Genesis Future Director Award winner Lucy J Skilbeck directs at the Young Vic for the first time

20 April 2017

“It was when we began rehearsal for  Chekhov’s The Bear and The Proposal at the Young Vic, and were in the thick of the action, that I began to understand the power of the Genesis Future Directors Award.”

In March 2017, Genesis Future Director Award Winner Lucy J Skilbeck directed The Bear and The Proposal by Anton Chekhov in the Young Vic’s Clare studio in London. Performed by a gender-fierce company of queer identifying artists, our usual assumptions of love and marriage were challenged in this bold new production of two of Chekhov’s comedies adapted by Michael Frayn.

The sold-out run was a testament to the award as a whole. The emerging directors who win the Genesis Future Directors Award are supported by the Young Vic’s unique creative network and are given to the resources they need to enable them to produce the best possible work in a supportive environment.

See below for links to Lucy’s blog, a Storify, a podcast and more information about the project as a whole.

Read Lucy’s full blog about their experience here.

To see the Storify for The Bear/The Proposal, showing public response to the show, click here.

To listen to Lucy’s Young Vic podcast ‘Off Book’ see below:

For more information about the Genesis Foundation Future Director Award, click here.


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