“Due to the practical nature of the Community Drama programme, I was able to step straight into a full-time creative learning position without feeling overwhelmed. In this competitive job market, it's not enough just to be a fantastic facilitator; being able to manage yourself and projects makes you more employable. The Community Drama programme develops these skills and gives you practical experience. In my current theatre-based programme manager role, I have to deal with budgets, funding applications, child protection policies, as well as the fun part – creating theatre with participants! This programme gave me the confidence and skills I needed to make my mark on the community arts world.”
Caroline Kennedy (Community Drama 2010) is Act Now! Programme Manager at M6 Theatre, Rochdale. She was previously Creative Learning Officer at Cumbernauld Theatre, Scotland.