The Business

Untitled_FotorI have just stumbled across the content for today’s post courtesy of a tweet from Lyn Gardner. It would seem there is an annual careers conference held in the UK, specifically for students who want a career in theatre, theatrecraft. It looks fantastic and really does cover all aspects of theatre making. Whilst it obviously focuses on working in the UK, the video page has a huge list of categories and links to videos that would be useful to anyone, anywhere, thinking of making their career a theatrical one. Take a look below, and click the title links for the relevant videos:

DIRECTING

Explore the role of a Director and what it takes to survive in the industry. Hear from professional Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher

MAKE-UP

See the character emerge — a demonstration of Stage Make up from experienced theatre make up artist Melanie Winning.

PRODUCING

Take a look at what is involved in producing a show and find out how to pursue a career as a producer from industry experts.

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THEATRE DESIGN

With professional stage desinger Matt Edwards.

PROPS

An introduction to working in a props department for a major company

DESIGN AND MODEL BOXES

A chance to see how shows are developed from a design concept to a full size on stage production, with advice to those interested in pursuing a career in theatre design.

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WRITING

Be introduced to the craft of playwriting and find out how to survive as a working playwright.

DIRECTING

What exactly do directors do? An introduction with professional Director Emma Rivlin.

MAKING MONEY…

A unique opportunity to hear how your technical skills can be utilised in the commercial sector.

DIRECTING COMEDY

A look at verbal and visual comedy, focusing on how understanding timing and where to direct the audience’s attention can benefit your ability to direct in every other genre.

BACKSTAGE TOURS

Take a peek behind the scenes at two major London theatres.

DIRECTING AND PRODUCING

We talk to some some top directors and producers about why they love their jobs and how they got there.

SPOTLIGHT ON TECHNICAL THEATRE

Exactly what goes on behind the scenes to make your favourite shows happen…

PLAYWRIGHTS

Leading writers talk about how they got to where they are and what it takes to write a play.

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THEATRE MANAGEMENT

How to keep a major London theatre running smoothly and not go mad in the process.

MARKETING

The ins and outs of making sure people know about shows and want to see them.

TOP TIPS

A great collection of hints and tips from those in the know (or so they say…).

VIDEO DESIGN

An insight into the work of video designers and how their work contributes to live performance.

SOUND AND SET DESIGN

A fascinating look at the sound designer and set designer and how the two work together to create incredible atmospheres.

SET CONSTRUCTION

See some of the work that goes into building a major set – before it even gets to the theatre.

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PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

Amazing buhend the scenes access as we follow the production manager during a get-in at the London Coliseum.

STAGE DESIGN

An informative one-to-one explaining the role of the Stage Designer.

RUNNING A VENUE

Get the low down on running one of the biggest and busiest venues at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

COSTUME

A profile of Faye Fullerton – a leading costume designer.

ALTERNATIVES TO TRAINING

Theatre professionals talk about how they took different routes into the undustry.

ROUTES INTO THE INDUSTRY

Insights right from the top of the Theatre World – Nicholas Hytner spills the beans.

DON’T GO TO UNI!

The artistic director of the National Theatre puts forward a controversial point of view.

WORKING IN TECHNICAL THEATRE

Learn about how to “upskill” for this exciting but demanding profession.

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SKILL UP!

What skills do you need for your chosen profession and where do you get them from?

UNIVERSITY

Do you need to go to University to get ahead in the theatre?

HOW DID I GET HERE?

Various theatre professionals explain the decisions, training and lucky coincidences that led them to their jobs.

APPRENTICESHIPS

A popular way to take your first steps in the industry

SPOTLIGHT ON WIGS AND PROPS

A brief introduction to the goings on in the wigs and props department of major theatres.

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