Professional Opportunities

Terra Nova Productions works in Northern Ireland and around the world.  

Currently we working to create a large-scale intercultural Shakespeare in Ards and North Down. Our Midsummer Night’s Dream will employ 35 professionals and has places for 150 emerging artists and community participants working on everything from dance to front of house. If you want to take part as a community participant go to our DREAM page to sign up.

Associate Director

Artistic Director Andrea Montgomery is taking both community and professional acting rehearsals on the DREAM, and due to the huge volume of community actors interested in participating, she is now seeking a freelance Associate Director to assist her on community rehearsal in Feb & March. The bulk of work will take place on Sunday afternoons/evenings, four hours per week, and pays £25 per hour, or £800 for the eight weeks. Furthermore, professional rehearsals begin on April 1st (!) and the freelance Associate Director will be invited to cover a minimum of 16 hours at £25 per hour (likely at weekends, probably Sunday) helping to integrate the community and professional teams within this period.

To apply to be Freelance Associate Director please send your CV and a note briefly (bullet points are fine!) drawing Andrea’s attention to your preferred way of working on Shakespeare, your experience of community directing, especially Shakespeare, and any intercultural experience you may have in this or other contexts to: by 10 am on 22nd January.

The Project

The project is funded through EU PEACE IV, with a strong anti-sectarian and anti racism underpinning.  It will see 35 professionals from around the globe joined by 150 community participants working on everything from dance, martial arts, BMX, skate boarding, choir, band, set, costume, hair, make-up and more. 

It is supported through 96 workshops reaching out to 650 people. Community rehearsal begins on the afternoon Sunday Feb 3 and runs for a minimum of 8 weeks. Professional rehearsals will begin in April 2019, running for 4 weeks, with at least one day per week to include rehearsal with the community.

This is a project supported by the European Union’s PEACE Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

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