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Esteemed theatre director Indhu Rubasingham to open Theatrecraft 2015 celebrating its 10th event for young people

Esteemed theatre director Indhu Rubasingham to open Theatrecraft 2015 celebrating its 10th event for young people

TheatreCraft has announced Tricycle Theatre’s artistic director Indhu Rubasingham as the TheatreCraft 2015 Ambassador. Rubasingham will deliver the welcome speech and open the event on Friday 20th November at the Royal Opera House.

TheatreCraft is free for anyone aged 16 to 25 looking for a non-performance career in theatre. From directing to stage management, producing to marketing, lighting to design, TheatreCraft is the only place to be for a fun and unique glimpse into the behind the scenes world of theatre.

Attendees on the day can take part in workshops led by theatre professionals, explore the vibrant marketplace of exhibiting theatres and organisations, join in at the Ask the Experts zone for one-to-one advice and interact with peers in the networking hubs. Last year more than 1,200 people attended TheatreCraft.

Commenting on this year’s event, TheatreCraft 2015 Ambassador Indhu Rubasingham said: “This is a great opportunity for young people to realise that if you have a passion for theatre and don’t want to act, there are many, many creative ways to be part of this exciting industry.  That was my journey, falling in love with theatre, but not knowing where I could fit in.  I wish Theatrecraft had been around when I was a young person. 

“I am really happy to be part of Theatrecraft – this brilliant resource is free to all, providing access and opportunity for everyone to the pivotal roles within our industry.”

Arnold M. Crook, Theatre Royal Haymarket masterclass trust chairman, added: “Since its inception at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2003, TheatreCraft has been helping young professionals discover new routes into theatre and continues to help supply the industry with enthused behind-the-scenes talent.  Ten inspirational events later and we are just as enthusiastic about our vision of supporting the development of aspiring theatre makers from all walks of life. They are the future of our industry; we owe it to them to offer our services where and whenever we can.”

Jamie Simmons, past TheatreCraft attendee, stated: “TheatreCraft is so important for young, emerging professionals because it really gives you access to theatre experts; all in one place, all in one day. You can go round the marketplace and talk to different types of people from all areas of the industry. You can either pinpoint exactly who you want to talk to or, you can do the opposite, and talk to everybody and use the day as a fantastic networking opportunity.”

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Esteemed theatre director Indhu Rubasingham to open Theatrecraft 2015 celebrating its 10th event for young peopleEsteemed theatre director Indhu Rubasingham to open Theatrecraft 2015 celebrating its 10th event for young people

1st October 2015

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