We asked some people that have previously worked with us to make a few comments about working with Open Road Productions.
In Full Time Education (Theatre)
Community Cast Member in Silver Darling
They are a great group of people who include a variety of different personell with varying levels of experience. There are industry professionals on tech and stage management, an experienced director, some very talented musicians with fantastic music composition and a mix of amateur and semi-pro and professional actors. You can learn so much from all of them, as well as from the overall experience. For those who have only worked in amateur theatre it is a great opportunity to experience at a higher level (depending on what sort of amateur company they have worked with before) and for actors who are trying to make their way in the industry there is a great opportunity to add experience to their CV. It is also great that theatre students also get the chance to enhance what they are doing on their own courses.
Community Cast Member in The Same Sky, Silver Darling and Grace - The Lighthouse Girl.
I wanted to work with Open Road Productions becasue i wanted the opportunity to work on new material produced in Derby in a setting I personally was not used to, and to work with proffessionals in the arts industry. I felt I have learnt alot working with ORP especially about character building, I feel more adept and I have learnt skills I feel I have applied since to other projects. This is a team who create immersive theatre, created in Derby. Utilising the talent Derby has to offer. I would always work on something if i believe in it and I do believe in Open Road Productions.
Full Time Student (Theatre)
Worked as Costume and General Assistant for Silver Darling
During my time with Open Road Productions I learnt a lot about being involved in the theatre which reaffirmed my chosen career choice. I learnt valuable terminology to do with theatre, I learnt other aspects of putting on a show that is not included in my degree. Everyone I worked with was welcoming and friendly and happy to teach and answer my questions. The whole show was done fantastically and it was because everyone worked so hard to ensure it all came together.