How can I break into theatre production?

Merina is struggling to find experience that will lead to a job in production management.

​I am very interested in theatre production, but I’ve been working in a busy full-time job these past four years and have been unable to find enough theatre production experience for myself, or the right ones for me.

I’m particularly interested in the production side of managing, getting funding, collaborating with writers/directors, and so on. Ultimately, I strive to have my own production company.

I plan not to work full-time from this year onwards unless it’s theatre-related. I want to focus on getting the right experience.

I understand that every producer might have different starting points at the beginning of their careers, but I’d still like to ask: what’s the right starter for me, considering I have no real experience? 

Many thanks!

— Merina

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