Director's Book Club

In Good Company in association with Living Pictures presents
Workshops and Learning , Artist Development
Friday 17 January 2020

Every Tuesday in March 7PM – 9PM 

FREE (only 10 spaces available)

Book Club is a new group which will meet to gain a genuine understanding of directing texts in an unpressurised rehearsal room environment.

If you struggle to understand dense texts about directing or want a space to explore them without the pressure production, don’t worry, you are not alone.

Book Club will be a gaggle of people who have worked as a director or in an associate; assistant role and can demonstrate a commitment to professional theatre directing, whether that be as a theatre maker or creative. 

The sessions will be peer-led and held within a safe, supportive environment, they will be designed to test the ideas of a book rather than your own practice; enabling everyone to gain the confidence to lead a session whilst all collectively exploring the approach within the text.

Each Director prepares an agreed section of the book and leads a practical session exploring it with the group.

This is a regional pilot – we will explore one text to begin with. Following that The Director’s Book Club will collectively decide on texts they wish to explore in the future.

Book Club format: 5 evening sessions (it’s very important that you make every effort to commit to all of the sessions before applying, however we appreciate that freelance life is busy – so we ask that if something comes up and you can’t make a session that you give us ample notice)

The text: Viewpoints – A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition by Anne Bogart and Tina Landau. You can view a PDF of it here 

Venue: Book Club sessions will take place at:

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 – Nottingham Playhouse

Tuesday 10th March 2020 – Derby Theatre, Community Hub  

Tuesday 17th March 2020 Nottingham Playhouse

Tuesday 24th March – Derby Theatre, Community hub

Tuesday 31st March 2020 – Nottingham Playhouse

Application: If you want to join Director’s Book Club, then please do send a short paragraph outlining your experience and why being involved in Director’s Book Club appeals to you, to book club coordinator Laura Ryder:

Expression of interest by: 17 January 2020

You will be informed by: 29th January 2020 at the latest, either way.