Stage Manager for ‘Ferguson’s Gang vs the Octopus’


Mufti Games are looking for an experienced Stage Manager for a 1 week development phase of a new project.


We want the project to be inclusive and representative of society, we encourage applications from all backgrounds.


We are developing a playable outdoor and digital theatre show about, and supporting housing activism. ‘Ferguson’s Gang vs the Octopus’

The show is inspired by Ferguson’s Gang- (you can read about them here) – a group of women who in the 1930’s dressed up as ‘gangsters’ gave themselves, alter egos (‘Red Biddy’, ‘Bill Stickers’, ‘Silent O’Moyle’) and campaigned for reform on conservation policy and town planning.


We are looking into who Ferguson’s Gang might already be today, and how we could reinvent them in current housing campaigning. We are interested in what place ‘play’ has within housing campaigning today.


The audience will join Ferguson’s Gang and engage in a series of playable, creative interventions, working to achieve the gangs objective in the story. We aim to engage the audience deeply within the narrative through play.


You can read more about the project here :


and see other Mufti projects at muftigames,com


Dates: We are running a week residential to develop ideas w/c 7th to 11th May at  101 Creation Space in Newbury


Fee: £500 Monday- Friday. All meals, accommodation and transport provided.


Experience of outdoor, promenade, immersive and/or multi-media theatre is desirable. You should be highly organised, adaptable and confident communicating with diverse groups. We will be play testing interventions and games throughout the week with the public, test players and on the street. We may be working in empty spaces, outdoor spaces, shops and public spaces. We will be prototyping tech and will need to be able to respond to new ideas as they develop over the week. Above all you should have a playful nature and be up for throwing yourself into the mix.


Please send a short cover letter highlighting your interest in the project, relevant experience and tell us a little about how you like to play in your life.


If you would prefer to apply via a video of yourself, audio or by another means, please feel free to do so.


Deadline 20th April


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