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Part time job in Sanctuary Arts

An organized and reliable person needed to be Audience Development and Outreach Coordinator on Nine Lives by Zodwa Nyoni, performed by Lladel Bryant produced by Leeds Studio. Production will be touring to 18 venues between 21 June 2015 and 30 January 2016

Job includes:

  • Coordinating and managing Audience Development and Outreach work in line with Audience Development Plan
  • Liaising with venues, refugee and LGBT groups
  • Liaising with the company
  • Contacting and liaising with schools and colleges
  • Managing £5000 budget
  • Setting up events, workshops and discussions
  • Occasionally running events and workshops
  • Capturing information on participation numbers and reactions

Ideal person would have at least 2 years’ experience in audience development and/or outreach, be calm and methodical with good knowledge of standard Office applications; experience of working with Refugees and/or LGBT groups desirable but not essential.

Fee: £3000 for approx. 30 days work between June 2015 and January 2016.

Freelance contract working from home with some travel involved.  Expenses reimbursed.

Contact Alex Chisholm on [email protected] or 07770405627 as soon as possible and no later than 1 June 2015.

Nine Lives

Written by Zodwa Nyoni

Performed by Lladel Bryant

Directed by Alex Chisholm

Presented by Leeds Studio in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse

Fleeing from his home where a fresh wave of homophobia threatens his life, Ishmael has sought sanctuary in the UK.  Dispersed to Leeds, Ishmael waits to hear his fate, he waits for a new life to begin amongst strangers.  But not everyone is bad… can he find a place to call home again?

Some of us wanted to stop being afraid.

Some of us wanted to find ourselves.

Some of us wanted to belong.

Zodwa Nyoni (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Channel 4 Writer in Residence 2014) threads together humour and humanity to tell the real personal story behind asylum headlines.

‘the wit of the writing and lightness of the playing style gives the play its depth’ The Herald.

“Nine Lives sheds some light on the reality of being an asylum seeker in modern Britain. Turns out it isn’t huge flat screen TVs and cooking the Queen’s swans. Who knew? ”

Nick Ahad, The Yorkshire Post

“ a cracking piece of theatre that offers a glimpse into an issue that’s present in the country and around the world today.”

Adam Bruce, A Younger Theatre