The Idiot community has developed and grown since Told by an Idiot was founded in 1993. The name of our company is not just a quote from Shakespeare, but reflects those who often exist on the margins and whose stories don’t get told. It is a large and diverse collective of ‘Idiots’, ranging from a young trumpet player in Caracas, to our two most recent poet Laureates Carol Ann Duffy and Simon Armitage, from BBC Correspondent Laura Trevelyan to early-career theatre makers from a range of disciplines.
In the spirit of being a company that is truly experimental and also accessible, we offer people as many opportunities as possible to engage with our work. This can take a variety of forms, from working with us in the office, on a production as Assistant Director, taking advantage of our funded places on workshops, applying for our Naomi Wilkinson Award for Stage Design or booking in for one of our Idiot Doctor's Surgeries. You can get the A-Z lowdown on Told by an Idiot here.Our approach is one of openness, curiosity and playful provocation - so come and join us.
You’ll find opportunities to start or continue your journey with us as an Idiot across the website, but current opportunities will also be posted here.
In light of #BAMEover, we are currently working on reviewing our language around how we talk about people that are underrepresented in our industry. Please bear with us while we do this. Our current recruitment policy and equal opportunities policy which state our commitment to equal opportunities and fair recruitment processes can be found on these links, but they will also be updated soon.
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