37 Industry insights in total for Production
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.
Katie Day spoke to Creative Choices about pervasive media, the current climate for public funding and the arts, and what she'll bring back from her Peach Placement.
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.
Lighting technicians set up and operate lighting equipment during theatre productions. Both creative and technical, they can use lights to achieve a variety of effects to dramatically alter the mood and shape of a performance.
Andy Field is co-director of Forest Fringe, an independent mini-festival that takes place during the Edinburgh Fringe. He spoke to Creative Choices about striking out on your own.
Working in technical theatre and live events is fun, fast-paced and rewarding. If you're curious about careers in this area, there's good news: we need more skilled technicians in lighting, sound and stage, and available routes in are changing for the better. Here are 4 things employers in the industry are actually looking for.
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.
When it's time for that acting audition, do you have your monologue prepared? Anna Jordan, director, playwright and acting tutor, offers 5 pieces of advice for mastering monologues.
Katrina Gilroy is Production Manager at the National Theatre. She describes the theatre production process and the role of production manager.
Bruno Poet is an award-winning lighting designer who has worked extensively with theatre and opera companies all over the world.
sevens7 are a live events company, specialising in event management, show production, tour support, event IT and brand activation. They’ve worked everything from large-scale summer festivals to the Diamond Jubilee.
ShowTex design and manufacture fabrics and drapes for theatre and live events. They supplied the mattresses, sheets and pillows for the ‘NHS’ segment of the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.
Alison Pottinger became interested in signing for theatre after stage managing a signed performance. She spoke about the skills it requires, and the opportunities signing opens up for performers and audiences.
Stuart Burt is associate casting director at The Ambassador Theatre Group, one of the UK’s leading West End theatre producers.
Malin Forbes works for Barbican International Theatre Events (BITE). When first trying to break into theatre, she spent two years living hand-to-mouth.
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.
Rhiannon Ellis began her creative career as a theatre director, and is now Learning & Community Engagement Manager for Theatre Royal Wakefield. She spoke to Creative Choices about how she changed her career to work with people and communities.
Bev Adams is Artistic Director and CEO of Faceless, a professional arts organisation working to create access to the arts. She spoke to us about setting up Faceless, and her thoughts on the reduction of public spending.
Gayle Playford is a costume workroom manager and head costume cutter for period drama on TV. Her work has been featured in the BBC Two adaptation of Wolf Hall, among many other screen productions. Here she offers six pieces of advice for a career in costume for screen.
Scenic artists are responsible for painting sets, scenery backdrops and large props, bringing colour to a theatre production. Leila Kalbassi is the Design Assistant/Scenic Artist for the Dundee Repertory Theatre.
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