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Are you an indie artist who finds it hard to get those projects or ideas out of your head and onto a platform? This could be just what you need!
Catnip Productions and Actors Centre Australia are very proud to announce the launch of a new workshop series specifically targeted towards independent producers and emerging artists keen to get their work up, in front of audiences and into long term opportunities.
We want to support the ecosystem of our industry by strengthening the independents, and allowing for more opportunities for them to practice their craft and be seen by the right people.
Hosted by Executive Producer of Catnip productions, Cat Dibley brings with her over 10 years’ worth of experience in theatre nationally and internationally. Catnip Productions has received nominations for Sydney Theatre Awards, worked at leading theatre companies in Australia and overseas, and with some of Broadways biggest literary agents.
ABOUT THE COURSE:
The role of a Producer is a vital one, but what do they actually do and how? How do I get my work up and seen by the right people? And once I've done that, how do I move it on to bigger and better things? Cat Dibley, Executive Producer of Catnip Productions, has developed this workshop series specifically for independent producers and artists seeking to bring their work to life. The course demystifies the process of producing covering a range of topics including: fundraising, venues, rights, contracts, marketing, production, and touring. If you're ready to take control of the presentation of your work, learn the tricks of the trade and turn your passion in to a business, the Producing Essentials course could be just the thing you need.
DATES: Mondays 7 - 9pm, 10th October - 14th November 2016
VENUE: Actors Centre Australia, Italian Forum Cultural Centre
23 Norton Street, Leichhardt, NSW 2040
TUTOR: Cat Dibley, Executive Producer of Catnip Productions
WHAT the experts SAY
— Anthony Skuse, Director
"Cat is a terrific producer: she's clear, determined and resourceful. Best of all she loves the art form and that's evident from the care she brings to each project and the pleasure she takes in making stuff happen. I couldn't recommend her highly enough."
Full production credits seen in the video:
ANIMAL PEOPLE produced by Cat Dibley for Rock Surfers Theatre Company
4000 MILES produced by Catnip and MopHead Productions - Photography by Gez Xavier Mansfield
PUNK ROCK produced by Cat Dibley for pantsguys Productions - Photography by Gez Xavier Mansfield
THE WAY THINGS WORK produced by Cat Dibley for Rock Surfers Theatre Company
SONGS FOR THE FALLEN associate produced by Cat Dibley at time of production for Michael Sieders presents. Production is now produced by Critical Stages and Shane Anthony - Photography by Louis Dillon-Savage
A RIFF ON KEEF: THE HUMAN MYTH produced by Cat Dibley, Fiona Boidi and Lucinda Gleeson for Ocelot Productions and Griffin Independent - Photography by Ross Waldron
PLATONOV produced by Catnip and MopHead Productions - Photography by Matthew Neville
"This course is a fantastic doorway into the world of production. The amount of information, which is a lot, is easy to grasp for the beginner. I look forward to going deeper in to learning the ins and outs of the trade." - Nikolai
"Cat's engagement with each student was fantastic. I felt she catered to everyone and kept a fully engaged room. Thank you so much!" - Bec
"The things I enjoyed most were the presenter, the interactivity, the focus on answering questions specific to students own productions." - Anon
"This has a great overview of the production process with down to earth, practical advice grounded in real world examples. This was extremely useful, I have been very happy with the course." - Katie
"The huge amount of information handed over by Cat makes you feel like you're not walking in to the dark on your first show. Cat is a great presented who informs in an engaging and encouraging manner." - Chris
"Cat did a brilliant job of navigating all the necessary facets of what it takes to be a producer. And taught us in a way that emphasises practicality and creativity" - Leila