Introducing Gary Horler – Stage Manager – AfterWords

Gary is the Stage Manager for AfterWords – he joined us after answering an open call.

He was asked to write something about why he wanted to get involved with us and our production of AfterWords and his experience so far.


Well it is precisely two weeks until the very first showing of the fantastically written ‘AfterWords’ (Well done Michael). I am very excited as things are coming together rather nicely. My personal highlight so far has been making my own clock face gobo for the show out of an ironed out can of stella artois!  (I am very productive and of course it allowed me to have a creative tipple, because I had to, honestly. Perhaps my bosses at work would tell you I was probably spending too much time on the gobo as opposed to my job – but pfft what do they know?!)

Thus far I have thoroughly enjoyed the process and the excellent working relationship with the wonderful production crew and cast. Liaising with the set designer Ellie about props and sound (which I have, ready to use) has made a very fun experience.

Later this week, we will be coming together to add the sound cues etc, into the rehearsal which will allow us to get a feel as to the finished article – which I am looking forward to!

Why did I get involved? I got involved with Organised Chaos as I wanted to gain further experience in production, particularly with a company that focus on new talent and original writing, and unless the stacking/putting out of the countless chairs every night irritates me as much as I am expecting, then I will be delighted to follow and work with Organised Chaos in the future (Joke, I will definitely be hoping to work with the company again – although the chairs will be irritating, that is not a joke).

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Nurturing theatrical talent in the most chaotically organised way you could imagine. Organised Chaos Productions was set up in 2009 to help and support undiscovered and emerging talent in Manchester and the North West providing platforms for this creativity by successfully taking care of all the production technicalities. Our mission is to make Organised Chaos Productions a successful producing company of high quality, thought provoking new works, supporting undiscovered and emerging talent in the North-West.

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