Why Become a Producer?

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Stephanie Brotchie

What is a producer? Why do we need them and what does it take? Independent producer Stephanie Brotchie shares the answers.

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What is a producer? Producers, literally, are people who make things. In the theatre world they are people who make things happen. Being a producer can, and does, entail a broad range of responsibilities that vary enormously from project to project. Everything from getting coffees to getting venues is within a good producer’s domain.

About the author

Stephanie is a creative producer, writer and theatre-maker based in Melbourne. She founded and co-runs Slow Clap Productions with collaborator Vachel Spirason, and for the past seven years has produced, toured and worked with scores of emerging and independent Australian and International artists including Dr Brown, One Step At A Time Like This, Agency of Coney, Pigeons, Claudia O'Doherty, Poet Laureate Telia Neville and Stuart Bowden. She has consulted and produced projects for the City of Melbourne, The Emerging Writers’ Festival, the Tuxedo Cat, Next Wave, The Melbourne International Animation Festival and The State Library of Victoria. If you would like to speak more about independent producing she’d love to hear from you: slowclapproductions@gmail.com

 She is producing three shows at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival.