We are looking for a WRITING MENTOR to join our production team for Shadow Girl Origins by Chrissy Carol Jones.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 22nd January


Created and performed by Chrissy Carol Jones, Shadow Girl – Origins is a compelling, heroic children’s tale in which a girl finds her self-confidence and transforms into a defender of the invisible. Lead character, Sabrina is a girl lost in an intimidating and confusing world, and she longs for connection and understanding. All Sabrina wants to do is run away from it all, until the day she meets someone exceptional and her world is changed forever.

Told through live action, storytelling and shadow puppetry, Shadow Girl – Origins is a unique and uplifting tale for children and young people exploring themes of isolation and belonging, invisibility and resilience, fear and bravery. More information on Shadow Girl – Origins can be found HERE.

Following a work in progress performance in 2019, Chrissy is now looking to work with a writing mentor to develop new material for the final production of Shadow Girl – Origins.

The appointed writer will work alongside Chrissy to support and mentor her writing and help shape and edit the final script. A maximum fee of £2000 will be payable for this work.


Please send a CV and a short sample of your writing to info@proudandloudarts.com by 5pm, Friday 22nd January.

Shortlisted writers will be invited to attend an informal online chat over Teams with Chrissy (writer and performer), Caroline Kennedy (director) and Tom Hogan (Artistic Director, Proud and Loud Arts) on the 29th January or 1st February between 10am-1pm. If you are unable to make this date, then please let us know and we will try to find an alternative option.

We will then select up to 3 writers to take part in an online writing workshop with Chrissy to determine who might be the best fit for this project. A fee of £105 (3 hours at £35 per hour) will be paid to each writer involved in this stage of the recruitment process. Workshops will need to take place between 25th January and 26th February.

We will then appoint one writer to take on this freelance contract, and work will start in March with a number of days allocated between March and June 2021. All meetings and workshops will take place via Teams, with access support provided by Jenny Battle.

If you have any queries about this opportunity, then please contact Tom Hogan via