1794 Helen Denning 10/02/2023 EDIT PUBLIC PROFILE Your Profile Picture Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 256 MB. Your name(Required) Your pronouns (optional) Your occupation(Required) Include me in the Members Directory Include me in the Members Directory (recommended) Employment typePlease selectSelf-employedEmployedVolunteerStudentTrainee (includes Apprentices)UnemployedOtherEmployment type other (please describe) Business typePlease selectFreelancer (sole trader)Limited CompanySocial EnterpriseCharityEducational InstitutionPublic Sector OrganisationCorporationOtherBusiness type other (please describe) Business sizePlease selectMicro (0-9 employees)Small (10-49 employees)Medium (50-249 employees)Large (more than 250 employees)Your email address Your website URL Your Twitter URL Your Instagram URL Your Facebook URL Your LinkedIn Profile URL Your Etsy Shop URL Tell us a bit more about yourselfWhat do you do?Hi! I'm Helen, a creative freelancer with skills in digital and social media coordination, content creation, photography, theatrical producing, directing and acting. Company Manager and Co-Founder of Black Bright Theatre Company. We create female-led, story-driven theatre with complex female characters at the forefront. Based in Sheffield, currently working with the Creative Wakefield team.What steps did you take to get where you are now?After sixth form, I earned a place on the Foundation Acting course at Birmingham Conservatoire (formally Birmingham School of Acting) and achieved a distinction. At the University of Sheffield, I studied for a degree in Philosophy and Religion. My fervour for the arts continued at Sheffield University Theatre Company, here developing myself as a core Producer on a variety of productions and was elected as the society secretary in my final year. During the 2020 lockdown, I used the skills I had developed to produce and co-direct a play written by my friend and collaborator, the result of which was the feminist, post-apocalyptic horror play The Hunger. In July 2021, I started a 9-month traineeship at Sheffield Theatres working in the Programming, Fundraising, and Communications departments. At the same time, as a result of The Hunger’s success, I became the company manager of the newly established Black Bright Theatre Company. In spring 2022 we embarked on a successful two-week tour around northern England. From March 2022 - January 2023 I held the position of Communication and Press Officer (maternity cover) at Theatre Royal Wakefield. This is when I became aware of how much creativity and culture Wakefield has to offer. I'm currently working as a freelancer with Creative Wakefield as their Digital and Social Media Co-ordinator.What type of creative opportunities are you looking for?Creative Producing, theatre producing/creative team, social media coordinating, networking, funding.Answer as many of the following questions as you like to enhance your profile pageMy dream creative collaboration would be...Working on a stop motion project. If Aardman Productions want me, they've got me!What does Wakefield mean to you?Creative discovery, opportunity, and world-class culture.My proudest momentIn my second year of university, I raised over £2000 for Sheffield-based Cavendish Cancer Care when I produced the 24 Hour Musical with Sheffield University Theatre Company (SUTCo). This was my very first experience as a producer! 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