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Industry Mapping and Business Support for Freelance Directors

Young vic

Industry Mapping and Business Support for Freelance Directors

Thursday 6 August

5.30pm – 7.30pm


The theatre industry - along with dance, music and live events - is in an unprecedented moment of uncertainty and change, because of the challenges posed by Covid-19.


Join freelance director Jo Tyabji for a careful, honest and tender session in which the group will:


  • pool knowledge and understanding of the industry to assess how it is changing, where opportunities are contracting, and where there may be opportunities for growth (like outdoor performances, radio, interactive work)
  • audit skills, share assets and create actions that will allow artists to turn towards where there is opportunity, both within the industry and looking beyond it
  • deepen understanding of the business model theatre operates on in a business as usual scenario, and innovate business models that freelance theatre directors could shift towards


This is a chance to see yourself as the instigator of work; in a supportive space to think about opportunities that reframe how you engage as an artist with the wider industry.   


Please confirm you are attending this session by clicking the sign-up button above.


Please let us know your access requirements when signing up. Closed captioning is available for all our Zoom workshops and details on how to use this will be provided on the day. 


This session will be recorded and made available afterwards for anyone who cannot make it.


Zoom details will be emailed the day before the session.


Jo Tyabji directs new writing, devised work and plays across form and genre. She also create and perform solo work using drag and lip sync.  Work includes as a creator/performer Motherland, CPT and touring, 2019; as a DIRECTOR My Name Is My Own, Southbank Centre, 2019, Surge, The Albany, 2019, What’s Far Is Near, Southbank Centre, 2019; as a STAFF DIRECTOR Julie, National Theatre, 2018; and


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, The Way of The World, Donmar Warehouse, 2018


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