If we build it, they will come

13 April 2017

Harriet Mayne on her experiences so far with the Technical Team

This year is my first year at NSDF and joining the Technical Team. My experience so far has being amazing. Before coming to the festival, I had very little knowledge about technical theatre, but over the past four days I have learned so many new skills in lighting and sound.

On Friday, a team of 60 of us set up three theatre venues in the space of just six hours! What an amazing achievement! The theatre venues we built are the Sports Hall, Basil Reckitt and Leslie Downs.

I have met some lovely new friends and the Technical Advisers are very happy to answer any questions and happy to share their knowledge and experience about the industry. Aswell, as working on the technical team, I have also attended some very high standard theatre performances many of which are productions of new writing. Overall, my time at NSDF so far has been a brilliant experience. I look forward to seeing some more inspiring productions and learning new skills.