Pearce, Webster, Judd selected for regional program

LONDON — The Regional Theater Young Director Scheme, the U.K.’s longest-running and most influential training scheme for helmers, has announced the recipients of this year’s bursaries.

The 2011 winners, each of whom is given a year’s directorial work at a major legit producing address are Kim Pearce, who will work at Chichester Festival Theater; Max Webster, who will work at the Manchester’s Royal Exchange; and Clive Judd, who goes to Newbur’s Watermill Theater.

Previous winners of the bursaries, which have been in operation since 1960, include Michael Boyd (a.d. of the Royal Shakespeare Company), Vicky Featherstone (a.d. National Theater of Scotland), Roger Michell, Trevor Nunn and Philip Wilson (a.d. Salisbury Playhouse).

Watermill Theater’s a.d. and executive director Hedda Beeby commented, “It is the only scheme that provides proper hands-on training in the whole range of skills involved in running a regional theater. We’re looking forward to being part of helping the next generation make its mark.”

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