Subscription to the mailing list constitutes membership of TAFF. It is used to advertise positions on upcoming productions, as well as by the committee to let members know about socials, workshops or other relevant events.
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Mailing List Quick Tips
Sell the role
You need to convince strangers to want to give you a not insignificant portion of their time for free, so provide a good amount of creative details about your show, e.g. genre, setting, direction style.
Advertise paid positions on the mailing list
Make TAFF calls, even for heads of department!
Yes, it's a shot in the dark and you're not guaranteed to get responses, but you might find someone totally brilliant you've never come across before. Replying to TAFF calls is most people's first step into technical theatre and we want to welcome newcomers with the best opportunities we can.
Distinguish between 'designers' and 'technicians'
A costume designer will analyse the script, collect inspiration, and make sketches, while a costume technician will do the manual labour of creating the clothes based on the designer's specifications, and etc for the other roles. If you make a call for a 'lighting technician', they probably will not be prepared to organise your hires and create your rig plan.
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Oxford Drama Newsletter
is run by the University Drama Officer and includes a wide variety of variety of both student and professional drama performances throughout Oxford. It is also where all professional bid applications (the BT, Oxford Playhouse, and North Wall residency) will be advertised, as well as Cameron Mackintosh Drama fund grant applications, and other external opportunities brought to you by the University Drama Officer or the Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund.
is run by the OUDS committee and contain details of upcoming shows, audition opportunities as well as openings for non-technical roles such as director and producer, and details of venue and funding applications
Both of these mailing lists can be subscribed to at www.ouds.org/subscribe