Real Circumstance Lab

Producing Lab

The Real Circumstance Producing Lab takes a comprehensive approach to developing your producing skills, within an encouraging and informal environment.

The Lab is delivered by Anna Bewick, Co-Founder and Creative Producer of Real Circumstance and a Strategic Consultant. She has been producing new work since 2005, when her career began as General Manager of Theatre503 and she produced 3 seasons of work. She has gone on to work for and with theatres and theatre companies including York Theatre Royal, the Mercury Theatre Colchester, Pleasance Theatre, the Underbelly, Pursued by a Bear, Menagerie Theatre Company, simple8, and of course Real Circumstance which she co-founded in 2006.

Tailored to your projects and requirements, whether you are an individual artist or a theatre company, the Lab covers:

    • Models of working: from shoestring budgets to fully funded productions, exploring the right model for your project.
    • Assembling a team: how to find creatives and develop new partnerships.
    • Planning techniques: how to create a comprehensive production plan and plan for unforeseen events.

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"An excellent day - well informed information and advice. The Lab also offered the chance to network with other creatives. Thank you very much indeed. These Labs are so helpful."

"A fantastic, informative day. Expanded my knowledge of producing and encouraged me to take my career in new directions knowing I'm better equipped to do so."

The Producing Lab is made up of the following sessions, tailored to participants' needs and requirements:

MODELS OF WORKING
What do we mean by producing?
Exploring different models for producing work.
Exploring the possibilities for your project.

ASSEMBLING A TEAM
Who do you need to make a play happen?
How to assemble an artistic team.
How to approach venues.

NETWORKING AND PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Why do we need partners and networks?
How to broke new relationships and network effectively.

PLANNING
Writing a comprehensive production timeline.
Anticipating the worst: contingency plan.

A new way of playmaking

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