I believe in championing new and fresh Production talent.
I work with and (hopefully) nurture Assistant Production Managers. I'm delighted to offer placement opportunities when possible.
If you are interested in working with me please get in touch.
WHAT I DO
Budgeting: Substantial experience of working with budgets of all sizes.
Scheduling: Drafting and managing full production & touring schedules. Ensuring deadlines are met and with the timescale and budget.
Communication: Communicate with venues to ensure smooth rehearsal, technical and performance periods.
Recce & Site visits: Ensure venues are suitable for the performance / event. With the proficiency to envisage how the venue will work and what is needed to realise the design, and performance.
Recruitment: Excellent leadership skills, bringing diverse technical and artist teams together.
Job descriptions: Drafting of job descriptions for production team.
CAD: Trained in Vectorworks to draft ground plans and technical drawings.
Licenses: Application of Temporary Theatre, Section 89, Performance, occasional & child licenses.
Freight: Extensive touring experience, nationally and internationally, inc. freight, carnet and customs paperwork.
Health & Safety: Carry out & record Risk Assessments, write Method Statements, Site & Event manuals.
Transport: Identify and book all production transport.
VENUES & COUNTRIES
I've toured to and have knowledge of but not limited to:
The Traverse, The Tramway, Eden Court, The Lyceum, Platform, The Tron, The Citizens, Lemon Tree, McRobert - Stirling, SECC, Assembly Hall & Roxy, Brighton Theatre Royal, Beacon, Brunton, The Byre, Underbelly, Summerhall, Battersea Arts Centre, The Beacon, The Arcola & most Edinburgh venues & church halls.
Countries I've toured to:
Argentina, Chile, Russia, France, Italy, China, America, Poland, Belgium, Brazil, Australia, Lebanon, Jordan.
TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS
BA Degree Stage Management & Theatre Production, Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh, 1995-1998
IOSH training in Managing Health and Safety – specialising in Theatre Risk Assessments
Emergency First Aid at work - St Andrews Ambulance
Clean driving licence – Ability and experience driving a 7.5tonne truck
Managing Difficult People training course - FST
1 Stage Management Association Award for Excellent leadership of Stage Management team - Those Eyes That Mouth - 2003.
6 CATS Awards, 5 Fringe Firsts, 3 Stage Awards, 2 Arts & Business, 3 Herald Angels, 2 Herald Devils, 1 Herald Archangel, 1 Total Theatre, 1 Daily Mail & The Carol Tambor Edinburgh to New York Award.
3 CATS Awards (Interiors)
IMAGINATE & EDINBURGH INTERATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL:
Best Design, CATS Award (Baba Yaga)
I have collaborated with and have a good working relationship with:
Pretty Scenic, Big House Events (set builders & carpentry), J & C Joel, Sound Moves Freight Management, Gilmour Transport, Black Light, NL Productions, DM Audio, Black Box, War pro, Blue Parrot, EIF.
I am a board member with Independent Arts Projects.
I am a member of the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Bectu.