Technical and Design Team for The Network Ensemble

We are currently recruiting graduating students from Technical and Design courses in our Network of Institutions to apply to be part of The Network Ensemble 2018.

Our industry standard training programme, The Network, is a production Ensemble for graduates from our network of colleges and institutions, delivered in partnership with the Pleasance Theatre Trust. The Network’s first production was Snowflake by Mark Thomson which ran for 25 performances during the Fringe in 2017. This year’s production director is Caitlin Skinner.

Caitlin is the Artistic Director of new writing pub theatre company Village Pub Theatre, one half of visual theatre duo Jordan & Skinner and Director with new writing theatre company Pearlfisher. In 2017 she directed two productions for the Edinburgh Fringe: Woke (Apphia Campbell/Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Fringe First winner) and At a Stretch (Jordan and Skinner – Three Weeks Editor’s Award winner).

Caitlin has worked as Assistant Director with National Theatre of Scotland (The James Plays, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Driver’s Seat) Dundee Rep (In My Father’s Words) Traverse Theatre (Breakfast Plays) and Royal Lyceum Theatre (Cinderella directed by Mark Thomson).

The development phase of the project is also delivered with support from Stellar Quines Theatre Company. Artistic Director Jemima Levick.

Acting and Performance, Technical and Production Design students in their final year of study at a degree or an HND level in 2018, are eligible to apply for The Network Ensemble and take part in this year’s production at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The programme also provides an opportunity for these emerging theatre makers to engage in a variety of valuable learning experiences between May and August this year.

Those selected to take part in the Ensemble will participate in four weeks of intensive rehearsals in July and a three week run at the Pleasance Theatre. The Network Ensemble was a hugely popular and exciting opportunity for the students in SDTN’s Network in its inaugural year in 2017, and is a significant opportunity for the next generation of emerging theatre makers to work collaboratively and with Industry professionals, to create a unique production from Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Interviews for the Graduate Ensemble will be held in April 2018 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

Positions available for the Creative team will be; Production Designer, Costume Designer, Lighting Designer, A.V Designer and Sound Designer.

Positions available for the Technical team will be; Assistant Production Manager, Deputy Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager.

If you would like to apply for one of these roles within The Network Ensemble please download our Application Information. Deadline for applications will be Thursday 26 April interviews will be held on 30 April and 3 May.

You can apply to be part of the team even if you are not available for the full 7 week rehearsal / production period. We understand that students may want to take on a job or already have commitments during the time period and we are interested to hear from students who can do part and/or all of the project duration.



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