As the founder and artistic director of my own theatre company, my administration and events management skills are polished. Such is my passion for coordinating events; I have produced shows in Southend, London and Brighton and am in the process of producing a UK Tour of our latest work. I am also in the midst of developing a show for Camden Fringe Festival. As such, I am required to be diligent in keeping up to date with various institutions, theatres and funding bodies in order to make the development run smoothly. I understand the importance of punctual communication and have demonstrated this ability when producing a tour, liaising with theatres, rights holders, agents and performers etc. I am accustomed to working to deadlines and find the process of completing projects thoroughly enjoyable. I have first hand experience in dealing with finance, payroll and contracts, hiring and paying our performers, as well as co-signing contracts for theatre space and hiring of rights. I handle both online banking and in-person transactions and with confidence, often having to cash up and handle money in my previous post at Waterstones. This position also involved working with a large team of people, and I consider my delegation and communication skills to be accomplished. I have experience in budgets and finance, as I deal with various funding bodies on a regular basis. I handle budget breakdown with scrutiny and am always keen to find ways to manage income and outgoings. I have managed to fund an entire production through fundraising and events. This further demonstrates my resourcefulness and resilient nature. I am passionate about broadening the variety of events in the community. My theatre company has worked with support of the charities MIND, and Netpark Wellbeing, taking place at Metal Culture, and continues to make our projects accessible by involving the community in the development of our projects. I am considered to be personable and approachable and find great joy in working with new people. This further demonstrates my ability to create a pleasant yet efficient working environment.Locked Pro Plan feature
Blown Fuse Theatre creates innovative theatre for inquisitive minds. The responsibilities of being a theatre company director span both managerial and creative, and I consider myself to be proficient in both areas: regularly dealing with budget and funding, contracts, HMRC and Companies House, whilst still using my creative nature to produce, direct and perform in new work. My experience in running the company has taught me the importance of practicing leadership, delegation and cooperation.
Books have always been a passion of mine, and this was essential to obtaining this post at Waterstones. A broad knowledge of all things literature was required, and I eventually became the supervisor of Contemporary Literary Fiction, as well as the Drama & Poetry section. My attention to all things aesthetic led to me designing and installing various displays of new product, and I often took the initiative to create new ways of merchandising. I took the time to memorize regular customers by name, and this was noticed and commented on by the individuals in question. By combining my love of books and experience working amongst a team, I am confident that I handled the duties and responsibilities of this position with pleasure.
My degree involved training in various types of theatre production and performance. Due to this degree, I am experienced in devising, puppeteering, storytelling, deconstruction, directing and producing which inevitably led to me creating my own theatre company which combines all of these skills.