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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Job Opportunity - The Hive - Writer/Director

21ST January 2013


 Writer/Director needed.

An experienced Writer/Director is required to work alongside Steve Wilson on  the above project which is taking place at The Hive in July 2013.

Kays at The Hive will be a one day event which will celebrate and look back at the history of one of the most famous employers in Worcester.

Kay & Co Ltd was one of Worcester’s largest and best known companies, answering the nation’s shopping needs for more than 100 years. Their mail-order catalogues were extremely popular, containing contemporary fashions, household items and luxuries.

Kays at The Hive will include the following:

  • Talks about the history of Kays including a proposed tour of the sites in Worcester.

  • A new play using as inspiration stories of those who worked at Kays

  • A fashion show including a cat walk.

  • A silent disco with music from the 1950's, 1970's and 1990's

The event will take place on Saturday 20th July 2013.

Your role will be to co-write and direct with the Project Manager, Steve Wilson to write and direct the play which will last approximately 1 Hour. This will include undertaking research into Kays and finding out stories from those who worked there. A wide array of material is available.
Your role will be too:

  • Write and direct the play

  • Audition and cast two professional actors

  • Work with a cast of amateur actors

  • Attend steering group meetings

You need to have the following skills.

·         An experience of writing plays to a deadline

·         An experience of directing plays

·         Some experience of writing plays based on social history

Please send a letter by e-mail of no more than two sides of A4 plus your CV and a sample of your work to Steve Wilson to swilson@worcestershire.gov.uk as to why you are interested by Thursday 7th February 2013.

The fee for the work is £3.000.

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