Independent Theatre Artists – join me in Scotland!

Me listening intently

Are you working in the UK as a director, actor, playwright or theatremaker? Are you an independent producer or running a theatre company without core funding? Would you like to share your thoughts and experiences to help with research?

Yes? Contact me now to attend one of these discussions. Email:

My journey continues in researching the role of independent artists in policymaking and leadership in the funded theatre sector in the UK. My travels and conversations have covered Belfast, Cardiff, Bristol with countless Skype interviews in between. And from 23 – 25 October I will be in Scotland.

The thoughts and experiences of independent artists are bringing huge insight to this work and the more varied and diverse the better. To join in, please sign up to come to a relaxed and informal discussion session. We know many people take on multiple roles so please choose the one that is the closest/best fit to how you see yourself or the time that works best for you.

Monday 23 October 2017: The Lyceum, Edinburgh (with help from Red Bridge ArtsLyceum

10.30am – 12pm – Directors/Auteurs

1.30pm – 3pm  – Actors/Theatremakers

A small session is also being arranged in Edinburgh for Independent & Freelance Producers (sometime around 5pm). Please get in touch if you are interested in attending.



Tuesday 24 October 2017: Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, 350 Sauciehall St, Glasgow

12.00 – 1.30pm – Playwrights


NTSTuesday 24 October 2017:              National Theatre Scotland, Rockvilla, Glasgow

5.00 – 6.30pm – Directors/Auteurs

*** Another session scheduled for 25 Oct will not go ahead. Apologies for any inconvenience ***


All sessions are confidential and can accommodate a maximum of 6 people. More information on consent and how information will be used will be provided. To book a place or get more information, please contact researcher Ali FitzGibbon

Every effort to accommodate all needs and abilities will be made, please just ask. While childcare can’t be offered, sessions are timed to offer at least one session during school time in each city and babies are welcome.

A final series of discussions will be held in Birmingham later in autumn – Watch this space for details.

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