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Assistant Producer (East Midlands) call out

Assistant Producer – The Glad Game

We are currently seeking an East Midlands based freelance Assistant Producer to support the R+D of The Glad Game. Ideally this person will also work with us through to full production stage, currently scheduled for autumn 2020 (funding pending).

The Role

You will work collaboratively with the core team developing The Glad Game, working particularly closely with Producer, Pippa Frith. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the team with logistical requirements, including scheduling, booking accommodation, transport and equipment etc…

  • Supporting the core team with planning and development of the project both in and out of the rehearsal room

  • Liaising with presenting partners about marketing and practical needs of the work

  • Developing and distributing online marketing materials

  • Assisting with contacting non-arts partners, and building relationships with them around the project

  • Administrating and managing VIP invites to sharings

  • Supporting the development of an access touring document

  • Contributing to the evaluation process and future plans

The Offer

We have a fixed fee of £1200 for approximately 10 days working on the project during its R+D period. We will build in a budget line for the Assistant Producer to work with us to full production (autumn 2020) as part of our fundraising activities.

We are seeking an East Midlands based freelancer for immediate appointment. Where we ask you to travel nationally we will cover your travel costs.

Key Dates

Deadline for applications – Friday 29th November 2019

Informal interviews (at Nottingham Playhouse) – 5th December 2019

Week beginning 9th December 2019 – Rehearsals at Television Workshop, Nottingham

Week beginning 16th December 2019 – Rehearsals at Birmingham REP

January – March 2020 – Public sharings at various platforms / venues

(funding pending)

Full production and preview tour, autumn 2020

The Project

The Glad Game is supported by Arts Council England, Nottingham Playhouse, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Television Workshop, The Bush and Leicester Curve.

Phoebe Frances Brown is an actor. From her early impressions of Dolly Parton, to becoming a member of Nottingham Television Workshop, from co-founding the sketch group Major Labia to roles at The Donmar Warehouse, Birmingham Rep and The National Theatre, acting has defined, formed and driven who she is.

In November 2018, aged 26, Phoebe was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour in the area of her brain that controls speech, language and memory.

The Glad Game is Phoebe’s story. Her story of finding herself in the darkest, bleakest of times, of finding gladness in the saddest of moments and of how who and what you love can pull you through.

The Team

Writer / performer: Phoebe Frances Brown

Director: Tessa Walker

AV Design: Jake Kelsell

Sound Design: Iain Armstrong

Producer: Pippa Frith

To Apply

To apply for this role, please email your CV and cover letter, outlining why you are interested, and why you believe you’re a good fit, to, deadline Friday 29th November 2019. If you prefer to apply via voicenote or video, please feel free.

You must have some availability to support the project across the key dates outlined above (NB you will not be expected to be in rehearsals full time).

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