Industry Week – 19 September to 23 September

 The Arts Council England


They  invest public money to help bring great art and culture to everyone. Was founded in 1946  following the Second World War.


Choreographer – Creates the dance and movement elements of a show.

Director – Makes the main artistic decisions about a show before and during rehearsals.

Marketing Officer –  Makes sure the show is well advertised – decides where to find the best audience for the show.

Designer – Creates and plans the way the set (and usually also the costumes) for the show looks.

Steward or Usher – Shows audience to their seats and assists with their safety & comfort during the show.

Front of House Officer – Looks after everything that affects the audience before the show starts.

Wardrobe Supervisor – Keeps the stock of costumes clean, repaired and well organised.

Production Manager – Takes the plans for the set and works out how to build them.

Box Office Officer – Sells tickets, takes the money.

Press & Publicity Officer – Gets information about the company & the show to the newspapers, radio and TV.

Dance Captain – One of the cast who takes responsability for looking after the choreography during the run of the show.

Artistic Director – Makes the decisions on the overall output and programming of a company or arts building.

(Assistant Stage Manager) ASM – Makes sure the rehearsal room is ready ; finds/makes props ; is backstage during a show helping out where needed ;

Lighting Designer – Develops the plan for the lights to create the best effect.

Outreach Officer (can have many other titles) – Spreads the work of their company, working in schools or community groups.

Company Stage Manager – Has particular responsability for the comfort & welfare of visiting or resident performers.

Costume Supervisor – Finds, alters and sometimes makes costumes from the designer’s plans.

Sound Designer – Develops the plan for microphones & speakers to create the best effect.

Flyman (not always a man) – Operates the ropes, winches, pulleys etc that raise & lower set pieces onto the stage.

Deputy Stage Manager (DSM) – Runs the show from the book  (the version of the script with all the technical notes on it.)

Development Officer – Raises money towards a poroduction or company from sponsors, charities etc.

Duty Manager – Is the person with responsability for the building and customers (and the cash) during the show.

Chief Executive – Is the top level decision maker of the business side of the company.

MD (Music Director) – Arranges and teaches the music and songs for a show. Makes musical decisions.

Producer – Works out the budget, sorts out the contracts.



Lynn Whitehead

She is a Acting Tutor at the West Suffolk College in Bury St. Edmunds. Lynn studied in Theatre Studies in Stratford East that she choose all of the categories : music, dance, acting and extra courses but she don’t wanted because she was so focused at Production and performing arts. She plays guitarr and some piano. She stop for awhile for her 2 baby. She worked at home and raised her kids till she founds to help students in their educational process (“Theatre in education”) She worked for over 25 years in theatres.


What I learn from Lynn is that is never to late to follow what you like the most. That you problably will have problems but if you like what you want to be we just have to be strong and follow what you choose to be !

19 September 2016


Tim Welton

He is a Driector. Tim studied in Modern Languages at Durham University and RADA. For 15 years he was a professional actor before he became a director with Bill Kenwright. He produce “Blood brothers”, “Cabaret” and others.

What I learn from Tim is that even we choose to follow one career is never to late to change the career (by opportunity or lucky) and keep following what you are in 2 different aspects.

19 September 2016


Danusia Iwaszko

She is a Playwrite (Playwright), she have 58 years old! She studied in RADA. She performed, her first play that she write was when she was in college and ask her if she know to write a kids play and than she starts. What she like the most is to finished one play. Danusia write for over 10 years and don’t does a lot of plays with comedy but she likes comedy. She never thought being a Playwrite. She likes the light and the energie the audience. Danusia wrote for TV but then for Theatre and had 4 plays in London. She likes to say : Breathe, Relax and Go for it ; Thinks take longer than you think.

What I learn from Danusia is that she have that experience in her life who challenge us to have that feeling  doing someting that you like and be pround of !


19 September 2016



Paul Scholfield

He’s a Music director and Tutor ! He worked as a music director, writing, performance and he loves music and music theatre.

What I learn from Paul, is that I’m still learning from him! About he’s passionate for music can encourage us to sing or play a instrument even “I” don’t sing or play a instrument.


20 September 2016


20 September 2016

How to do a Presentation?!

·        Appropriate language ·        Include all info on the slices


·        Speak loudly and clearly ·        Read off the slices
·        Give handouts (say that you have them) ·        Cross arms, fidget
·        Use cards ·        Overbad info
·        Be prepared (practise in

front of people /ask for         feedback)

·        Include irrevelant graphics
·        Research around the subject ·        Don’trush speaking/for take notes
·        Make eye contact with


·        Block the view
·        Make it visually interesting ·        Don’t use slang/colloquialisms
·        Engage audience ·        Turn your back
·        Vary the tone of voice  
·        Be respectfull  


Erica Dupuy

She is a Comedian Stand – up. She studied in Cambridge as a actress. She as “forced” to do Stand-ups and she didn’t have any interest for it. When she found that she’s not bad at all.

