Leeds Playhouse is a large organisation that produces theatre, supports artists, and engages with communities across West Yorkshire. You can find out more by watching this film: https://youtu.be/AT98G3fWhvQ or on our website www.leedsplayhouse.org.uk.
At Leeds Playhouse, through our Furnace Programme, we develop locally rooted artists and theatre workers across three career stages – entry level, early and established.
What’s the opportunity?
We have a paid placement for an Assistant Producer to work part-time for a three-month period at Leeds Playhouse. During this time, the Assistant Producer will primarily work on two projects led by Black artists and writers. These projects are:
- Supporting the setting up and early stages of a new, ambitious commission by Leeds based theatre maker Pauline Mayers. Pauline’s interest is in reframing spaces and histories through experiential art and culture to help her audiences re-examine shared histories and enable lost voices to be heard. Her new commission with Leeds Playhouse, created in co-production with Fuel, will work with 12 Black female artists to respond to and reclaim the spaces at Harewood House, a stately home built with proceeds from the slave trade.
- Supporting the producing of Jitney, August Wilson’s classic play, in a new production directed by Tinuke Craig in the Courtyard theatre at Leeds Playhouse co-produced with Headlong.
Because these two projects form a significant part of this placement, we are particularly interested in hearing from people with African or Caribbean heritage or with extensive experience of focused work with people of those heritages.
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