Discover Sessions

Do you have a learning disability?

Do you want to know more about jobs in the theatre?

Mind the Gap is running Discover Sessions in West Yorkshire to help you find out more about the jobs of Theatre Producer, Theatre Director and Creative Engagement Facilitator.

Theatre Producer
The producer supervises the making and presentation of a theatre production and ensures that it happens on time. They support the creative team to make the best possible production for audiences.

Theatre Director
The director brings a production to life on the stage, they guide
the creative ideas for the project. The director leads rehearsals and shows the actors how to tell the story as clearly as possible. They work with set designers, lighting designers and sound designers to create the world of the play.

Creative Engagement Facilitator
Facilitators are people who run theatre workshops. They work
with lots of different people and lead theatre based exercises with them in a group. They find ways to support the group to learn performance techniques and how to work together to tell stories and try out ideas.

What you will do in the workshop?
There are three separate workshops for the three different theatre jobs. You can attend one, two or all three of them.
Each workshop is an hour long and will involve a gentle warm-up and a practical session to learn about the different theatre jobs. You will also find out about Mind the Gap and meet staff and students.

When and where?
Monday 13 August: Orange Box, 1 Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1AF
1:30pm – 2:30pm Producer workshop
2:30pm – 3:30pm Director workshop
3:30pm – 4:30pm Creative Engagement Facilitator workshop

Wednesday 15 August: First Floor, St. Peters Building, 6 St Peter’s St, Leeds, LS9 8AH
1:30pm – 2:30pm Producer workshop
2:30pm – 3:30pm Director workshop
3:30pm – 4:30pm Creative Engagement Facilitator workshop

Friday 17 August: Wakefield Theatre Royal, Walker Studio, Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE
10:30am – 11:30am Producer workshop
11:30am – 12:30pm Director workshop
12:30pm – 1:30pm Creative Engagement Facilitator workshop

Saturday 18 August: Mind the Gap, Silk Warehouse, Patent Street, Bradford, BD9 4SA
10:30am – 11:30am Producer workshop
11:30am – 12:30pm Director workshop
12:30pm – 1:30pm Creative Engagement Facilitator workshop

How do I book a place on a Discover Session?
To book on to one of the Discover Sessions or have any questions, contact Deborah: deborah@mind-the-gap.org.uk / 01274 487390 by Friday 10 August.

Once you have booked your place, we will send you a short form to fill in to let us know about any access needs you may have.

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