Women & Theatre is looking for women to volunteer on a new project from late April – mid July 2020.


Track & Field – theatre performance

From April 2020 we will be working with community members in Perry Barr and the surrounding areas to research, develop & rehearse a new piece of community theatre in Perry Park. Celebrating women’s involvement in & connection with different sports, particularly those linked to the theme of Track & Field, the content of the performance will be developed from research – inspired by the stories, experiences and memories of local women. Four shows performed by an intergenerational community cast of local women will take place in July 2020; audiences will watch live scenes whilst listening to the show’s audio on headphones.

The role

The volunteer will work alongside the creative team and be actively involved in supporting participants in recording the script, in rehearsals and during live performances. They will help  to create, document and monitor work and be line managed by W&T Lead Artist Practitioner.

Key Dates

Introduction and Recording sessions with Community Cast // Thursday 30 April, Tuesday 5 May & Thursday 7 May, 7-9.30pm, Venue TBC

Rehearsals // Tuesdays 9, 16, 23, 30 June & 7 July, 7-9.30pm
Rehearsals // Thursdays 11, 18, 25, 2 June & 9 July, 7-9.30pm

Tech and dress rehearsal // Friday 10 July, times TBC, Perry Park
Performances // Saturday and Sunday 11 & 12 July, 1pm & 5pm, Perry Park

Depending on the availability of the appointed volunteers there may also be some office time and meetings in addition to the rehearsal and performance dates.

Please note: Not all project dates are fixed, and we will endeavour to schedule around full team availability.  If you are interested and have some availability and flexibility, do get in touch.

What we need

We need volunteers who are creative, committed, hard working, flexible, organised and good at working in a team. We are interested in hearing from women that would also be able to perform alongside our community cast. We are also open to applications from potential volunteers with a Stage Management / technical background. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and particularly those with a connection to Perry Barr.   

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, please send a short email by Thursday 19 March, 5pm to Rosie Gunn, Project Manager at rosiegunn@womenandtheatre.co.uk, stating why you are interested, and any relevant experience. You can send us a cover letter/ email or if you prefer a video, or voice recording referring to the points above.

We will invite shortlisted applicants to an informal interview on Wednesday 25 March 2020.

This project is funded by Birmingham City Council and Arts Council England. Women & Theatre is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.