The Programme


Young Directors 2014-2015

StoneCrabs is a director-led company: its interest in nurturing new directors from all sectors of the community fuels this programme. Each year a small number of young directors go through training programme centred around production, project management and theatre directing. It introduces artistic and practical management tools for the director and encourages an individual approach, utilizing the director’s own vision. At the end of the programme, the participants put their training into practice by producing a festival of staged readings with professional actors, each participant directing a play of their choice. This popular Programme has been running since 2006.

2016-2017 Young Directors in Training are: Chris Davis, Luke Howarth, Bethany Kapila, Sam Luffman, Fernanda Mandagará, Emily Marshall, Francine Morgan, Alex Prescot and Edwina Strobl.

We will be opening for applications for our 2017-2018 Training programme in July/August 2017.  In the meantime, if you are thinking of applying, make sure that you start reading short plays as one of the requirements is to select a short play (max 45mins in length) that requires no more than 3 actors.

Check out the links below for tips and news on past programmes:

Watch this video to learn more about what past participants gained from the programme.  

Check the blogs by Hattie Coupe  and  Ferghal Crowley

Click here to read the 2014 ‘A Younger Theatre’ articles written by past participants, and here to read the 2015 articles.

Award winners here.

Previous years Directors and their plays

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