For directors that have not yet worked on the Main Stage but who
have gained significant experience directing elsewhere, we offer a
number of entry level opportunities and a pathway towards that Main
STC employs Assistant Directors on most productions that
are rehearsed in Sydney. The director of each production selects
their AD, and in the majority of cases the Director comes to the
company with someone in mind. On occasions, the Artistic Directors
introduce a selection of candidates from which a Director can
choose. The Artistic Directors put forward these candidates based
on aptitude and suitability.
STC employs Assistants who have demonstrated maturity,
resilience and a capacity to self-start, and will consider
seriously applicants who have directed at least four shows of their
own on the independent sector, or have trained at one of the major
directing courses. We tend to favour those who have demonstrated a
commitment to directing as a career. As a NSW company, we will give
preference to NSW based artists.
If you meet the above criteria and wish to be considered for an
AD position, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject title: ASSISTANT DIRECTORSHIPS. Please attach
a copy of your CV or biography. You will receive an email
acknowledging your submission and if there are any suitable
opportunities available you may receive follow up correspondence
from a member of the Artistic Team.
The Richard Wherrett Fellowship
The Richard Wherrett Fellowship was conceived to provide
an emerging director with the opportunity to spend a year working
with STC across a range of projects. It enables them to develop
their craft as a director, gain experience and benefit from the
mentorship of the Company's Artistic Team.
The Fellowship is offered to a director who has graduated from -
and excelled within - our Assistant Director program.
The Richard Wherrett Fellow in 2012 is Imara Savage. In 2011
Sarah Giles held the position.
Rough Drafts is a program of creative developments that culminate
in free public showings. This program is available to both emerging
and established artists.
Photo: Grant Sparkes-Carroll