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The Bryan Forbes Bursary for The NYT REP Assistant Director


The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain are offering one early career director the opportunity to train alongside the 2022 NYT REP Company. The successful applicant will support the work of the NYT REP Company in its 10th anniversary year, assistant directing two REP Company productions, directing a piece of their own at our Workshop Theatre and receiving mentoring from leading director Sarah Frankcom.

Speaking about the opporuntunity Sarah said "As the industry opens back up it's vital we provide bespoke support and development opportunities to young people at the start of their career journeys. The Bryan Forbes Bursary is a brilliant way of doing just that."

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Deadline: 12 noon Monday 23 May

The Bryan Forbes Bursary for The NYT REP Assistant Director

The purpose of this Bursary opportunity is to learn the skills of a Director through practical experience and learning. The Assistant Director will be expected to attend all relevant meetings and to assist on several productions over the course of the 8 month period. The Assistant Director will also train alongside the actors in the REP Company developing knowledge and understanding of the performer.

We're grateful to all those who have donated to the Bryan Forbes Bursary for Young Directors and in particular Emma Forbes and Graham Clempson


The 2022 NYT REP Company is due to run from the end of Sep 2022 - 15 May 2021. This is not an employment contract. The length of the role is 8 months full time, including evenings and weekends when appropriate and as required.


The successful applicant with receive a £10,000 bursary to support their training and development.

“Receiving the Bryan Forbes Bursary and training with the Rep gave me the chance to develop and start to explore my own style. It has also been a spring board and provided me with the exposure I needed to take the next steps in my career. I feel that this is now an organisation that will continue to help me develop in my career.” Mumba Dodwell, NYT REP Assistant Director 2019


London - National Youth Theatre

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