blank stares and other responses to the relationship between the commercial and subsidised theatre sectors

show business is a one-day symposium towards greater connectivity between commercial and subsidised models in theatre’s independent sector. In this blog, Richard Kingdom, greenhouse project manager, discusses the potential of a greater collaboration between these two sectors.

I began discussing ideas for the show business symposium with colleagues last September but the seeds for it were sown around ten years ago, in a penny-drop moment during a post-show conversation at The Hen and Chickens Theatre. My cousin, a couple of years out of drama training and whose show I’d just been watching, and me, a recent Theatre Studies graduate trying to set the world ablaze with my company’s first show, were comparing notes on our respective ventures. I asked what seemed like the most pressing question for anyone mounting a production on the fringe.

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opportunity: Stopgap dance company recruiting 2 new members of staff

Resident company Stopgap Dance Company have a couple of great opportunities to be part of their team. See below for more details.

The Senior Administrator will oversee the running of the office and be responsible for financial administration and reporting; HR, writing; managing and collating information for the Board and legal compliance. This role would suit someone with a relevant degree and at least 3 years experience in a similar post.

The role is 22.5 hours per week and the salary is £23,000-£25,000 pro rata per annum depending on experience

The Trainee Producer is a training and development position to observe, support and assist the Creative Producer Sg2 and other Stopgap staff. They will assist with planning tours; audience development; producing budgets; writing contracts; supporting the artists and partner and venue communication. This role would suit someone with relevant degree, vocational training or at least 1 year’s experience in a similar post.

The role is 22.5 hours per week and £20,000 pro rata per annum depending on experience.

For a full job description and information how to apply for either role please email Charlotte Mackie on admin@stopgapdance.com Applications must be received by 5.00pm on Thursday 22 May.