What I learn from Erica is that being a comedian is a lot of effort. But if you enjoy it any effort is a blessing.

21 September 2016


The difference between improv and stand-ups ?

Stand-up is more like interact with the audience and work their material. Improv is improvised and made up in the moment.


Scott Graham

Scott is a Artistic Director of National Theatre. He joined drama society at university. He says that it needed to be complete precise to how the choreography is important to the script.

What I learn from Scott is that how your body could be conected and linked to the character. And can communicate with physicality than having to process the spoken word on a theatrical language who is really interesting.


21 September 2016


Rufus Norrish

Rufus is a Artistic Director and Director of the National Theatre. He studied on North Bromsgrove high school and later as a actor at RADA, turning to directing. He won many Awards and before he became a director was rejected for 4 years till we can get a job.

What I learn from Rufus is that he’s a great encourage for all the persons who want to be a performance or a artistic or even a director. Because is a hard job but a respectfull job to. It takes a lot of effort to be who he is and accept all that ups and downs critics !


21 September 2016


Charlotte Bevan

Charlotte is a Casting associate of the National Theatre and she studied at University of Cambridge.

What I learn from her is that a casting associate is a huge responsability job because they spend much of their time identifying actors with the right look that who can fit the roles.

21 September 2016


Ian Cooper

Ian is a Artist designer of the National Theatre.

What I  learn from him his that the artist designer have the important task to architecture a great building, an overall visual concept the stage environment.

21 September 2016


Nina Davis

Nina is a Dresser of the National Theatre. She studied theatre on a University as a performer. She’s a writer and she presentes a radio show on BBC.

What I learn from her that is a job that you have to involve costumes, responsability, differents costumes and how the actor depends the dresser.

21 September 2016


Gemskii (Director and Performer) and Lauren (Technician)

What you need to do a tour !

  • Budget
  • Accomodation
  • Travel / Van
  • Venue Booking
  • Sets, props, costume/ Techical equipment
  • Talent (actors, techies, producer, music director)
  • Marketing (leaflets, paper stuff)/ Photographer, Website
  • Rehealsal space
  • Licencing PRS
  • Director
  • Food


Where the founding ?

  • Sponsorship (brand)
  • Grants – Arts council, lottery
  • Alumni
  • Outside shows
  • W.U.F
  • Busking
  • Crowd fuding
  • Patronge
  • Event
  • Social media
  • Bar


Goldenrules of small scale taining

  • For the love
  • No half measures
  • USP – Diversity /Don’t follow
  • Bullet points for funding
  • Don’t be deluded
  • Prepare for sacrifice / Judge what you had to give up
  • Wear many hats, spin many plates
  • Plates smash, learn from it
  • Always stririe and improve
  • Patrons work your network
  • Believe in yourself
  • Be brave

VAT : Value added tax

What I learn from them is that it is important to know how to build a show and learn from it! Is hard to find founding to create a “idea” into a show but it worth because you do it for your passion to be a actor or a performance.

“Joan, Babs & Shelagh too”

Basically the show talks about the Joan Littlewood and a extraordinary woman who did many theatrical firsts, including Shaskespeare. Gemskii brough to us a excellet show, who especially, I, didn’t know who is Joan and now knowing her because Gemskii (great and amazing performer) show to us the best way to know Joan. How she performe, being joan, babs and shelagh, a narrador and keep interect with the audience was brilliant.


22 September 2016


What is Freelance ?

Freelance is a person who is self-employed sometimes represented by a company or a temporary agency. Like actors, musicians, dancers…


Jobs that performers could have….

Busking Project work Bar work
Children’s parties Avon Starbucks
Casual tech. Body shop Flyering
Music Agency work Delivery (food)
    Waiting at table
    Seasonal wolk


What’s the difference between the first colum to the other ? Because the first colum they are FREELANCE.



VOICE – is creating a variety and styles of voices that actors can perform. For example : adverts, disney characters….


Task : With your group do a voice advert.

My group was : Mia, Jess and Emily

EAST advert

“Serious about a career in performing arts ?!

Acting, dancing, music – JESS

Or maybe your more interested in working behind the scenes

Like lighting, crew and sound tech – EMILY

Then Conservatoire EAST is for you – MARIANA

Beacuse here at Conservatoire EAST your dreams matter – MIA



Birgitta Kenyon

Birgitta is a pianist, a composer, music director, actor musician, a choral director, presenter and composer arranger. She studie in acting and music theatre ate The Hertfordshire Theatre School and Guildford school of Acting. She works with amateurs, people who have parkinson and a choral. For incident she did therapy with prisoners.

She didn’t have a lot of opportunities like we have today…in those times was really difficult to have what we have now (technology, easy access to be succeed).

What I learn with Birgitta is that it doesn’t matter where you came from or if you have money or not but yes if you want to follow your dreams you just have to work really hard to be what/who you want to be !


23 September 2016