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Unrequited love - couchspudprotem
April 6th, 2010
07:49 pm

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Unrequited love

*is crushed*

Have just been turned down for an unpaid job as a slush reader for the Crucible.  Because "there were others that we felt had more experience of creating industry standard script reports"

I haven't felt so... so... rejected since, since... I don't think I've ever felt so rejected.  It's the Crucible!  It's MY theatre!!!  And it hates me!!!

*is crushed* 

I may have already mentioned that.

*turns off computer and eats homeric quantities of consolatory chocolate*

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From:carl_allery
Date:April 6th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
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Oh dear. But it *could* have been worse. I mean, they could have said that others had more experience of judging what was suitable. That sounds like they were happy enough with your judgement/assessment but that you just didn't know what exactly they were looking for and fair enough that they take on someone who produces *exactly* what they want without them having to train them up.

I'd have a google round and see if you can find any info on what an 'industry-standard* report looks like so that the next time they're recruiting, you have a decent shot. Also, you could volunteer for a local theatre or alternative so when you next apply you have some experience to add to your other shining qualities! :)
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From:couchspudprotem
Date:April 6th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
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Charlie, I have a degree in drama and five years teaching theatre studies under my belt. And the Crucible IS my local theatre.
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From:carl_allery
Date:April 6th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
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Eeesh, I'm sloppy at the moment, apologies.

'exactly what they were looking for *in a report*' I was thinking about the formatting aspect specifically.

And yeah, I guess the small theatres don't exactly employ slush readers and it was the 'reading slush for theatres' aspect I was thinking of as experience. Put it down to too much thinking about SFnal slush and submissions at the moment.

In any case sorry they couldn't appreciate your qualities. :(
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