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Demanding immediate release and an end to the targeting of artists

1516856852717 Mustafa Sheta - The Freedom Theatre

We are alarmed by the news that Producer Mustafa Sheta, Artistic Director Ahmed Tobasi (now released), and graduate artist Jamal Abu Joas of the Freedom Theatre in Jenin were detained by the Israeli Defence Force yesterday, along with over 100 other Palestinians.

We join in the demands for their immediate and unconditional release and support calls for an immediate end to targeting of artists.

We also pay tribute to the poet Refaat Alareer who was killed in Gaza last week and, remembering his poem If I Must Die, hope that the UN’s resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza will be enacted.

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Call Out for Performers - Rough Mix Summerhall, Edinburgh 2023

We're looking for flexible, open performers with theatre, dance, or contemporary performance backgrounds to join us at Rough Mix 2023. Deadline midday (BST) on Monday 29th May 2023.

Call details.

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Opportunity: Artistic Assistant on 'Walden'

Walden-Pond-pic A 19th century photograph of Walden Pond

We are recruiting an Artistic Assistant to work for four weeks on a project at the Fruitmarket in Edinburgh next month. The role will support the creative team for the revival of our production Walden, written and directed by Artistic Director Nicholas Bone, and the accompanying installation so many keen and subtle masters by Harvey Dimond.  

Full details are available here. The closing date is 10am on Monday 20th February.

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Recruiting: Artist Employee

We are recruiting for a new role of Artist Employee. The job is offered flexibly, as either a contract of employment or freelance, for the equivalent of 2 days a week (40% FTE) for one year. This can be worked flexibly according to the applicant’s pre-existing commitments or practice (for example four months full time, in designated windows throughout the year, or two days a week for a year), working flexibly according to a work plan that will be developed between the selected individual and the company.

Recruitment Pack

Applications are now closed.

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Recruiting: Lighting technician for work in January

We are looking for a lighting technician to work with us on our development project We Will Hear The Angels in the Warehouse at the Fruitmarket, Edinburgh from 16-28 January 2023.

You should have professional experience of rigging (the Warehouse is not a theatre space) and of programming lighing boards. You will be working with Lighting Designer Nigel Edwards.

This is a contract for two weeks work, the fee is £1200 (£600 per week). 

Applications closed on 1st December 2022. 

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