Becky Sawyer

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019 - 2020Production Electrician
Theatre
Ghost QuartetThe Boulevard Theatre
The Boulevard Theatre
2019 - 2020Production Electrician
Theatre
Ghost QuartetBoulevard Theatre Company
Boulevard Theatre
2018 - 2020Duty Technician/Stage Manager
Theatre
VariedCamden Peoples Theatre
Camden's People's Theatre
2019 - 2020Duty Technician
Theatre
VariedActors Centre
The Actor's Centre
2019Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
Sydney and the Old Girl
Phillip Breen
Park Theatre
Park Theatre
2019Production Electrician
Theatre
VassaAlmeida Theatre
Almeida Theatre
2019Lighting Technician
Event
Assembly Rooms
Roxy Central
2017 - 2019Followspot Operator
Theatre
A number of productionsThe Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall
2017 - 2019Casual Crew
Theatre
A number of productionsRoyal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall
2017 - 2018Casual Technician - Lighting
Theatre
VariedRoyal Opera House & Royal Ballet
The Royal Opera House
2016Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
Theatre Madness Festival
Gbemisola Ikumelo
Faith Drama Productions
Stratford Circus Arts Centre
2016Lighting Designer and technician
Theatre
Christopher Nibbles
Claire Hills
Topsy Turvy Theatre
2016Casual Technician
Theatre
FreelanceThe Little Angle Theatre
The Little Angel Theatre
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
Trouble in Tahiti
Keiko Sumida
Trouble in Tahiti
Brunel Museum
2013 - 2015Student
Education
Sixth Form CollegeLeyton Sixth Form
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2015Production ArtsLeyton Sixth Form College

    Additional Skills

    I have trainined in technical theatre, gaining skills including:

    BTEC Extended Diploma in Production Arts: Distinction*/ Distinction/ Distinction

    I am experienced and confident using ETC consoles and Eos Software, both for programming and operating. Primarily I have used the Ion and Element; I am also familiar with Nomad – including setting it up. I have also operated on the Geo and Ti. I have completed basic training (level 2) with ETC. I am an experienced rigger, regularly working on both get ins and outs, quickly focusing/re-focusing lights before a deadline and problem solving any technical issues. I have also used these skills in the roles of lighting designer, operator and programmer. As I regularly work at heights, health and safety is something that I always practise.

    I have worked in a number of venues as a duty technician. This has given me skills and experience working both with technicians (such as organising and providing their technical specifications), as part of a team in receiving venues to make sure that everything is ready and working for visiting companies. Also being able to work with performers, making sure their needs are catered for, they feel comfortable and happy in the space at the same time as making sure they are aware of and following the theatre’s policies and standards. This will include going over fire safety procedures, inclusive policies, health and safety practices as well as small things such as telling them where the kettle is. This has all helped me develop skills in stage management - I have previously completed roles as stage manager, DSM and ASM.

    I have experience working in a variety of venues, and doing different styles of shows. From the Royal Opera House to studio and smaller venues including the Little Angel Theatre, this has given me skills working on small fringe shows, to large concerts and ballets.

    More Technical Skills:

    oQLab experience

    oBuilding skills, including building sets, staging, rigging truss and setting up steel deck

    oExperience using Zero88 Lighting Consoles

    oExperience with sound and AV - setting up sound equipment, routing and operating on sound desks, mic checks

    oExperience operating followspots

    oBasic electrical skills, including PAT testing

    oKnowledge and experience practising health and safety aspects, including PPE and heavy lifting

    Stage Management Skills:

    oReliability

    oPractical skills, including sewing and reading music

    oMaking, fixing and/or sourcing props and costumes

    oExperience calling shows

    oExperience making the prompt copy

    oCompleting rehearsal and show reports

    oExperience organising and attending technical meetings

    oExperience doing set changes, working as stage crew

    oExperienced doing show calls

    oExperienced setting up prop tables

    oExperience as a dresser, assisting with quick costume changes

    This has helped me develop personal skills, such as leadership, organisation and working under pressure, with a strict budget and limited time.

    Additional Information

    Work Experience and Previous Employment:

    During my education I operated at the National Theatre (Olivier) and Soho theatre with the National Theatre Connections Project.

    •Volunteering at my local fringe theatre (The Rose and Crown Pub) to assist with comedy nights

    •Working for Unity Dance School doing lighting and stage management

    •I completed roles as Lighting Programmer and Operator at the Soho Theatre

    •Lighting Designer and Technician for Topsy Turvy Theatre Company, at the Hammersmith Lyric and at the Warren, as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival.

    •Completing role of ASM with Faith Drama Productions, on Theatre Madness Festival at Stratford Circus Arts Centre

    •Casual technician at the Hammersmith Lyric, Camden People’s Theatre, The Actor’s Centre, Polka Theatre, Little Angel Theatre and Almeida Theatre

    •Lighting Technician with Assembly at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (based in Roxy Central)

    •Usher at The Little Angel Theatre, working in customer service and experienced in seating for unreserved venues

    Referees

    Paule Constable

    Lighting Designer

    email: **contact removed**

    David Duffy

    Theatre Manager at The Little Angel Theatre

    email: **contact removed**

    About me

    I am an intelligent, reliable hard worker who loves working in theatre. I have worked as a freelance technician, lighting designer and worked in stage management. I have been working freelance within the industry for over three years after finishing studying technical theatre. I am highly motivated and love working as part of a team. I have a huge passion for theatre and am always looking to for new opportunities to work with new people and learn new skills.

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • National Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Comedy
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • Opera
    • Showcase
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • No