Freelancer Skills Workshops are a chance for freelancers to hone their practical and business skills.
In this 90 minute workshop, the Bush Theatre’s Producer Oscar Owen will walk you through the basics of self-producing a show, drawing on his experience as both a freelancer and venue producer. He’ll talk through the process from finding ideas and people to work with to budgeting and contracting to liaising with a venue and finding a good deal.
There are limited free bursary places available for freelancers who need them. Please contact [email protected] for more information on how to apply for a bursary place.
Oscar Owen is the Producer at the Bush, working across the theatre and studio to deliver the Bush Theatre’s programme. Oscar first joined the Bush in 2019 as Assistant Producer before becoming Associate Producer and then Producer in 2021. Before this he worked with Nuffield Southampton Theatres where he supported both the producing and programming departments as well as producing youth theatre productions. Oscar studied Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Warwick, and while at University he produced shows in the Warwick Arts Centre as well as working for the National Student Drama Festival, Warwick Student Arts Festival and at the International Federation of Theatre Research 2014 Conference. As a freelancer, Oscar has provided dramaturgical support for multiple scripts including work at VAULT Festival and he worked with Walrus Theatre as a producer on the original production of Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons.