Strange Town would like to offer young people from the local community (aged 13-18, living in Leith) the opportunity to assist with the staging of the company’s winter season of new plays.

Between Oct and Dec 2017 Strange Town will be producing 3 plays, written by the company’s team of writers and performed by actors in its youth theatre, aged 8-14, for audiences of all ages.  These will be simply staged on a small budget, performed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile. Joining the production team as production assistants, those on work experience would be an integral part of a team supervised and led by the Creative Directors of Strange Town, also incorporating the design and production manager, youth theatre directors, their assistants, and the young actors. The production assistants would be working in the Strange Town stage management workshop and rehearsal spaces on either Wednesdays 5pm-7pm or Fridays 2pm-5.30pm at Out of the Blue.

Main duties of the Strange Town Production Assistants would be:

– sourcing and making props, simple set and costumes
– attending some rehearsals
– liaising with stage manager, directors, cast members and volunteers

During production dates in Dec 2017 (8th-10th Dec), the production assistants would also be expected to assist in the performance venue (Scottish Storytelling Centre) with setting of props, dressing the stage, assisting backstage and front of house. After productions, they would help with the get out of props from the venue back to Out of the Blue.

The project will commence with Wednesday and Friday sessions from early November (you will be allocated to either Wednesdays or Fridays) and will finish Sun 10th December 2017.

If you are interested in taking part, please email Ruth Hollyman explaining why you would like to be part of the production team.

This project is funded by the Turtleton Trust and Princes Exchange