Building a Career for 11 Months of the Year

Establishing your theatre practice in the industry is an increasingly demanding challenge due to restrictions posed by funding, opportunity, access and space. The In Dialogue… podcast series helps create that space, offering current and past participants of Scottish Youth Theatre projects a moment to gather and evaluate the pinnacles, pitfalls and peripheries they’ve experienced when developing their creative practice. Encountering a new theme each episode, artists, designers, writers and performers come together to discuss where obstacles lie for them and, ultimately, how new and exciting work can be collaboratively forged.

In conversation with writer and director Jack MacGregor, this episode inspects how to build your creative practice and career sustainably as an emerging artist over 11 months of the year. What are key points in the calendar emerging practitioners should bookmark and how is wellbeing prioritised in times of rejection?

Jack MacGregor is a writer and director based in the Highlands. Longlisted for the JMK Award and Discover Artist with National Theatre of Scotland, Jack’s writing-directing credits include ‘Nightlands’ and ‘Everything Under the Sun’. He is one of ten SSP Fellowship writers and has previously been awarded a Fringe First and Scottish Arts Club Fringe prize for ‘Best Scottish Show’. Jack has participated in previous Scottish Youth Theatre projects 2020 Stories; The View From Here and COP26 Performance Commissions.  

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