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Join Us Backstage

No theatre company is complete without a dedicated backstage crew and we're always on the lookout for people who want to be involved.  We're particularly keen to hear from lighting designers and people who want to operate the lighting during show week, but we'd love to hear from you if you have other interests (e.g. set design, set building, costumes, props). 
 
If you want to know more or want to offer your services please get in touch.
 

 
Our requirements are pretty basic but there are a few things you should know.

GENERAL

None of the positions are paid (no one on the production team receives payment).  We are a community group who all take part for the fun of being involved in a great show. 

We operate on quite a low budget, this won't be a massive lighting/sound/costume extravaganza.

We like our tech crew to feel like part of the company, so attendance at some rehearsals (and the pub afterwards) is encouraged!

We're an easy-going company, but we do require firm commitment from people if they take on a tech role.  It's *very* hard to find replacements close to the Fringe.

All spending must be cleared with the show producer *before* you buy anything.

LIGHTING DESIGNERS

We do need someone with a bit of experience for our main lighting designer as things need to be well-prepared for our venue technical rehearsal.  However, if you want to learn, get in touch and we might be able to convince one of our techies to teach you.  Lighting will probably be based on what equipment is available at the venue - it's the Fringe, you have to work with what there is - so you will need to be flexible.

LIGHTING OPERATORS

You don't necessarily need experience for this role.  It's quite straightforward and a good way to learn about the lighting side of things.  Ideally you'll be available every night during the run, but this role may be shared between a couple of people if necessary.

COSTUME / PROPS

Budget is probably the key thing here, as mentioned in the general points above.  We require the costume/props person to liaise with the directors to ensure they fit in with the overall style of the show.

SET

As we perform during the Fringe, our set has to take up as little space as possible and be very quick to set up and strike.  Scene changes also need to be quick, so think rotating/stacking/flipping/folding.  Set design will need to be done in conjunction with the directors at quite an early stage so that any set movements can be incorporated into the blocking with plenty of time for rehearsal.
 

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