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MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS/SOCIAL MEDIA HEAD

Freelance / Starting 1 day a week / Cloud-based working, 

The Maverick Academy is part of the award winning, not-for-profit charity the Maverick Theatre Company. Launched in 1994 on a council estate in Birmingham, Maverick is dedicated to increasing access to the arts - particularly theatre. The company has disrupted many theatrical conventions and in October 2020 launched the world’s first Diploma in Creative Producing - offering MA level tuition in an accessible, part time, 16 week course. For more information on the course, please see www.TheatreProducerTraining.com 

Thanks to a donation from a supporter, Maverick now seeks to engage a freelance practitioner to undertake Marketing, Communications and Social media and to raise awareness of the programmes across the UK and internationally; to build connections with wider networks, and, especially, to focus on those who may not feel included in pathways to producing theatre, events and a creative business.

We seek a self-motivated individual who, on their own initiative, will initiate and find new unexpected routes. This could be ideal for a return-to-worker or someone unexpectedly available because of circumstances. You will have ambitions for your future in the creative industries and find Maverick supportive of your creative plans.

The interconnected projects needing marketing are:

a) Attract recruits/interest for the Diploma in Creative Producing (DipCP) starting April 2021 and November 2021

b) Build awareness of Maverick Theatre and the Academy with networks, attracting diverse engagement in the UK and internationally.

c) Promote a new Diploma programme starting later 2021 (more info at interview)

d) Launch internationally a programme of masterclasses and events.


The Detail: Initially 1 day per week, £120 per day, for 3 months with the intention to continue. You work from your home/base. Chosen day to suit. Weekly check in meetings (Zoom) with Maverick and opportunity to attend some Diploma and other events such as Creative Producers Club.

How to Apply: Send to freelance@mavericktheatre.co.uk marked Mktg & Comms Application in the title...

1)  A CV (2 pages maximum, please) 

2)  A covering letter (max 2 pages please) highlighting things we should know about you and your ambitions. It should reflect what you have seen on the www.MaverickTheatreCompany.com pages and answer two questions: What can you offer us? - and - What do you need for your own career which you think this opportunity may offer?

Deadline 5pm Sat 20th August, 2021. Interviews w/c 29th August, to start ASAP.

The work involves planning a social media campaign, writing press releases and emails, sending out information, talking to people by zoom or phone, keeping clear records using Excel.  It will not suit someone for whom these communication tools are a challenge. A good standard of written English is an advantage.

Actor/writer/Presenter needed for the London Literary Pub Crawl.

Our successful three-hour tour of the Pubs and haunts of famous writers in Soho and Fitzrovia goes out every Saturday at 5pm and often in the week.  We are looking for one or two actors and/or writers who can entertain and host our audiences, who tend to be more interested in the literature than the booze!  Although there is a script to learn and follow, much of the attraction of our offering is that it is hosted by artists who have an affinity with the lives and conditions of the writers we include. For details of the tour see www.LondonLiteraryPubCrawl.com 

Fee: £40 per 3 hour show.  £50 for parties of more than 10.

Casting: Open. Any age, any gender. But must be personable, able to recite poetry and learn a script and chiefly be a good, friendly host.

Written and directed by Nick Hennegan.  Associate director Katie Merritt.

Applications:  CV, and letter of experience and why you'd fit,  to casting@mavericktheatre.co.uk 


ACTORS NEEDED - EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2019.  NOW CLOSED

After the success last year of Nick Hennegan's Shakespeare adaptations, we are returning to the Edinburgh festival fringe with two new productions in Rep once again, at the prestigious Assembly Blue Room in George Square. 

We need four actors, 2 male and 2 female, to multi-role all the parts in P.A.L.S. - a tragi-comedy about four kids growing up in Birmingham and a new, street, feminist-leaning version of Romeo and Juliet. Both productions are 60 mins. 

Actors must be good at accents and physical theatre. 

Playing age under 30. 

The successful actors will be given first refusal of a planned national tour post-Edinburgh. 

CRUCIAL DATES. Initial auditions Monday 20th May AND Weds 29th May,  12-6pm in Fitzrovia, London W1. 

One day or evening first rehearsal (to read through, allocate parts and distribute scripts) on Monday 10th June. 

Rehearsals in London - 1st - 30th July. 

Edinburgh - PALS preview 1st August - Romeo and Juliet 2nd August. One day off. Final performance 25 August. 


THE PACKAGE £2,000, paid in 4 instalments, PLUS accommodation in Edinburgh (own room, ensuite accommodation). 

The team;  Writer and director; Nick Hennegan 

Movement director; Katie Merritt 

LINKS... 

P.A.L.S. https://www.assemblyfestival.com/whats-on/pals 

Romeo and Juliet https://www.assemblyfestival.com/whats-on/romeo-juliet

Please send Details to casting@mavericktheatre.co.uk

Thanks very much.

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