The Stage One Producer Placements offer unique hands-on training and development opportunities within established producing companies for outstanding entrepreneurial individuals.
We believe that being within a dynamic and successful company is the most important experience emerging producers need in order to hone their skills, and in the past have placed trainee producers in companies such as Sonia Friedman Productions, Headlong, Playful Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group.
In 2017, we've funded 6 commercial placements and 4 regional placements. Each role requires the candidates to have at least 1-2 years’ experience as a (fringe/small scale) producer and be able to demonstrate a dedication to a career as an independent commercial theatre producer.
LONDON COMMERICAL PLACEMENT
This unique placement aims to identify, develop and support the most ambitious and promising emerging producers by providing them with hands-on training in the West End. The placements are involved in all aspects of production and ideally will work on two or more shows opening in the West End or going out on tour.
Host organisations will expose placements to high quality, potentially commercial work and allow them to develop the commercial aspirations of the organisation through co-productions, touring and/or transfers. The placement will develop the trainee producer's knowledge through hands-on experience and increase their commerical contacts within the industry. The subsidised houses we work with will be more ambitious in their plans to exploit more of their work and ALL will acknowledged the importance of the Placements, in supporting this cultural change.The appointed producers will also receive an additional bursary to allow them to travel to and from London to take part in additional mentoring and training provided by Stage One.
Previous hosts have been as follows:
2013 –Sheffield Theatre, Manchester International Festival & The Curve
2014 – Mercury Theatre & Nuffield Theatre
2015 – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Lyric Theatre Belfast & Theatr Clwyd
2016 – Citizens Theatre, Birmingham Rep, Bristol Old Vic & Watford Palace Theatre