Hecate Theatre are seeking designers to enter our Edinburgh Fringe Poster Competition!
This summer we are taking our critically acclaimed show Metamorphoses: Fables from Ovid to The Surgeon’s Hall for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 12-25 Aug (not 19). Not for the faint hearted, the show weaves the fables of Ovid into a twisted narrative that is at times both haunting and hilarious.
All our publicity is now coming together, but we are looking for logo/design for our title and we are pleased to announce the first Hecate Design Competition! There are no fees to enter and the winner will see their design featured on the Hecate website, posters and flyers across Edinburgh in the summer. The prize also includes two free tickets to see the show and the chance to collaborate with Hecate on future projects. We welcome submissions from all applicants, whatever your age and experience.
The brief is simple:
To design a heading for the poster using the word METAMORPHOSES that reflects the key themes and feel of the show. These are: transformation, adolescence, love, the macabre.
Please apply to Nicky at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and the competition information pack. As Edinburgh is fast approaching we are on a tight deadline and so:
The closing date for applications will be the 7th JUNE
An actor’s life for me! Erm…
I’ve been promoted. Sort of. In any case I’m going to have a lot more work to do! Our illustrious company founder and artistic director has taken leave of her senses and elevated me to the dizzy heights of assistant producer on Metamorphoses: Fables from Ovid.
After parading around my house feel all requisite and significant for half an hour, the reality of my new position began to dawn on me. No longer is my sole responsibility learning my lines and turning up on time. Some of the delicate threads that are woven together to produce the high calibre of work presented by Hecate are now in my hands. Oh Lord.
Not that I’m scared you understand, a little daunted perhaps, incredibly excited for sure but nonetheless I have now crossed that scary line from actor to production team. I’ve even been trusted with the company passwords. (You can ask me what they are but I’m not telling)After only one day of sitting in my new seat, I suddenly appreciate all the work the Producer has previously carried out alone. Example:
The Edinburgh Fringe website has comprehensive documents covering all that you need to know about taking your show to your fringe. Great! These documents are each about 17 pages long. Oh… gosh. That’s … thorough. There’s a least 6 of them to read and digest in great detail. Oh. My.
So as I prepare to kill a few trees and print these guides off (don’t worry I’m an avid recycler) I can’t help being torn between being grateful I never had to do any of this before and excited that I now have the opportunity to help promote the company I’m so proud of…
Oh come on. We all know that I’m loving this. Bring on the work. Bring on the late nights and the energy drinks and the stress.
After all, as a wise blogger once implied… what’s life without a challenge?