Katie Barclay

Katie Barclay

BA (Hons) Writing, Directing and Performance (Graduated 2015), Producer: MindOverMatter Theatre Co.

  • Location: Midlands
  • Career stage: Entry

Hello! I'm Katie, and I've just graduated from the University of York's Theatre, Film, and Television Department with a BA in Writing, Directing & Performance.

During my time at York I have taken on various projects as a producer (TFTV Platform: Mick Gordon's On Ego, TFTV: Marivaux's La Dispute, Dramasoc: Philip Ridley's The Pitchfork Disney, Nigel Williams' Lord of the Flies- to name just a few!)I've also taken on projects as a Deputy Stage Manager (TFTV: Bryony Laver'y Nothing Compares to You, Mick Gordon's On Ego) and specialised in marketing and press and publicity with LUMA Film Festival (2015).

I was drawn to the role of the prodcuer as it spoke to my organised nature and need to 'get things done'. As I expected, scheduling and budgetting was right up my street, but I was excited to find that I particularly enjoyed working with others in the production team on the marketing of the productions too. Quickly learning the do's and dont's of using social media and online marketing was a fascinating process and a steep learning curve! I even went on to teach myself how to use Adobe Illustrator and InDesign to allow more control of the design of print and online media for some of the productions. I would love to be able to continue growing my arts marketing knowlege in the professional world.

Current Project: I am currently producer for MindOverMatter Theatre Company, comprised of graduates from the Writing, Directing and Perforamance course. After being chosen for the 'York Performance award', the company will be staging two of Mick Gordon's 'Theatre Essays' in rep at both London and regional venues in 2015/16. As the company is made up of new graduates, we are all looking to fulfill the terms of the Perforamance Award alongside developing our careers and going into full time employment.  

Work History

Front of House Staff - The Sebastopol Inn, Minting, Lincolnshire

Apr 2013 - Oct 2015

Student Ambassador - University of York

Dec 2013 - Jul 2015

Education

'Writing, Directing & Performance', Department of Theatre, Film and Television - BA Hons - University of York

Oct 2012 - Jul 2015

Skills

  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Deputy Stage Management
  • Event/Production Marketing
  • Events Organisation
  • Production Management
  • Stage Management
  • Theatre Producer

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