RET Announce Hodgkiss Director Award 2024

The Hodgkiss Director Award will provide an exciting and unique opportunity for an emerging Greater Manchester based director to forge a meaningful relationship with the Royal Exchange Theatre.  The aim is that this will provide a uniquely ambitious and life-changing opportunity for a Greater Manchester theatre director to benefit from a home at the Royal Exchange and a bespoke programme of work which will provide them with comprehensive and wide-ranging insights and embedded knowledge and experience to support them to forge a sustainable career. 

The winning director will assist award-winning JOSHUA ROCHE on the forthcoming production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. They will also have an opportunity to play a role in the Local Exchange work in Rochdale, including the Den Festival to explore ways in which their skills might open opportunities to make work in other ways – through engagement with communities, Young Company and Company of Elders.   They will be supported by the artistic team at the Royal Exchange Theatre who will provide them with a unique insight into forging a career as a theatre director at a particularly difficult and precarious time in the arts ecology.  The Award will also enable them to gain in-depth knowledge of the running of a major regional producing theatre, to learn about the programming of the theatre at this time and to gain a greater understanding of what it means to make work at this scale in Manchester.  Through a close dialogue with the Creative Director, Director of Producing, Associate Director and Dramaturg at the Royal Exchange Theatre, they will have a journey with a long-lasting legacy to understand how to forge relationships and make the most of opportunities with other producing theatres. 


To find out more and how to apply, click here.

Published on:
27 Mar 2024


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