Director, Assistant Case Study : Francesca Tamagnini
A case study provided by Francesca Tamagnini, a Director, Assistant listed on Stage Jobs Pro.
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|Question 1: What is the most rewarding aspect of working as a Director, Assistant?|
|Working with people and testify a common growth toward a common project, as human being and as professional.
The beauty of being allowed to sew The Story with everybody's skills.
Being surprised of what rise from a teamwork. Being qble to see the bequty of everybody life ànd story and looking at it as an eternal resource.|
|Question 2: What are the key skills required to be an effective Director, Assistant?|
|Awareness of what the artists (actors, performers...)'s suggestions and feelings. Listening. Flexibility qnd playfulness, in the meaning of being able to be surprised himself of the infinite ways in which a play, a script, a performance, a gesture, a story can reveal itself. Being open to be "fractalezed".
Creativity, curiosity and patience Are fundamental as well.|
|Question 3: Do you see your role as a natural step on a career ladder, and if so what is the next rung?|
|I think andI live work as everything is connected.
As long as I need to learn a skill I love to do it and I slip into it with devote attention, and creative mind.
As long as everybody approach his/her job with professional attitude the ladder is a proper round ring where everything and every career is linked.|
|Question 4: How did you work your way into your current role?|
|Passion, creativity, curiosity and hardwork for the projects I believed, and I believe in in.|
|Question 5: How much do you think networking helps towards landing a job in the industry?|
Performing Arts are all about telling human being their stories to help them to develop their mind, entertain them, surprising them with new point of view about issues they may already know about... so human and their stories ... how could we build and be bridges without being connected each other ?|
|Question 6: Do you think you will be working in the industry in the next five years, and if so in what capacity?|
|Question 7: Please describe what a typical day working as a Director, Assistant might contain?|
|Training by myself, then with the actors. Rehearsal.|
|Question 8: Have you done any additional training courses to further your career?|
|I'm open to it and I always keep my skills up to grade.|
|Question 9: How important is working for free at the beginning of your career?|
|Enjoying the work and "being hungry" of learning and longing of being part of the process led me to work for free severql times. I think that helps to build connections and starting to weave your own resume.|