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Production Manager, Kuumba Nia Arts


Kuumba Nia Arts Seek - Production Manager for SOLD tour 2021

“Every so often there is a piece that touches the soul. SOLD is one such show” Music Theatre Review & Winner: Best Ensemble Music Theatre Award Edfringe 2019.

Kuumba Nia Arts are seeking a freelance multi-disciplinary Production Manager for upcoming local, national & international tour of SOLD – based on the true story of Mary Prince,

'A forgotten story giving one woman’s first-hand account of brutality at the height of the slave trade. Powerful and entertaining, this true story is told with traditional African Griot storytelling fused with theatre, singing, music, poetry, drumming and dance. “To be free is very sweet”'

Kuumba Nia Arts are a Black-led theatre company who share and celebrate African and Caribbean heritage, culture experience and stories whilst developing a Black Theatre Arts aesthetics. As a company, KNA use a collective model, where the ideas, input and creativity of all shape each piece of work, and rates of pay are equitable, based on Independent Theatre Council (ITC) rates. We looking for someone to join our team of creatives, contributing their knowledge and experience to both the current work and the development of the company’s aesthetics and future projects.


We are interested in an all-rounder, someone who is not just a technician or Production Manager. The following is not exhaustive we try to make use of company members skills, experience, knowledge and interests in trying new things and developing their skills-set.

  • Liaising with venues

  • Managing tour itinerary

  • Lighting/ running the show

  • Putting up and striking the set (supported by performers)

  • Documenting the tour through photographs and short video clips

  • Part of panel/Q&A sessions (as appropriate)

  • Contribute to social media


We would like 2 weeks in the Spring for you to learn the show, then we have staggered performances across the summer and Autumn - equivalent of between 7 – 12 weeks work with first confirmed touring date starting 23rd April with a trip to Bermuda.

We welcome applicants form African and Caribbean Heritage and diaspora.

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Photo, Crowds enjoying Garden of Light, by TILT. Lumiere London 2016, produced by Artichoke, supported by Mayor of London. Credit Matthew Andrews 2016.

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