A lot of the work I’ve done has included mentoring, both formal & informal. From 2008-10 I was employed by Central School of Speech & Drama as the mentor on their Graduate Theatre Company Scheme and acted as mentor to five companies. At CPT I had informal mentoring relationships with lots of companies, and set up the Starting Blocks programme. At National Theatre Wales I looked after the WalesLab participants as well as all the Emerging Directors, and was a Mentor for Wide Awake Devon‘s Associate Producer Scheme.
Mentoring can take many forms, from someone to chat to when you can’t see the wood for the trees, to help with a specific problem, such as tour booking or funding applications, or it can involve coming in to the rehearsal room as an outside eye and providing dramaturgical support.
If you’re interested in mentoring please do get in touch and we can arrange to meet or Skype and see whether there’s something we both feel I can help you with.
PS if you’re already worrying about fees don’t, mentoring can usually be built into funding applications.