Stage Manager for R&D – ‘Ferguson’s Gang vs the Octopus’

Salary: GBP £500

Application Deadline: April 20, 2018 12:00 pm

Company: Mufti Games

Job Details

Creative team call out

‘Ferguson’s Gang vs the Octopus’ will be a playable, outdoor and digital theatre show about, and supporting housing activism. We are in the midst of bringing together a diverse creative team for our research and development phase. We want the project to be inclusive and representative of society, we encourage applications from artists from all backgrounds.

The show is inspired by Ferguson’s Gang– a group of women who in the 1930’s dressed up as gangsters, gave themselves, alter egos (‘Red Biddy’, ‘Bill Stickers’, ‘Silent O’Moyle’) and campaigned for reform on conservation policies and town planning.

We are looking into who Ferguson’s Gang might already be today, and how we could reinvent them in current housing campaigning. We’re interested in what place ‘play’ has within housing campaigning today.

The show will take the form of a multi location, immersive audience experience, set within a narrative. The audience will join Ferguson’s Gang and engage in a series of playable, creative interventions, working to achieve the gangs objective in the story. We aim to engage the audience deeply within the narrative through play.

We are running a week residential to develop ideas at 101 Creation Space in Newbury w/c 7th May and aim to have a sharing on Friday 11th May. During the week we will be devising creative interventions, experimenting with the narrative and physical journey for the audience and working out the role of the performers within the piece.

We are looking to fill the following roles:

Stage Manager

Experience of outdoor, promenade, immersive and/or multi-media theatre is desirable. You should be highly organised, adaptable and confident communicating with diverse groups. We will be play testing interventions and games throughout the week with the public, test players and on the street. We may be working in empty spaces, outdoor spaces, shops and public spaces. We will be prototyping tech and will need to be able to respond to new ideas as they develop over the week. Above all you should have a playful nature and be up for throwing yourself into the mix.

Please send a short cover letter telling us about you, your personal interest in the project and how you like to play in your everyday life.

If you would prefer to apply via a video of yourself, audio or by another means, please feel free to do so.

Deadline 20th April

You can read more about the project here : and see for more info about the company.


Contact Details

Malcolm Hamilton

Job Posting title: Stage Manager for R&D – ‘Ferguson’s Gang vs the Octopus’
Closing Date: 2018-04-20T12:00:00+01:00