101 Industry insights in total for Theatre
Tai Ling is the acting Artistic Director for the Improsarios, a theatre group who specialise in creating improvised plays. He spoke about starting up a theatrical enterprise.
Stuart Burt is associate casting director at The Ambassador Theatre Group, one of the UK’s leading West End theatre producers.
The role of stage manager is a busy and challenging one. Laura Flowers was Resident Stage Manager at the Almeida Theatre, and explains how she got into stage management.
Anyone can be a producer – all you need is absolute determination to get a show on stage, a source of money to back you, a network of the best possible creative talent, access to a theatre, skills in budgeting and marketing, and the luck of being in the right place with the right show at the right time.
Amy Powell is an intern at Unlimited, a programme delivered by Shape and Artsadmin that celebrates the work of disabled artists. In this video she discusses how the internship has opened her eyes to the value of the arts and reflects on what it means to be part of a workplace.
Candoco Dance Company started in 1991 as a series of workshops and developed into the UK's first professional dance company that integrated disabled and non-disabled dancers.
Riz Ahmed has built a creative career as an actor, rapper and writer. With leading roles in The Road to Guantanamo and Four Lions, and the musical alter-ego 'Riz MC', he spoke about pursuing multiple creative interests.
Performer Claire Cunningham describes how using crutches gave her the physical abilities to create a career in dance.
Chris Slann, Sharon George and Helen Davenport work and teach at the Carnival Learning Centre on the Isle of Wight. They spoke to Creative Choices about the varied skills needed for a career working in carnival.
Fay Fullerton is Head of Production Costume at The Royal Opera House. She describes how she got into the industry, with advice for people wanting to get into costume careers.
Nick Brice is Director of White Room Theatre. He is pushing the art form of the ten-minute play at the Fringe. He told Creative Choices how he came up with the idea and how it can help new playwrights get exposure.
Katrina Gilroy is Production Manager at the National Theatre. She describes the theatre production process and the role of production manager.
Malin Forbes works for Barbican International Theatre Events (BITE). When first trying to break into theatre, she spent two years living hand-to-mouth.
Bruce Alexander’s long acting career saw him star in theatre, film and TV productions, including Neighbours and SeaChange. He discusses giving up the spotlight to teach at Melbourne Acting Studio.
Don’t gamble with your career. The acting profession is hugely competitive, but there are ways to give yourself a better chance of success – and it’s not only down to your acting ability.
Rob Lloyd's journey into technical management started with him doing "bottom of the pile" work in theatre, but evolved into roles with much greater responsibility as he rapidly gained new skills. He eventually sidestepped into the music industry. Read more about his career.
Jeremy Walker, an assistant project manager and Tracy Gentles, a performance projects manager, talk about starting their careers behind the scenes.
The National Youth Theatre focuses on the social and creative development of young people. They provide workshops and training for performance and stage production. Artistic Director Paul Roseby spoke to Choices.
Currently the Deputy Stage Manager (DSM) for a new play heading for the West End, Felix D didn't take the usual road into theatre stage management. He originally planned to be an actor.
When Troy Fairclough and his sister-in-law decided to stage a one-woman show about jazz legend Billie Holiday, there were challenges to face, along with a tight budget. He recalled the process.
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