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Your chance to be in the room where it happens with creative producers of theatre

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So many amazing inspiring potential entrepreneurs have been in the room at Chris Grady’s workshops, networks and CGO Institute events, but now I want to look out for a much broader ‘audience’ of people who have never come across one of my workshops or networks

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Finding inspiration at the National Student Drama Festival

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What do the Addams Family, Toyland murders, verbatim theatre on child pornography, fast turnaround arts journalism, and a three-hour course of creative producing have in common? The answer is Scarborough and the National Student Drama Festival. For the second year I was invited by Mountview to spend a day at the festival, meeting the next generation of theatremakers, and seeing some shows. It is inspiring, and I felt sad leaving so many shows and discussions unseen/unheard, as I return to my producing cohort in Wood Green.

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Creative Producing – tautology and balancing act

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An update from my last blog as promised…. After a provocative discussion with writers, producers and directors yesterday at Mountview, joined by the eminent David Glass, I am more convinced than ever of the need to continue with the rather , some would say unnecessary, tautological name for our Mountview course – the MA in Creative Producing. The gathering came at our invitation following a heated but respectful debate on Facebook between, creative produce, Daisy Hale and director David on the state of the world and the role of the producer.

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Has theatre changed since the 1960s? Creating, producing and “shipping it out”

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Rather a busy theatre going week last week with The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist at Bussey Building in Peckham,  as part of Townsend Productions two play residency + a post show inspirational session from the author Stephen Lowe; First Lady Suite by Michael John LaChuisa given a stylish new production by Matt Ryan, Lee Newby and […]

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23 New Creative Theatre Producers in one room

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My third blog from The National Student Drama Festival – this time cheering the role of Creative Producers, the lovely opportunity to make connections, and the rather unexpected claim from one panelist that there were no such thing as producers in his day of early creating theatre (the mid 90s), and that we were in […]