I have had the enormous good fortune to work for Face Front in a variety of roles on and off over the last few years: from acting to facilitating, via stage management and shopping/making props and costumes for productions (with the odd bit of painting set and sorting the recycling thrown in for good measure!) and I have enjoyed it all.
The workdays at Face Front are always varied but the warm welcome, good humour and commitment to the people and projects they engage with is a constant. I can honestly say that no matter what I’m involved in at Face Front, I know that at the end of each day I will have had a reason to really laugh and be happy, been able to exercise creativity in some way, and to feel that I have been useful – I’m so lucky that I can do this as a job!!!
Speaking of jobs…I am now thrilled to say that for the next 14 months I will be working with Face Front for on a more regular basis as their part-time Project Co-Ordinator. In this role I hope to make myself useful in supporting Face Front as they continue to cultivate creative connections with theatres, schools and arts organisations to engage disabled and non disabled young people and adults in theatre, both as audience and participants. The irony of taking on a role that I was find ways of bringing people together to engage with theatre in this current climate isn’t lost on me – BUT… Face Front has a long history of successfully engaging communities through and with the arts, and so I believe that they will rise to this challenge despite the testing times – and I am looking forward to being able to support them in achieving this.