Hi everyone! My name is Zoe, and I am a theatre and marketing professional living in North London. I started my theatre career at fifteen as a member of the Young People’s Theatre Backstage in Bath (now Theatre Royal Bath Theatre School) – my first show was a production of Phillip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’, which was quite the introduction to backstage theatre work at four hours long, spanning across two shows. While part of the Young People’s Theatre, I undertook a range of backstage theatre roles on different shows, and found a love for stage management. I went on to study Stage Management at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating in 2013. During my studies, I worked on a number of in-house productions, as well as undertaking work placements at the Young Vic and National Theatre.
After completing my degree, I found I was unhappy with the stage management work I was being offered, and moved back to Somerset to reconnect with my values. In line with desire to support and help others, I began work as a Support Worker for the Royal Mencap Society, later taking on a role with the Scout Association as a Development Intern. I began to consider how theatre could be used to support others, and with this in mind went on to study an MA in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating in 2017.
During my studies, I began first volunteering and then working for the marketing department at Wac Arts, a performing arts and media charity in Belsize Park providing training to young people aged 5 – 25. Through this role, I have developed my digital marketing skills, specialising particularly in social media strategy and management. Utilising my drama facilitation skills developed during my MA, I also work with their Disability and Inclusion programmes, supporting their students and leading them in activities.
Now working freelance, I am looking for opportunities in stage management, drama facilitation and digital marketing. I am particularly interested in hearing from you if you need someone who holds this unique collection of skills!