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,

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 

 

AWARDS

GRID IRON: 

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.

VANISHING POINT: 

3 CATS Awards (Interiors) 

 

COMPANIES

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.

 

I am a board member with Independent Arts Projects. 

 I am a member of the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Bectu.