Director’s call to arts community

Sarah Brigham, Derby Theatre
Sarah Brigham, Derby Theatre

Derby Theatre’s new artistic director Sarah Brigham has described one of her priorities as getting to know as many locally-based professional artists and creative people as possible.

Derby Theatre already has good, strong links with locally-based professional artists, creatives and arts organisations but Sarah Brigham is keen that no one ‘slips through the net’ and that the local arts community is kept in the loop with opportunities and resources that might be available to them, including casting, arts-related discussions, professional development, partnerships and networking.

Sarah Brigham said: “For me, a local theatre should be a place where local artists feel at home. It seems to make sense that one of the first things I should do is to get to know who lives within a stone’s throw of the theatre and works in theatre.

“I’d like Derby Theatre to build a strong database of local artists; so I’m inviting actors, composers, directors, designers, playwrights, theatre companies and anyone else who works in professional theatre, and is based in the East Midlands, to get in touch. Please send us your CV and/or company profile so that we are aware of your portfolio and can consider you for future opportunities.”

In the forthcoming season Derby Theatre is also planning on offering networking sessions for artists and

professional development opportunities.

If you work in professional theatre, and are based in the East Midlands area, please send your CV and/or profile to (for professional actors/actresses) or (for professional designers, composers, playwrights, theatre companies etc)