“Every so often there is a piece that touches the soul. SOLD is one such show” Music Theatre Review & Winner: Best Ensemble Music Theatre Award Edfringe 2019.
Kuumba Nia Arts (KNA) are looking for a Production Manager for the 2021 tour of its award winning show SOLD which tells the story of Mary Prince. 'A forgotten story giving one woman’s first-hand account of brutality at the height of the slave trade. Powerful and entertaining, this true story is told with traditional African Griot storytelling fused with theatre, singing, music, poetry, drumming and dance. “To be free is very sweet”'
“SOLD is a thrilling and unimaginably skillful blend of storytelling, song, drumming and dance. Immensely powerful and artistically vibrant! A must see!” Ask the Ushers 2020
Winner –Show of the Week: Week 1 Vault Fringe 2020
Kuumba Nia Arts are a Black-led theatre company based in Oxford who share and celebrate African and Caribbean heritage, culture experience and stories whilst developing a Black Theatre Arts aesthetics. As a company, KNA use a collective model, where the ideas, input and creativity of all shape each piece of work, and rates of pay are equitable, based on Independent Theatre Council (ITC) rates. We looking for someone to join our team of creatives, contributing their knowledge and experience to both the current work and the development of the company’s aesthetics and potential future projects. We welcome applicants form African and Caribbean Heritage and diaspora.
Kuumba Nia Arts are Artists-in-Residence as part of the Oxford Playhouse EVOLVE scheme and were the recipient of The North Wall Arts Centre & Oxfordshire Theatre Makers 2019 PROPELLER programme.
We are excited to be taking SOLD to a number of festivals during the summer, including The Bermuda Festival (Bermuda) and The Nne Agwu Storytelling Festival (Dorset). We are awaiting confirmation on the Migration Festival (Sheffield), WOMAD (Berkshire) and the Chicago International Physical Theatre Festival (Chicago) – who of which cancelled this year due to covid and are rescheduling for summer 2021. The tour shall also include a mixture of rural touring venues, smalls scale venues, museums and schools.
Tasks include: As you’ve probably gathered, we are interested in an all-rounder and someone who is not just a technician or Production Manager. The following is not exhaustive and we try to make use of company members skills, experience, knowledge and interests in trying new things and developing their skills-set.
Dates: We initially would like 2 weeks in the Spring for you to learn the show and then we have staggered performances across the summer and Autumn. The equivalent of between 7 – 12 weeks work with first confirmed touring date starting 23rd April with a trip to Bermuda.
Funding & Contract: Funding is already in place for the spring engagement and the tour to Bermuda. We are fundraising and will be making an ACE application in the new year. A freelance contract will be offered in installments based around funding secured.
Next steps: We'd love to hear from you by the 25th January and, if shortlisted, meet with you digitally from 28thJanuary. To apply, please send us your CV and a covering letter outlining your experience and interest in the post. Please provide the name of a referee for references. We look forward to hearing from you.
For informal conversation please contact: Amantha Edmead – firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications extended: 25th January 10am 2021 to email@example.com