Daisy H.

Independent Theatre Producer
Happy to mentor
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About me

Daisy H.
Theatre, Film and Television
Writing, Directing and Performance
United Kingdom

My employment

Independent Theatre Producer
United Kingdom
Creative arts and design
Small business (0-49 employees)

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A day in the life of a Independent Theatre Producer in the United Kingdom

Independent Theatre Producer based in London

What I do

I'm an independent cross-form arts producer and practitioner. I've worked across multiple venues in London and have a contemporary slate of artists I develop and make work with.

Current artists I work with are Katie Greenall, Willy Hudson, Ray Filar and Fran Bushe. I'm one of the company Directors for Pecs Drag Kings and work with Engineer Theatre Collective and as an associate of Access All Areas.

I'm one of the Old Vic 12 as a producer 2018/2019. And a regular guest lecturer at Fordham University on their Texts and Contexts module. I'm are also a qualified disability equality trainer.

Previously I was the assistant producer at Theatre Royal Stratford East and have also worked with Stratford East as an Associate Producer where I led on the programming of their former 60 seat studio, platforming and mentoring daring new artists toward strategic outcomes.

Skills I use and how I developed them

I work with budgeting, logistics, production management, marketing, casting, dramaturgy, planning, fundraising. Basically getting sh*t done in theatre.

What I like most

I'm my own boss. I meet lot of different people all the time and that's really exciting.

What I like least

Sometimes all the work comes at once and you've got to learn to juggle a lot together.

How I looked for work

After working in multiple venues after graduating from my MA and growing my reputation as a independent producer I decided to take the leap and go freelance.

My career history

MA Creative Producing at Mountview 2015/2016
British Council Emerging Producer 2016
Assistant Creative Producer, London Borough of Enfield 2016/2017
Associate Producer, Theatre Royal Stratford East Studio 2017/2018
Assistant Producer, Theatre Royal Stratford East Main House 2018/2019
Old Vic 12 Producer 2018/2019
Freelance - present!

My advice to students considering work

Consider literally everything and be open to what your potential can be.

Next steps...

If you like the look of Daisy’s profile, the next steps are down to you! You can send Daisy a message to find out more about their career journey. If you feel you would benefit from more in-depth conversations, ask Daisy to be your mentor.

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