Theatre Royal Plymouth have launched a new to industry technical residency in memory of former lighting technician, Andy Harman, who tragically lost his life in 2021. The Harman Technical Residency will be a first of its kind in the theatre industry, with TRP hoping this new offering could be replicated across the country.
Theatre Royal Plymouth have reflected on how difficult it can be for new people starting out in the industry to gain practical experience and get people’s foot in the door to begin their careers. With this they are keen to offer an opportunity to gain real life experience that will cement a passion for theatre and establish a high-quality approach to work that will support our industry and a life-long career.
Matt Hoyle, Head of Technical at Theatre Royal Plymouth said: “This technical residency will provide valuable career pathways, networking and training opportunities within the UK theatre sector. The 18-month Harman Technical Residency will see the successful candidate work within TRP’s established, well respected and experienced technical team on existing skills and will offer mentoring to help enter the technical theatre profession.”
Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for applicants across the South West and wider UK with existing skills from a relevant higher level qualification looking for their first role in the industry. The exact programme for the successful candidate will be bespoke to the skills, knowledge and experience that individual brings.
To find out more about the Harman Technical Residency at TRP visit https://theatreroyal.com/harman-technical-residency/