Applications for this round have now closed. Please check back at a later date for the next round of applications.
Headlong Origins is a Director’s scheme designed to support the development of Directors across the UK outside of London. Our ambition is to celebrate and nurture undeniable emerging talent that exists throughout the UK, and to diversify the pool of Directors Headlong is currently engaging with. While there is some provision to help theatre Directors develop a career in London, there is still a deficit regionally, and as such this scheme is for Directors who live and are committed to making work outside of London.
This scheme is open to any professional Director who is over 18 and has at least two years professional directing experience. The Director must have directed at least two professional productions, this can include fringe shows (with runs of no less than three weeks), and/or substantial community theatre work. This scheme is for directors who are not currently ready to direct mid-scale touring work but would be at the end of their time on Headlong Origins.
At Headlong, we believe that having a team from a wide range of backgrounds makes for a more dynamic company. We are interested in supporting artists who might have less access to the profession due to barriers such as class, disability, gender, geography or ethnicity.