800 Young People Attend TheatreCraft 2012 Careers Fair Opened Today by Michael Grandage at the Royal Opera House
ow in its seventh year, TheatreCraft is a fun and unique glimpse into the 'behind the scenes' world of theatre. Participants spent the day exploring topics including producing, stage management, wig-making, lighting, marketing, theatre journalism, sound, directing, costume design, playwriting and designing. They were able to choose from over 60 workshops delivered by skilled theatre professionals, meet more than 40 exhibitors in the bustling marketplace and visit the 'Ask the Experts' zone which offers one-to-one advice sessions with industry experts.
Michael Grandage in an address to participants this morning, said: "If you're interested in a job in theatre it means you're interested in an industry that is constantly morphing, evolving and growing - and that's exciting! All of the stands, workshops and sessions that have been set up as part of this extraordinary day are to help you understand what goes on in this industry so you can make proper choices about the kind of the thing you would like to focus on."
TheatreCraft is organised by Creative and Cultural Skills, Mousetrap Theatre Projects, the Royal Opera House, Society of London Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust.
It is sponsored by PLASA, White Light and Autograph and its media partners are A Younger Theatre, Lighting & Sound International and The Stage.
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