RTYDS Assistant to the Director announced
We have been successful in our proposal to the Regional Theatre Young Director’s Scheme to bring in a young woman, Emily Harrison, as Assistant to the Director on Sugar and also additional short-term projects including our Rattle Snake R&D in December. Emily is from South Shields and was recommended to us by Gateshead College. We’re really pleased to have this opportunity to support a young local director at the start of her career.
It's such a privilege to be able to work with such positive and dedicated women, on not one, but two very emotive and important plays that tackle very real and poignant issues. I am exited to learn and try new directing methods and techniques from such a talented team, and hope this enables me to become a potent force in the fight for empowerment and equality for all women, through such a powerful and touching medium - Emily Harrison
Critics Pick "a moving, intimate and superbly acted drama about women’s lives in a British prison"★★★★ "Exquisite... Singing with an everyday poetry as if the devising process had unlocked a waterfall of creativity"
★★★★★ "A touching, empowering work that hits the hat-trick of great script, direction and performance"
"Open Clasp is truly a treasure of the north east that must be supported and encouraged to become a treasure of the nation"
"Open Clasp have the balls, the brains and above all, the sense of humour, to tackle issues in a fresh and beguiling way"
"Open Clasp’s work shows a grass roots radicalism and genuine commitment, coupled with professionalism"