The YMPST are looking for three York-based directors, each of whom will adapt and direct one of the York Mystery Plays. No directing experience is needed: this would suit someone with an interest in the mystery cycle itself, in historical theatre, York’s local history, site-specific theatre, or who would simply like to gain some experience directing a play. This is an unpaid opportunity, but you will be fully supported throughout the process, mentored by an experienced director, Tom Straszewski, and assisted by YMPST. You will also be given a small budget for props, costumes, etc.
Interviews for short-listed applicants will take place in February, and the successful directors will start auditions and rehearsals in mid to late March. The performances of these ‘mini-mysteries’ will take place on 1 June, each in a different venue along Micklegate, where the original York Mystery Plays would begin their performance cycle.
Full info: New Directors 2024