Camdram

Roles

A director is the person (or people) in charge of all creative aspects of a show’s production. They also often have a major role in the show’s admin, tech, and publicity. Most shows have one director, but a significant number have two or more ‘co-directors’ who work in collaboration on an equal footing. Other shows may have other structures, such as a creative or artistic director.

The director generally works with everyone on the show. They work with actors, casting them for the parts, giving them notes on characterisation and blocking, leading rehearsals, and generally preparing them for the show. They work with designers to design an onstage environment that fits with their shared vision, and technicians to make the designs a reality. They work with publicity designers and publicists to market the show. Finally, they work with various members of the production team (producers, assistant directors, production managers, and welfare representatives) to ensure everything runs smoothly and cohesively. They may also have a larger creative team, such as a musical director, accent coach, or choreographer. They will also usually have assistant and/or associate directors to help them out.

To apply to direct, keep an eye on the Producer/Director roles and show applications of the Camdram vacancy page, or sign up to the CUADC director/producer mailing list. To pitch a show to the ADC/Corpus Playroom as a director, check this page


Assistant and Associate Directors[edit]

Many shows have one or more assistant and/or associate directors. The scope of their role can vary depending on the show in question. Assistant directors usually come to most (if not all) rehearsals and provide a second opinion to the director. Associate directors typically come to a handful of rehearsals and sometimes provide more specialist advice on particular aspects of the show.

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Director Vacancies

Beyond the Trigger: researching performance, trauma, & teaching

If you have any interest in the questions we're exploring in the *Beyond the Trigger* programme - from any perspective - then you're very welcome to join us for discussing, creating, workshopping, and performing. You might be interested in the project as an actor, or as a director , or as a stage manager , or as a sound designer  - or from any other point of view. You might be keen to create and share your material, or simply to unpack and reflect on what the group as a whole are thinking about. All are welcome. To find out more about when the next sessions are happening and what they involve, visit www.beyondthetrigger.org, or email irb23@cam.ac.uk.

Contact irb23@cam.ac.uk before 15th Mar 2024 19:00 for more details.

CORE PROD TEAM applications open for OEDIPUS TYRANNUS (Easter Week 4, ADC Main)
Oedipus Tyrannus
19:45, Tue 21st – Sat 25th May 2024 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 4

'Oedipus Tyrannus' is looking for an enthusiastic and supportive core prod team to help make this show magical! We are currently seeking: Assistant Producer , Technical Director , Associate Director , Welfare Rep(s), Publicist , Set Designer , Costume Designer !! Deadlines on 29th Feb and 4th March (see full info).

Contact eoh22@cam.ac.uk, jdw84@cam.ac.uk before 4th Mar 2024 23:59 for more details.

PROD TEAM APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR VIGNETTES! (Corpus Mainshow, Easter, Theatre Week 1)
Vignettes from an Inkblot Archipelago
19:30, Tue 30th April – Sat 4th May 2024 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 1

We are looking to form a passionate, skilled and compassionate production team to bring this show to Cambridge! Currently, we are after a Producer , Assistant Producer , Associate Director , Lighting Designer , Sound Designer , Camera Operator /Videographer, Stage Manager , Publicist , Set Designer  and a Costume Designer !!

Contact cm2238@cam.ac.uk before 8th Mar 2024 00:00 for more details.

Salome is opening for core prod roles!
Salomé
21:30, Wed 8th – Sat 11th May 2024 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 2

I'm looking for a Producer , Assistant Director , Lighting Designer , Sound Designer , Publicity Designer , Welfare Officer/Intimacy Coordinator, and a Choreographer .

Contact tc583@cam.ac.uk before 7th Mar 2024 22:00 for more details.

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE @ MINACK 2024 AD/Choreo Roles Now Open
The Pirates of Penzance at the MinackCUGSS
19:00, Wed 18th – Sat 21st September 2024 at The Minack Theatre
Summer Vacation

Attention opera and theatre lovers, the Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society are looking for an Assistant Director  and/or Choreographer  combo to take on our large-scale production of the infamous Pirates of Penzance at the Minack theatre in Cornwall in September 2024.

Contact cambridgeminack@gmail.com before 4th Mar 2024 23:59 for more details.

CARRIE: THE MUSICAL - Core Prod Roles!
Carrie: The MusicalCUMTS
19:45, Tue 7th – Sat 11th May 2024 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 2

The Easter Week 2 ADC mainshow is currently looking for a Producer , Assistant Directors , Music Director , Choreographer , Fight Choreographer  and Sound Designer !

Contact el570@cam.ac.uk before 12th Mar 2024 00:00 for more details.

ETG 2024 is looking for a DIRECTOR!

We are looking for a director  for ETG 2024.

Contact manager@cuetg.co.uk before 19th Mar 2024 12:00 for more details.

CLOUD EIGHT AND A HALF IS LOOKING FOR A CORE PROD TEAM!
Cloud Eight and a Half
23:00, Fri 3rd May 2024 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 1

Interested in being the assistant director , publicity designer , producer  or publicist  for a sketch comedy show? Well look no further! Come help me put together this super high-energy, wacky show about happiness to fight off easter term blues in week 1, for one night only...

Contact Helen Brookes, hb628@cam.ac.uk before 10th Mar 2024 00:00 for more details.

SPELLING BEE is looking for a CORE PROD TEAM!🐝📚
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeCUMTS
19:45, Tue 11th – Sat 15th June 2024 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 7

Looking for the roles of Producer , Musical Director , Assistant Director , Choreographer  and Welfare Officer!

Contact lme42@cam.ac.uk before 9th Mar 2024 20:30 for more details.

PROD TEAM APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENSION FOR CUMTS EDINBURGH FRINGE MUSICAL: 'Crtl+Alt+Deceit'
Ctrl+Alt+Deceit! @ Edinburgh FringeCUMTS
18:15, Mon 12th – Sat 24th August 2024 at theSpace @ Niddry Street (Upper)
Summer Vacation

We are extending the deadline to apply for core production team for this year's CUMTS musical at Edinburgh Fringe Festival to Tues 5th March!! We have a wide range of roles we're looking to fill! We're currently seeking: Producer  , Assistant Director  , Choreographer  , Technical director  , Vocal director  , Band director  , Set design, Costume design, Welfare officer, Photographer  /videographer

Contact cg844 or acg77 before 13th Mar 2024 00:00 for more details.

Pack Your Boxers Wants A Director/Producer!
Pack Your Boxers
21:30, Tue 14th May 2024 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 3

Do you think men are silly? Then have I got the show for you! PACK YOUR BOXERS, A ONE NIGHT STAND NEXT TERM IN W3 AT CORPUS, IS LOOKING FOR A DIRECTOR /PRODUCER! APPLY BY SUNDAY 10TH: Application Pack https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Bpa3--xGcZhGeCailQUDirlHi8yN3T9dpVwNzG3mFt4/edit?usp=sharing Plaintext: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qoibCEhpq2b12o8JZqrn2sOars73MRFlLJZEaD5galc/edit?usp=sharing

Contact pd521@cam.ac.uk before 10th Mar 2024 23:59 for more details.

LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Prod Team Applications OPEN!!
Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
19:00, Tue 21st – Sat 25th May 2024 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 4

The Week 4 Corpus Mainshow is seeking a Producer , Assistant Director , Publicity Designer , and Welfare Rep!

Contact Ella Wiegers (she/her) at ew653@cam.ac.uk before 9th Mar 2024 00:00 for more details.

THE BLUES is looking for a CORE PRODUCTION TEAM! (Easter Week 4 Corpus Lateshow)
The Blues
21:30, Wed 22nd – Sat 25th May 2024 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 4

The Blues is looking for a Director , a Producer(s) , a Technical Director , a Publicity Designer /Publicity Officer, and a Welfare Rep.

Contact ss2944@cam.ac.uk before 10th Mar 2024 00:00 for more details.

TRIAL BY JURY is looking for a PRODUCTION TEAM
Trial by JuryCUGSS
19:30, Thu 25th – Sat 27th April 2024 Venue to be confirmed
Easter Week 0

CUGSS is looking for a CORE PROD TEAM for their 2024 Easter term show, Trial by Jury, at the Round Church. We are opening applications for a Producer , Director  and Musical Director  and look forward to hearing from you!

Contact secretary@gands.org.uk before 7th Mar 2024 23:59 for more details.

AUDIO DRAMA - UNIT: The Remnants is looking for a CORE PROD TEAM
UNIT: The Remnants
19:00, Sat 5th October – Sat 2nd November 2024 at Online (Spotify/YouTube/other)
Summer Vacation to Michaelmas Week 3

UNIT: The Remnants is opening applications for the core prod team. This audio drama is set in the amazing universe of Doctor Who*. This is going to be an exciting project and we'd love for you to get involved! We are looking for: Assistant Producer(s)  Director  Sound Designer(s)  Sound Editor(s)  Composer(s)  Welfare Officer(s) Publicity Officer(s) (*This is an independent not-for-profit fan made production that has no affiliation with Bad Wolf or the BBC)

Contact oes24 before 10th Mar 2024 23:59 for more details.

AUDIO DRAMA - UNIT: The Remnants is looking for a CORE PROD TEAM
UNIT: The Remnants
19:00, Sat 5th October – Sat 2nd November 2024 at Online (Spotify/YouTube/other)
Summer Vacation to Michaelmas Week 3

UNIT: The Remnants is opening applications for the core prod team. This audio drama is set in the amazing universe of Doctor Who*. This is going to be an exciting project and we'd love for you to get involved! We are looking for: Assistant Producer(s)  Director  Sound Designer(s)  Sound Editor(s)  Composer(s)  Welfare Officer(s) Publicity Officer(s) (*This is an independent not-for-profit fan made production that has no affiliation with Bad Wolf or the BBC)

Contact oes24 before 10th Mar 2024 23:59 for more details.

DIRECTORS NEEDED FOR NIGHT OF NEW WRITING!!!
HATCH Lent '24Marlowe
21:30, Tue 12th March 2024 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 8

Short pieces of new writing (under 10 minutes each) are looking for DIRECTORS  to help bring them to life at HATCH on Tuesday 12th March at 9:30pm. There will only be a few hours of rehearsal on the day itself, and performers will have their script in hand.

Contact tazsc2@cam.ac.uk before 11th Mar 2024 00:00 for more details.

🪼ASSISTANT DIRECTOR for JELLYFISH BRAINS (Week 2 New Cellars)🪼
Jellyfish Brains
19:00, Thu 9th – Sat 11th May 2024 at Pembroke New Cellars
Easter Week 2

Looking for a fun splash into Easter Term? Jellyfish Brains is looking for a fabulous Assistant Director  to join the team! The application deadline is extended to the 6th of March. Email for any extensions!

Contact sff31@cam.ac.uk (Director) lfm40@cam.ac.uk (Producer) before 7th Mar 2024 00:00 for more details.