The Donmar Warehouse has announced the details of its twelve-week residency at Trafalgar Studio 2 to showcase the work of its Resident Assistant Directors (RADs). The RAD scheme has been running at the Donmar for more than fifteen years and has produced directors including Sam Buntrock, Toby Frow, Rupert Goold, Josie Rourke and Sacha Wares.
The recently announced three-production 2010 season is the first of three proposed annual residencies and gives audiences the opportunity to see the work of the next generation of young directors who have emerged from the Donmar under the artistic leadership of Michael Grandage
The three directors taking part in the first season are Charlotte Westenra, Roisin McBrinn and Chris Rolls.
Charlotte Westenra directs Lower Ninth, a work set amongst the post-Katrina rubble of New Orleans as two African Americans, Malcolm and EZee, find themselves stranded on a rooftop waiting for rescue. Lower Ninth runs from Thursday 30 September to Saturday 23 October.
Next up, Roisin McBrinn directs Novecento, which runs from Thursday 28 October to Saturday 20 November. Novecento is about jazz musician Alessandro Baricco. Born on board an Atlantic cruise liner in 1900, 'Novecento' became the world's greatest jazz musician.
Les Parents Terribles
Finally, Chris Rolls sees out the residency with his direction of Jean Cocteau's Les Parents Terribles. When Michael declares his love for a girl, his mother burns with jealousy while his father is shocked to discover his son's lover is someone he knows well. Les Parents Terribles runs from Thursday 25 November 2010 to Saturday 18 December 2010
Tickets are £17.50 and are on sale now.