Cherwell Theatre Company (CTC) aims to create an environment where young people can be themselves, make new friends and feel a real sense of value. We work collaboratively, bringing their unique qualities and aspirations to life through inclusive community theatre. Our patron is Sir Trevor Nunn who supports us in the belief that “CTC truly provides access for all regardless of background.”
Since 2004 we have delivered 1,000+ weekly sessions, worked with 25+ community organisations, presented 18 accessible family shows, 3 youth festivals and 3 Theatre in Education plays reaching 100,000+ school children and many site-specific works devised with young people, often in unusual spaces.
We are currently seeking arts practitioners to work with us on delivering a thriving schools and community settings outreach programme in Banbury. We welcome applications from everyone including new and emerging practitioners and those with a more established practice. We work with groups of young people from a range of different backgrounds, cultures and abilities and are looking to have a pool of professionals that reflect this.
We would like to meet professional practitioners with experience of and a passion for working with young people ages 5-25.We are interested in hearing from artists and practitioners of all backgrounds and disciplines, particularly:
· Those who specialise in community and applied theatre, with experience of working with vulnerable groups and using theatre in applied contexts·
· Assistant facilitators
· Theatre makers with devising experience
· Visual artists (any medium, including digital, graphic designers)
· Movement specialists and choreographers
· Creative writing/Performance Poet
We are also interested in meeting with experienced production managers with a broad technical skill set and set and costume designers with a view to working on theatre productions. Artists and practitioners must live relatively locally and be prepared to work regularly in Banbury. Rates of pay are in line with ITC/Equity rates.
If you are interested in applying, please send a brief cover letter of no more than 1 page to Nicki Stevenson, Outreach Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by mid-day November 26th with the subject heading ‘Outreach Practitioner Call Out'.
We'd like to know about your artistic specialism and interests, experience of working with young people and specific outreach projects, if relevant. We’d also like to hear about your particular interest in working with the company.
More information on CTC can be found at: cherwelltheatrecompany.co.uk. Interviews will be held over Zoom in December with CTC staff and members of our youth steering board.
Thanks for your interest, and if you have any questions about the project, please email us.