It’s been a year since theatres across the UK closed. With less live theatre and many buildings still shut, it may seem like a strange time to start your own company. But the pandemic has left a space – a space begging to be filled with new ideas, new processes and new stories.
Jay Miller, Artistic Director of The Yard, started The Yard ten years ago in the aftermath of a financial crash. In this workshop, Jay shares the things he knows now that he wishes he knew back in 2011 and will answer any questions you might have.
He’ll also answer any burning questions you might have to bring your own company to success.
This session is designed for those who are thinking of starting, or who have recently started a theatre company. Additionally, this session will be useful for those who already have a theatre company and are working on making it sustainable.
This session is limited to 20 people.
All sessions will be on Zoom and captioned using Otter.Ai.
If you have any questions relating to access needs, and support we may be able to offer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay Miller is a theatre director who founded The Yard in 2011.
At The Yard Jay has directed…
The Mikvah Project, written by Josh Azouz, 2014 (★★★★ Time Out, ★★★★ The Stage)
Lines, written by Pamela Carter, 2015 (★★★★ The Guardian, ★★★★ The Stage)
Removal Men, written by M. J. Harding with Jay Miller, 2016 (★★★★ Time Out, ★★★★ The Stage)
This Beautiful Future, written by Rita Kalnejais, 2017 (★★★★★ The Stage, ★★★★ Time Out, ★★★★ The Guardian, ★★★★ The Observer)
The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, 2019 (★★★★★ The Sunday Times, ★★★★★ Evening Standard, ★★★★ Time Out, ★★★★ The Stage)
Dirty Crusty, written by Clare Barron, 2019 (★★★★★ Evening Standard)
At The Yard, Jay has identified and supported the careers of a number of artists who have gone on to be commissioned and produced by internationally recognised organisations, such as the National Theatre, Royal Court, Channel 4 and many regional venues in the UK.