Zoom Q&As with the Middle Child team and artists

We may not be able to create theatre in-person at the moment, but we are able to continue to support artists over the internet, so are pleased to announce a small series of open floor Q&As throughout April.

The following sessions will take place on Zoom, featuring Middle Child staff and artists we were due to work with this month. All sessions are free, but we would appreciate any donations, no matter how small, to our Hull Artists Coronavirus Fund.

To use Zoom you will need a laptop or mobile phone with a microphone and webcam, plus the Zoom app, but you do not need an account. You can then join a meeting using the meeting ID and password for each Q&A, listed below.

Running a Theatre Company

Thu 9 April, 2.30-3.30pm

So, how do you run a theatre company? From starting as a group of graduates to managing an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, with the Middle Child core team:

Paul Smith – Artistic director
Rozzy Knox – Executive director (maternity cover)
Jamie Potter – Audience development manager
Emily Anderton – General and production manager

Meeting ID: 150 821 313
Password: 097217

Update: please note the meeting IDs and passwords below have all changed as of Tuesday 14 April.

Being an Actor

Wed 15 April, 2.30-3.30pm

How do you prepare for rehearsals? Should you have an agent? What’s the best route for training? Any questions asked, to a cast of actors with varied experience and backgrounds.

Meeting ID: 824-3530-9585
Password: 751846

Page to Stage

Thu 16 April, 2.30-3.30pm

How do you bring a script to life? This AMA is a chance to ask about any part of the creative process, from dramaturgy to choreography and directing to design and stage management, with:

Paul Smith – Director
Maureen Lennon – Writer and associate director
Bethany Wells – Designer
Danni Harris – Deputy stage manager
Tor Copeland – Stage manager
Ryan Harston – Choreographer and movement director

Meeting ID: 873-2303-6572
Password: 621393

Sound and Music

Thu 30 Apr, 2.30-3.30pm

What goes into creating music and designing sound for theatre? With:

James Frewer – Composer and musical director
Beats Bus – Composers and performers
Owen Crouch – Sound designer

Meeting ID: 834-6837-3973
Password: 400972

Introduction to Theatre Marketing

Fri 17 April, 2-4pm

A quickstart guide to promoting your work, from defining your target audience and developing your brand, to creating content and approaching the press, with audience development manager, Jamie Potter.

This session is aimed at Hull-based companies and individuals who find themselves tasked with reaching an audience, but who don’t have a background in marketing or PR.

Book via Eventbrite.

Coming soon…

We will also be running a separate online workshop on theatre photography, date to be confirmed. Follow us on Twitter or sign up to our artist development mailing list to stay up-to-date.