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A paid opportunity to assist on a Young Vic show

Learning from experienced artists by assisting is a vital chance to develop skills and understanding. Equally, having the chance to spend time in a theatre and understand how the various departments work together is also an important aspect of an artist's knowledge. Each year we provide five assistantships which include a residency at the Young Vic and an attachment to a production. The scheme will include:

  • An assistantship on a Young Vic production or co-production
  • A two-week tailored placement observing day to day running of the theatre, attending planning and management meetings and spending time in departments such as marketing, production and development
  • The opportunity to devise and lead a peer-led project for the Genesis Network

Each assistant will receive a fee to cover their placement and assistantship on a production.  

Recent Jerwood Assistant Directors include:

  • Caroline Yu (untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play)
  • Ellis (Beneatha's Place)
  • Bellaray Bertrand-Webb (The Homecoming)
  • Natalie Simone (Nachtland)
  • Tian Brown-Sampson (Passing Strange)

Assistantships are a key part of the Young Vic’s Jerwood Artist Development Pathway. This Pathway is generously supported by the Jerwood Developing Artists Fund.