This week’s newsletter includes the results from our first GM of the season and an open proposal form to take a show to Nottingham’s Student Fringe Festival. We also have some exciting backstage opportunities for this year’s Fringe!
If you have any questions about anything in this newsletter, please don’t hesitate to reply to this email or to reach out to us on Facebook.
Emily & Freya (EUTC Co-Presidents)
On Wednesday 12th April we hosted the first General Meeting of this theatre season. We had so many great proposals, thank you all of those who proposed their wonderful shows to the company.
The results from the GM are as follows:
Supplementary - Taking a Show to Nottingham’s STuFF
Welcome Week (w/c 11th Sep) - Welcome Week Team 2k23
Freshers’ Plays (w/c 25th Sep) - Freshers’ Plays 2k23
Improv Slot (every Friday Night) - The Improverts
Week 3 Teatime (w/c 2nd Oct) - Memento Mori
Week 4 Mainterm (w/c 9th Oct) - Albion
Week 6 Mainterm (w/c 23rd Oct) - Guards! Guards!
To find out more about these shows, you can read about them via this link:
The EUTC are taking a show to the Student Fringe Festival (StuFF) in Nottingham on 10 and 11 June. More information on the festival can be found here: https://newtheatre.org.uk/stuff/
Propose here: https://bedlamtheatre.co.uk/…/propo…/calls/291/proposals
The proposal form closes tonight (17/04/2023) at 18:00 so be sure to fill it out if you’re interested!!
Since the show takes place at a festival this means tech, set and, props will have to be quite minimal, with only 45 minutes for get-in and 15 for get-out, with a maximum show length of 60 minutes.
We welcome proposals of all kinds, as long as it’s Edinburgh based. Maybe you want to preview your Fringe show (regardless of the society), maybe you want to do a plan not during termtime, maybe you want to revive a play you already did this year.
Once proposals close, there will be an online vote open for 24 hours to determine the winning proposal. Transport will have to be arranged by the successful team, but accommodation will be provided by Nottingham.
If you have any questions about proposing for StuFF, please get in touch with Mick Zijdel.
Salome, directed by Philo Cheynet, is happening in Bedlam Theatre this Fringe!
They are looking for:
A stage manager (who can also contribute to set design)
A choreographer (to help put together Salomé’s mythical dance of the seven veils)
Tech assistants & stage hands!
For more info please visit the Bedlam Facebook group
The Booth, a Bedlam Fringe show directed by Otis Kelly, is looking for a Stage Manager who would be available to help with the production throughout July and August.
Please contact Izzy Fisher Turner on Facebook if you are interested!
Every Sunday 12:00 to 14;00 we do Maintenance where we tidy up the building and so small building improvements. everyone is welcome to help, we provide you with snacks and a good playlist.
If you have worked on a show you need to come to maintenance to tidy up after your show. If you do not, you will go into Maintenance Debt. You can clear this by coming to another Maintenance Session or talking to Lewis Eggeling (Theatre Manager). Similarly you will need to staff a show (or two if you did a mainterm) in exchange for other members staffing your show. You can sign up at: https://www.bedlamtheatre.co.uk/admin/staffings
If you have any questions please contact Luca Stier at [email protected]
After Maintenance we have Duty Management (DM) training from 14:00 to 14:30. During this time, we will teach you how to run the building during a show, open and lock up the building, and what to do in case of a fire. Theatre always needs to be at least one DM trained person present when the building is in use, so being DM trained is very helpful for Production Team members!
Apart from this newsletter, we are on a lot of other social media. Find and follow us using the links below to stay even more up-to-date!
Instagram - Facebook Page - Facebook Members Group - Mailing List - EUSA Website (to buy membership)
Facebook Groups: Bedlam Techies and Backstage! - Bedlam Directors - Bedlam Writers - Costumers at Bedlam and Beyond
This week’s caffeination recommendation comes from Freya and it is Beatnik, on Brougham Place!
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