English Touring Theatre and Stage One, a charity dedicated to supporting the next generation of theatre producers, today announce a new scheme that will see an aspiring producer join English Touring Theatre for an 18 month producing placement.  The successful candidate will work with the senior management and will play an important role within English Touring Theatre’s touring operation and the day-to-day running of the organisation.  The application process begins on Tuesday 8 February with a deadline of Tuesday 1 March.  For more information and how to apply please visit Stage One’s website.

Rachel Tackley, Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre, said today, “I was a participant in a Stage One Producer Workshop longer ago than I care to admit and have since found it enormously useful. I’m thrilled that together Stage One and English Touring Theatre are investing in the next generation of exciting theatre producers. The next 18 months will be an immensely busy time for ETT; producing 3 world premieres and 4 major revivals. During their residency our trainee producer will collaborate with some of the best theatres in the country and will produce work in London and across the UK. What’s not to love?”

And Joe Smith, Chief Executive of Stage One, said, “We are delighted to be working with English Touring Theatre and creating a new producer placement for an aspiring commercial producer.  ETT have always supported the work that Stage One do and are an organisation that has strong ties with the commercial theatre sector.  It will be a fantastic opportunity for an up and coming producer to learn the ropes alongside the management team at ETT. The placement offers a unique opportunity for Stage One to identify and support the most ambitious and promising producers by offering them hands-on training in all aspects of production within this dynamic organisation.”

The trainee producer will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects including No. 1 Tours, the commissioning and workshopping of new plays, the development of commercial productions both for tour and the West End, along with the programming of future projects for ETT.  It requires a person with the ability to pick up, switch between and respond quickly to rapidly changing priorities across all productions.