VIRTUALLY BLACKFRIARS - PRODUCER CALL OUT

The Milo Wladek Co. is seeking a producer to help deliver its latest production Virtually Blackfriars in October 2017.

 

THE SHOW

Commissioned by Southwark Presents, Virtually Blackfriars is part of a larger series of events and festivals programmed by Southwark Council to promote community involvement in and around the Blackfriars area.

The piece will be a promenade performance that sees audiences enter into a world of puppets, spectacle and silliness by throwing on a pair of homemade 'high-tech' goggles and following a not-so-virtual tour guide. They'll discover the secrets of Blackfriars on a madcap journey through buildings, streets, alleyways and public spaces. Virtually Blackfriars is a lighthearted and lo-fi visual take on the technologies that will shape our future, featuring characters from the area’s past. 

The performance will take place over three days from Friday the 20th of October, with community puppetry workshops taking place in the preceding weeks.

The Milo Wladek Co. make comedic and anarchic family friendly shows centred on community engagement. Previous examples include The Multiple Myrtle Mysteries and The Van Dyck Vanishments.

 

THE ROLE

You will be required to:

  • Support all logistical planning of the production including confirming locations through our community contacts.

  • Manage budgets alongside lead creatives and production management.

  • Create contracts/letters of agreement and timetables for cast and creatives.

  • Support the schools and community integration by liaising with our partner schools and co-ordinating workshops.

  • Create and help deliver a marketing plan for the production and generate local awareness for participation.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

 Our ideal candidate would have 

  • Genuine passion and enthusiasm for this type of community oriented and artistically ambitious work.

  • Experience with community engagement and fostering positive and productive links with community stake-holders.

  • Experience of ‘unusual’ event planning. Ability to support the production manager and lead creatives in co-ordinating the unique and often changing elements of the production.

  • Excellent budget-keeping and organisational skills.

 

If you are interested please send us a covering letter/email telling us about yourself, your work and your passions to Emma and Simon at contact@milowladek.com. Please include a CV and/or links to previous relevant productions. This is a paid position with flexible working hours from August - October.

 The current fee is £1500, but we are awaiting our Arts Council funding decision due in the next month, with an expanded role and more money to follow if our bid is successful.

 Closing date - Monday 31st July, please feel free to contact us for further details about the project via contact@milowladek,com.