1TC aims to provide support and opportunities for first-time directors and production team members in Durham by providing funding, advice and training.

Our main goal to help new directors put on their first show in Durham, yet the company also works with first time production teams to expand DST’s pool of talent. All of our shows are pitched to us by our directors and we pride ourselves on our inclusivity and receptiveness to new and exciting ideas.


Previous shows

As You Like It
“An incredibly strong cast, who not only knew but understood the intricacies of their lines so well, when coupled with an evidently committed and skilled production and technical team, had all the potential to be a great success, and it certainly was.” (First Night)
March 2018

Puns Intended
“I would like to commend Janina Arndt on her considerable ambition in writing this short play. The basic premise is really exciting and does explore interesting debates on the nature of theatre.” (First Night)
March 2018

“Overall, the was an imaginative take on the Classical tragedy that was well rehearsed, included great attention to detail and featured interesting innovation in the use of chorus.” (First Night)
December 2017


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