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#25Behind the scenes of a touring company

Touring is important in creating opportunities for audiences to experience work that they might not otherwise get the chance to see.

Among our range of AMAculturehive resources on touring, we have a series of blogs by Mind the Gap, which take a look behind the scenes of its latest production ZARA.

Co-produced with Walk the Plank, ZARA is a giant outdoor theatre event for the whole family and tells the story of one learning-disabled mother and her fight to protect her baby.

In the first blog Mind the Gap’s Executive Director Julia Skelton talks about the process of creating a large-scale outdoor project that illuminates the stories and challenges faced by learning-disabled parents. In the second blog, Senior Producer Lisa Mallaghan explores their partnership with Walk the Plank and follows the process from the initial idea to the production going on sale. And in the third and final blog, Intern Assistant Producer Paul Wilshaw takes us though his experiences as a learning disabled practitioner.

AMAculturehive’s spotlight on touring presents ideas by organisations that are leaders in their fields, sharing knowledge on how they’ve overcome challenges to produce ground-breaking work. 

Giant Baby from ZARA, a Mind the Gap and Walk the Plank co-production. Image courtesy of Mind the Gap ©.

To read Mind the Gap’s series of Behind the Scenes blogs and to access other touring related case studies go to: AMAculturehive’s spotlight on Touring.