Strange Town theatre company, based at Out of the Blue, Dalmeny Street, would like to offer young people from the local community (aged 13-18) the opportunity to assist with the staging of the company’s winter season of new plays. 

Between Oct and Dec 2019 Strange Town will be producing 3 plays, written by the company’s team of writers and performed by actors in its youth theatre, aged 8-18, 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 Strange Town’s Design and Production Manager, also incorporating the 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, Fridays 2pm – 3.30pm or Fridays 3.30pm – 5.30pm at Out of the Blue from October-December 2019. 

Main duties of the Strange Town Production Assistants would be: 

  • Sourcing and making props, simple set and costumes.   
  • Attending some rehearsals. Organising and running props tables in rehearsals. 
  • Liaising with production manager, directors, cast members and volunteers.  

During production dates, which will take place in the week commencing the 9th of December 2019, 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 sessions from approx 23rd October and will finish 16th December 2019.  

(This project is funded by the Turtleton Charitable Trust) 

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