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Date Added
08 August 2022
MAST Mayflower Studios
We encourage artists who are based in or have links to ‘The South & The Solent’ to apply.
Job Specification
As we continue to grow our artistic output as part of Southampton’s producing Theatre and cultural hub, we are seeking expressions of interest for Directors and Playwrights for productions and creative projects in 2023 and beyond at MAST Mayflower Studios. As part of our creative approach, we shall recruit the majority of freelance creative and acting positions through open call outs in order to be accessible, fair and representative. 
We encourage artists who are based in or have links to ‘The South & The Solent’ to apply. We are defining this region as Portland to Portsmouth from East to West, and from North to South, Basingstoke to the Isle of Wight. We seek to build a sustainable and vibrant artistic community in Southampton, Hampshire and our region and believe that having outstanding creative teams with strong links to our area will develop an ecology that will help culture thrive in the region. 
About MAST: 
MAST is a multi-art form cultural hub presenting and producing theatre, dance, musicals, music, comedy, circus, cabaret, spoken word, visual arts and family shows. 
We are community-focused, with engagement and consultation at the heart of everything we do. 
We work with the best touring companies and local artists to present a diverse, vibrant, high-quality artistic programme, alongside our own MAST productions and co-productions. 
Our Community and outreach programme - Engage - works throughout the community giving opportunities to take part and developing both future audiences and future theatre makers. This work leads into our Artist Development programme. 
Our Creative hub currently has seven resident companies from different art forms whom we work with closely to create exceptional cultural opportunities for the region. 
About the roles: 
We are looking for applicants for roles to have: 
• a minimum of two professional credits (at any type or scale of venue) in your chosen discipline. 
• a passion and ambition to continue and develop your professional creative practice. 
• a collaborative and sympathetic approach to creative concepts. 
• an ability to realise, support and contribute to the vision of the lead creatives. 
• excellent attention to detail. 
• a calm, organised, tactful, collaborative team player. 
• experience of and commitment to working with young people. 
For playwrights, proof of at least two publicly produced works, whether commercial or amateur. 
If you require flexibility because of access needs or caring responsibilities, please let us know and we will offer further support including advance notice of production schedules, where possible. 
MAST is an equal opportunities employer, and our recruitment process is open to all. 
Our ambition is to achieve greater diversity so that our organisation better reflects the city and country in which we live. 
Musical Youth Theatre Production – Title TBA 
Rehearsals will take place weekly from mid-September 2022 with auditions taking place wk/c 19th September.  Tech weeks commences Sunday 12th February 2023, with performances on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th (x2) February 2023. 
The rest of the Creative team will be made up of internal staff and freelancers. 
At this time, we are looking to connect and engage with a Director for a Spring Musical with our Youth Musical Theatre groups and Playwrights to work on multiple projects including a proposed T.I.E title in the Autumn 2023 term.   
As we continue to develop our artistic output, we are keen to hear from new and emerging writers with whom we may engage with at a later date on different opportunities, so we would encourage people to be in touch, irrespective of whether the specific projects are not appealing to them.   
Application Details
Please e-mail with a CV and cover/introductory letter.   
We are keen to hear about your approach to the directing/writing and the projects that excite you most.   We accept multi formats, either written or a voice or video recording.  Please feel free to include reviews from previous work as a separate attachment, if relevant. 
Please ensure you include your full name, e-mail address and mobile phone number. 
We will then send you an EDI questionnaire to complete. 
Please note this must be returned to 
You must demonstrate that you have the right to work in the UK prior to commencing. 
What happens next? 
The vacancy will remain open until filled, so please submit expressions of interest early.  We anticipate first meetings to begin mid-September. 
If you have any further queries please email 
Closing Date
19 September 2022
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