For “The Events” by David Greig at Cumbernauld Theatre – October 2024

About Cumbernauld Theatre

Cumbernauld Theatre is a vibrant and innovative theatre located in the heart of Cumbernauld, Scotland. Working at the heart of our community, we are invested in defining our creativity and culture together, delivering an arts programme that enhances our life, broadens our perspective and nurtures performance arts skills for a creative, innovative, fairer Scotland.

Production Overview

Cumbernauld Theatre is excited to announce an upcoming Main Stage production of “The Events” by David Greig, scheduled for October 2024. “The Events” is a powerful and thought-provoking play that delves into themes of community, forgiveness, and incomprehensible brutality in the aftermath of a traumatic event. We are seeking a talented and visionary Director to lead this production and bring the play’s themes to life on our stage.

Production Details

  • Title: “The Events” by David Greig
  • Choir Development: April – June 2024 (Dates TBC)
  • Rehearsal Period: 2 September – 30 September 2024
  • Performance Dates: 1 – 5 October 2024
  • Location: Cumbernauld Theatre, Scotland


The Director will play a crucial role in shaping the artistic vision of the production, working closely with the creative team and cast to bring “The Events” to the stage in a compelling and emotionally resonant manner. The Director’s responsibilities will include:

  • Developing a clear and innovative directorial concept for the production.
  • Conducting auditions and selecting the cast in collaboration with the casting team.
  • Leading rehearsals and facilitating a collaborative and creative atmosphere.
  • Engaging and collaborating with the designer and overseeing technical aspects of the production.
  • Working closely with the production team to ensure a cohesive and impactful presentation.
  • Providing guidance and support to actors in the exploration of their characters and the play’s themes.
  • Liaising with the choir leader to ensure a coherent vision and use of the community choir throughout.
  • Working with members of the local community as part of the community choir.
  • Maintaining a respectful and inclusive working environment for all cast and crew members.
  • Collaborating with the marketing and publicity team to promote the production within the community.

Essential Requirements

We are looking for a Director with:

  • Proven experience in directing theatre productions, preferably with a background in contemporary drama.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • A passion for working with a diverse group of artists and fostering a collaborative creative process.
  • A deep understanding of the themes and nuances of “The Events” and an ability to bring them to the forefront.
  • Experience in working with non-professional actors in a community setting.
  • Commitment to the production’s rehearsal and performance schedule.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience working with choirs or choruses.

Resources that Cumbernauld Theatre Is committing

  • A professional production in our Main House auditorium (272 seats)
  • A budget to cover all artist fees, performers, technical and production costs
  • Access to excellent rehearsal space with natural light for three weeks
  • Dressing room and Greenroom access
  • Technical rehearsal week in our main auditorium
  • Producer support from Cumbernauld Theatre from the planning stages to the production
  • Technical support from our in-house team
  • Marketing support from our in-house team
  • Artistic support from an Executive Producer

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following materials to by Friday 24 November 2023 at 5pm:

  1. A cover letter introducing yourself as a director and detailing your interest in directing ‘The Events’ at Cumbernauld Theatre.
  2. A current resume or CV.
  3. A brief artistic statement outlining your directorial vision for the production.
  4. Any relevant links or portfolio materials showcasing past directorial work.

Application Deadline: Friday 24 November 2023

Note: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their proposals on Wednesday 6 December 2023. The invitations to Pitch will be issued no later than Friday 1 December 2023, giving applicants time to prepare. Please note all directors invited to take part in the pitch sessions will be paid £65 per pitch.

Cumbernauld Theatre is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our productions. We encourage applications from artists of all backgrounds and experiences.

We look forward to receiving your applications and finding a visionary Director for our production of “The Events” in October 2024. Thank you for your interest in Cumbernauld Theatre and this exciting opportunity.

Additional Information

In addition to the qualifications and requirements outlined in the brief, we expect the selected Director to adhere to the values and behaviours of Cumbernauld Theatre. These values include a commitment to fostering a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, promoting artistic excellence, and engaging with the local community. Full values and behaviours can be viewed in the attached document.

The Director will work closely with our Creative Producer, Fraser Morrison, throughout the entire production process. This collaborative partnership will be essential in bringing the production to its fullest potential and aligning it with Cumbernauld Theatre’s artistic vision.

Furthermore, the Executive Producer overseeing this production will be Michael Duke, who will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the role, ensuring that the production will receive the necessary support and resources to succeed.

Thank you for considering this additional information, and we look forward to receiving your applications.

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