In a recent article for The Stage on advice to performers and creatives I wrote that you should “Share your learning with others. Support your peers. Open your books and share data.” I also suggested that “tea fuels theatre” (it really does), which is why I’m combining the two and offering some time for informal ‘advice sessions’ during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe over a cup of tea.
In the last six years of working in the industry I’ve benefitted from having time to air my thoughts, be challenged or just gain some solid advice. I want to give some of that back – or at least create a space for thoughts to be pondered – by making time in the hectic world of the Fringe. You want to chat? Want advice, or to rant or want me to help staple some flyers? Sure thing. I’m making a commitment to meet with anyone who wants someone to talk to about their work in theatre over a nice cuppa.
You might be:
– An emerging theatre company
– An independant producer
– A performer
– Venue staff
– Anyone involved in theatre somehow
Topics you may want to discuss:
– Company or Career Development
– Funding and Funding Applications
– Marketing and Press
– Advice on surviving the Fringe
When this might happen:
– Between 5 – 26 August
– Mornings between 10am-12noon
– Or basically anytime we all have free
How this will happen:
– Drop me an email on hello[at]jakeorr.co.uk with the Subject line as TEA PLEASE.
– Tweet me at @jakeyoh
– Spot my face during the Fringe.
To be honest, the Fringe offers the perfect opportunity to network and voice ideas to an industry that camps for 3 weeks in the city. You’ll be hard pushed to not bump into people you know or recognise or want to talk to. Just as much as I’m looking forward to meeting so many familiar faces I’m always wanting to exchange ideas and moments with those I don’t know yet.
So if you’re keen, get in touch.
Photo by Louis de Mont via Creative Commons licence.