Sally Rose and Xavier De Sousa
Sally Rose and Xavier de Sousa return to host two Producer Gatherings at The Traverse cafe during Edinburgh Fringe. This year they are joined by producer’s Emma Beverley and Jen Smethurst who are both producing shows that are part of the Edinburgh Fringe programme this year: Selina Thompson - Salt, Northern Stage, 2.30pm, Katy Baird - Workshy, Summerhall, 9.10pm, Louise Orwin - A Girl and A Gun, Summerhall, 6pm and Sh!t Theatre - DollyWould, Summerhall, 9:15pm.
Following on from discussions during Edinburgh Fringe 2016, and in London as part of The Sick of the Fringe festival in 2017, these conversations will provide a welcoming chance to meet other producers and artists and to share ideas around working sustainably and accessibility - particularly within the fringe context. There will also be time to reflect on strategies for a successful fringe, and to take some time out to think beyond the fringe.
Bloody Marys and Virgin Marys will be provided, and don’t worry if you can’t make it along - notes and action points will be shared on line from each meeting.
These sessions will be led by:
Sally Rose and Emma Beverley - 7th August
Emma Beverley: Executive Producer - Eclipse, Producer - Selina Thompson and Katy Baird, Programme Team - Leeds 2023
Sally Rose: Producer - Sheila Ghelani, Rosana Cade, Vincent Gambini, Abigail Conway, Eugenie Pastor, Christopher Green - Prurience, Xavier de Sousa - POST, Dickie Beau - LOST in TRANS-, also working with Duckie & Kayza Rose.
Xavier de Sousa and Jen Smethurst - 14th August
Jen Smethurst: General Manager - Sh!t Theatre, and Producer - Louise Orwin, Annie Siddons.
Xavier de Sousa: Chris Goode & Company, Ideal Foreigner Productions
Chantal Guevara and Lauren Church - 24th August
Chantal Guevara: Producer - Cloud Dance Festival and IDMN (Independent Dance Management Network)
Lauren Church: Producer - In Company Collective
The Traverse Café
Mon 7 Aug
Mon 14 Aug
*Extra date due to popular demand!*
Thurs 24 Aug