Catherine Butler

Creative Freelancer

Level
Junior
Location
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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About me

I am a freelance theatre-maker and producer based in the West Midlands. As a theatre-maker, I am interested in contemporary circus, physical theatre, outdoor spectacle performance, cabaret and drag. I am interested in staging work in unusual spaces, queer spaces and works that range from the small and intimate to the large and spectacular. As a freelance producer, I am proficient in project management, cultural business strategy, PR and marketing strategy, budget management and relationship building. Hobbies include: Spanish, capoeira, rock climbing, walking, cooking, dancing.

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Skills

  • Marketing Copywriting
  • Event Coordination
  • Event Management
  • Acting Performing
  • Business Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Facilitation
  • Press Releases
  • Spanish

Companies I’ve worked with

  • S

    Shout Festival of Queer Art and Culture

    • B

      BE Festival

      • B

        Birmingham Hippodrome

        • W

          West Midlands Growth Com

          Work history

          Currently

          Co-Director

          LYNNEBEC

          Jan 2018
          • Birmingham, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • LYNNEBEC is a performance collective lead by Catherine Butler and Jessica Barber. We make work that is highly visual, energetic and draws on our shared interests in pop-culture, contemporary circus/dance, site-responsive performance, and live/visual arts. It's characterised by themes of connection, queerness, identity, movement and humour.

          2019

          Project Coordinator

          West Midlands Growth Com

          Jan 2019 - Sep 2019
          • Birmingham, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • - Co-ordinated a national marketing campaign to raise Birmingham's cultural profile via 3 independent festivals across film, music and theatre - Researched and negotiated advertising and editorial packages with magazines - Created marketing materials to share amongst the festivals - Liaised with designers, festivals and printers to meet tight print deadlines

          2018

          Assistant Director

          Tickertape Parade

          Apr 2018 - Jul 2018
          • Birmingham, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Provided directorial support to Adam Carver in the creation of 'Fantabulosa!', a touring queer-positive participatory family drag show encompassing interactive storytelling, lipsync, performance, dress-up, games and original songs. Assisted as a Stage Manager for the first performance at 'Summer in Southside' at Birmingham Hippodrome.

          2018

          Assistant Producer

          Outer Circle Arts

          Nov 2017 - Feb 2018
          • Birmingham, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Provided marketing and PR support to Sarah-Jane Watkinson for Sleepwalk Collective's UK premiere of 'Kourtney Kardashian', the final part of their trilogy of performances around high art and celebrity. Performed at Battersea Arts Centre, Axis Arts Centre and HOME Manchester.

          2017

          Oct 2017 - Nov 2017
          • Birmingham, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • 2 Month contract to assist with the delivery of the 2017 SHOUT Festival, Birmingham's festival of Queer arts and culture. Main duties included project management and marketing and PR support.

          2019

          Marketing, PR and Communications Producer

          BE Festival

          Mar 2017 - Sep 2019
          • Birmingham, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • - Responsible for creating and implementing the festival's PR, marketing and social media campaign - Was the face of press and media communications for the festival, responsible for contacting local and national press such as The Guardian and BBC Midlands - Demonstrated excellent communication skills necessary for clear and sensitive feedback for the festival's Spanish graphic designers - Adept at remote working or within small teams often working within tight deadlines - Proven copywriting skills and strong attention to detail necessary for the creation of a 36 pg Festival brochure

          2017

          Cultural Intern

          Birmingham Hippodrome

          Oct 2016 - Feb 2017
          • Birmingham, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • Successful applicant to the University of Birmingham's 2016 Cultural Internship Scheme. My 5-month placement was with Creative Learning and Creative Projects teams at Birmingham Hippodrome. During this time, I worked as an assistant producer on the team that delivered Chinese New Year 2017 Celebrations.

          Education

          2016

          Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) Drama and Theatre Arts

          University of Birmingham

          Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
          • Birmingham, United Kingdom