Simisola Majekodunmi

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Simisola Majekodunmi 

We’re thrilled to announce Lighting Designer Simisola Majekodunmi as our sponsored Freelance Task Force member.

In recognition of the irreplaceable contribution freelancers make in our sector, in June we became proud signatories of this open letter to self-employed and freelance theatre and performance makers in the UK. 

As well as the promise to listen and support freelancers it lays out some practical steps that will be made to help improve their situation during the current lockdown. It also set out the intention to establish a national task force of self-employed theatre and performance makers. 

The aim of the Freelance Task Force is to strengthen the influence of the self-employed theatre and performance community; to create ongoing points of connection between freelancers, organisations, funders, and government; and to amplify the voice of the self-employed in the conversations to come about how we manage the response to and recovery from the Covid-19 crisis in the performing arts sector.

We’re honoured that Simisola Majekodunmi has accepted our offer to become our appointed Freelance Task Force member. 

About Simisola

Simisola graduated from RADA with a specialist degree in Lighting Design. Her theatre work includes: The Healing (Omnibus Theatre) Lucid (New Public Company), Tiger Under The Skin (New Public Company), J'ouvert (Theatre 503),  Driving Miss Daisy (York Theatre Royal), Baby Box (York Theatre Royal Studios), Invisible Harmony (Southbank centre), Seeds (Tiata Fahodzi), Foxes (Theatre503)

As Associate: Shoe Lady (Royal Court Theatre)

As Relighter: Mary’s Babies (King’s Head Theatre), Curmudgeon’s (Hope Theatre)

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Our Recruitment Process

Many members of staff at Tamasha are on furlough or are working on reduced hours. All those not furloughed are also part-time. Given the urgency to set up the Taskforce, our reduced capacity and our relative late sign up to the letter, this meant we were not able to have an open call out for applications. Instead, we decided to actively approach freelancers that could fill a gap in a discipline area that was not represented. At the time, there was not a representative from Lighting Designers. As with all the work we do, we work with artists who are often underrepresented in the sector. This was also foremost in our minds in our approach. 

Representation Across the Task Force

To find out about the representation across the freelancers appointed as of June 12th please go to https://fueltheatre.com/freelance-task-force-representation/  

 

Please note we made our appointment on June 18th.