Creative people

Jonathan Roberts, technical manager

 29 June 2014

Jonathan started out in performance but worked his way up into a technical career. He has worked for festivals, the 2012 Olympic Games and live events venues.

Tim Porter, creative producer intern

 20 April 2014

Tim had a wealth of experience as a director, writer and editor before he took on the role of creative producer intern at Project Phakama. He talks about getting trained up in backstage arts and offers advice for people who want to work their way into an arts career.

Martin Delaney, actor

 22 July 2013

Actor Martin Delaney's career began in theatre in the West End. Since then, he has appeared in TV shows like 'The Promise' and in films like 'Amar, Akbar and Tony'. He shares how he got started.

Gemma Martin, front-of-house and marketing assistant

 21 June 2013

Gemma Martin is a front-of-house and marketing apprentice at Chapter Arts Centre.

Yolanda Mercy, theatre usher

 23 May 2013

What does a theatre usher do and why is it a popular way to enter into theatre? Yolanda ushers at the Young Vic theatre and explains what her role involves.

Alex Marker, set designer

 21 May 2013

Alex Marker designs sets for theatre productions. He discusses how to make them realistic spaces and represent the context of the play. He also shares his five tips for getting started in set design.

Di Spalding, scenic artist

 16 November 2012

Di Spalding has been working as a scenic artist for 25 years. She is self-employed and works from her own studio, creating scenery for theatrical sets.

Kate Unwin, set and costume designer

 6 November 2012

Kate Unwin is a freelance set and costume designer. Her work is split between home, where she designs, and the theatres where her designs are built.

Bob Christer, workshop organiser

 31 October 2012

Bob Christer designs and runs workshops with educational theatre company Speakeasy. He believes the key to getting into theatre is volunteering.

Amy Bonsall, assistant director

 31 October 2012

Amy Bonsall studied for a postgraduate degree in theatre directing. She now freelances in the profession.

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