Cardiff’s pub theatre The Other Room is launching the pilot of the Professional Pathways Programme, a year-long creative development scheme for Welsh, Wales-based and / or Wales-trained directors and producers that offers a genuine route into the industry.
In partnership with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) and Theatr Clwyd and supported by Creu Cymru, the programme will provide work-based development for producers and directors in the form of four remunerated roles and mentorship support for the current Executive team at The Other Room. Each of the four roles (of Associate Director, Associate Producer, Trainee Director and Trainee Producer) has a specifically tailored set of responsibilities and opportunities designed to provide them with rigorous and targeted professional development.
The Company said that authentic and genuine development of artists, particularly directors and producers, in Wales is increasingly recognised as a problem for the sector. By building on The Other Room’s former Trainee Executive Director scheme (2016 – 2017) and inspired by the professional pathway of the current Executive team of Dan Jones and Bizzy Day, the Professional Pathway Programme will seek to address this issue by developing early-career artists to that of a comparable level as elsewhere in the UK.
Applications for The Other Room’s Professional Pathways Programme are now open – for details please visit www.otherroomtheatre.com