Tuesday 14th April 2015-Escalator cafe-10:45 AM
Washed, shaved and dressed and slowly recovering from a throat infection I was ready for my interview which was being held at the Esclator cafe in Manchester Piccadilly. I approached the front desk and asked where the location of the interviews were being held. Sat down in the corner and trying to hold back my sweat running down my forehead, I was then approached by Martin Creamer, one of the interviewees and a team member of 24/7.
Entering the interview room I also met Anne-Marie Crowther, a member of PANDA Arts, who were associating with this year's festival.
In the interview they asked me what experience I had working in a theatre or festival environment and what I could bring to the 24/7.
I answered the question by telling them about my experience performing one my one man show, This is Manchester for 2014's Manchester Fringe Festival. I explained how I worked closely with the MCR Fringe team in promoting the show both around Manchester and online on various websites such as Facebook, Twitter and the official page for the event. I also explained how working in that environment made me realize what role and commitments were required of me from creating a promo pack for both the website and to be shared to other medias. How communication was key in keeping a strong bond between you and the team and how we both worked together to advertise to the show and gain interest from audiences both regulars of the festival and new.
Thirdly I told them that if selected I would bring commitment, communication between me and the team I would be working with and respected my mentors while they show us what would be involved and what I do in a situation that would acquire assistance from them if their was a situation.
Creamer then asked me what I what I would expect to take from the course. I told Creamer that I wanted to understand the business side of working in a theatre/festival and environment as I believed that it was important to understand what different roles and commitments there were in a large environment such as the festival and the importance of each role and how they work together to gain an audience and publicity for each show. I also wanted to improve my knowledge that I had gained before so in future I would be fully prepared and be able to take on situation that may arise and be sorted with any hassle.
After the interview I shook hands with Anne-Marie and Creamer and said goodbye. They informed me that I would be contacted by either them or Annika Edge whether I had been selected. Walking out I felt clam and relaxed and happy with the answers I gave and the positive responsive I received by both Anne-Marie and Mark.
Three days later I recieved an e-mail by Annika informing me that I had been selected as one of the team members of the 2015 Foot in the Door Scheme