Volunteer Assistant Stage Manager
Person Specification: Volunteer with experience of working with young people aged 13-25 years and a proven interest of working within and arts or charity setting.
Contract: To assist the Stage Manager.
- 10 – 6pm on Fridays and 11 – 3pm on Saturdays between 22nd January – 26th March 2016.
- Project debrief meeting: Friday 1st April 2016.
- Show day: 26th March 10am – 6pm
Must be available for all project dates.
Fee: £100 expenses
Applications: Please send CV and covering letter F.A.O. Nnenna Samson firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: Tuesday 15th December 6pm. Interviews 7th and 8th January 2016.
SPID has been awarded funding from the Clore Duffield Foundation to deliver Trellick Tales; a year-long project including site-specific performances and a radio play from the community and residents of the North West London council estate Trellick Tower.
In this final block of the project the young people will form their own theatre company. They will develop an exhibition on the estate of the materials collected and created in the project, which will feature immersive performance. They will have the opportunity to create a multi-media exhibition using project materials guided by the V& A.
Your main responsibilities will be assisting the Stage Manager and the creative team. You will need to attend the rehearsals, production meetings and show day and be on hand to help with tasks such as giving call times, organising and being responsible for the care of the props and costumes, being on book in rehearsals and sourcing props.
S.P.I.D. (Specially Produced Innovatively Directed) Theatre Company creates adventurous and immersive theatrical work in non-traditional spaces. Our performances do not take place on stage, instead the space which cast and audience share is our stage. There are no rules for where or how our stories unfold, and our aim is to collapse the distance between the actor and the audience. This style has been called ‘wraparound theatre’ or ‘living film’, and appeals especially to young audiences and to those who would not otherwise go to the theatre. We are a registered charity, based in the community rooms of the historic modernist council estate of Kensal House. We also work in other local estates, and our promenade performances in neglected community spaces have won prizes nationally. We champion this popular and accessible form of theatre as a means to strengthen local communities, and we try to involve local residents in the research, creation and performance of our shows, and to encourage typically hard-to-reach participants to get involved.