Non-Salaried Position (Volunteer Role)
Proforça Theatre Company is a young, dynamic, non-professional not-for-profit theatre group based in London. We are passionate about creating pushing the boundaries for non-professional fringe theatre and create brand new productions which help establish our reputation for doing something new and different. Having produced a piece of new writing and a well-loved musical in 2016, we are now looking to produce our new work for 2017 and beyond.
We are looking to find a super organised and dedicated Assistant Director to join our Production Team for our forthcoming Summer / Autumn projects. This role will involve working closely with the Artistic Director and other members of the Team to help bring our shows to the stage and project manage all elements of bringing a show to life.
The Importance of being Earnest – Sept 2017
We're looking for someone to assist the Artistic Director with all aspects of our September production, a brand new and exciting staging of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” – there’s a lot of opportunity to get involved in helping run rehearsals, interact with the cast as well as working closely with the backstage / production team. The production will receive its London performances at the well-respected “Lion and Unicorn Theatre” in Kentish Town and if successful, with the real potential to take the production to some other venues outside of London later in the year.
Scratch One – Sept 2017
In addition, we will be producing some exciting new work during the last week of September. You will have the opportunity to help direct and realise some exciting pieces of new writing which will be filmed and presented on our YouTube channel as part of our digital offering. This is a really exciting opportunity to direct some work of your own and have this developed and presented for public performance.
WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
- You’ll have a passion for fringe theatre and a desire to be involved in all aspects of the project management of putting a production together, (If you’ve done something similar for another amateur theatre company, even better!)
- Great vision for a piece of work and a willingness to try out new ideas.
- Empathy for and skilled at working with a wide range of actors.
- Coordinate different departments (Creative, Stage Management, Actors, Technical, Marketing, Set Design, Front of House etc.) in all production related activities
- Liaise with venues to ensure rehearsals are planned and performances coordinated.
- Great communication skills with different audiences / suppliers and venues etc.
- Patient, friendly, and with BAGS of energy and enthusiasm!
We have a variety of different life experiences and stories to tell within the group so we’re looking to meet a massive range of lively, fun and confident people who are dedicated and interested in being a part of telling brand new stories.
As a non-professional group, we all give our time for the love of creating brand new theatre, so all of our team are volunteers (we all have day jobs too!) – but we’re all finding that we’re gaining massive amounts of experience – so like the rest of us, bring the skills from your day job and come and have some fun with us in the theatre!
So what next?
To register your interest, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief introduction, an CV and / or a description of past work / skills (if you have one)
One of the production team will contact you and will then provide any more information as well as full details on the interview process. Our interviews are usually informal meetings with the other members of the team and will be held in Central London out of working hours towards the end of June (Details to be confirmed)
We’re a young, sociable and supportive group of people, who are truly committed to creating something new, different and life affirming for everyone that works with us. We have a real passion for theatre and feel we have built a really special project with some really talented people involved – and we’re really looking forward to welcoming in some new people to our team.
For more information, we’d love to hear from you via our Social Media Channels. You can follow us on Twitter @proforcatheatre, Facebook / Instagram @proforcatheatre but for the best information, via our website at www.proforca.co.uk
We can’t wait to meet you!