partnerships that will help to develop talent and address the lack of diversity within the industry, including a partnership with Ramps on the Moon.

Four theatres announced to host 18-Month Residencies providing opportunities for directors or theatre makers

A new partnership with Ramps on the Moon ensures at least one of the 18-Month Residencies for 2020/21 will be awarded to D/deaf or disabled theatre creative.

A new partnership with Access All Areas on an Introduction to Directing project which will seek to provide pathways for learning disabled and autistic directors.

In light of the current COVID-19 health emergency, the recruitment for these schemes has now been paused until further notice. But the spirit of the partnership will continue, and the Ramps on the Moon team will continue to provide practical support as and when it’s appropriate.

“Ramps on the Moon is delighted to be working with RTYDS, building on the great work they have already done with disabled and D/deaf theatre creatives,” says Michele Taylor Director for Change, Ramps on the Moon. 

“Ramps on the Moon undertakes great work which sits perfectly with our ethos,” says Sue Emmas, Artistic Director of RTYDS “We’re excited to work with them and look forward to further supporting the changes needed in the industry.”

RTYDS will be speaking regularly to partner theatres and will continue to monitor the situation closely, with the intention of being able to provide further updates in the summer. They remain committed to providing 18-Month Residencies at Live Theatre Newcastle, Curve Theatre Leicester, Contact Theatre Manchester and Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

If you have any specific questions, please contact rtyds@rtyds.co.uk or get in touch here

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