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Jonathan Pohl

Producer. Manager. Arts Administrator.

Phone:

+49 (0) 171 994 0638

Email:

Resident of:

United States & Germany

Languages:

English (mother-tongue), German (mother-tongue), Dutch (fluent), French (basic)

A Bit About Me

I am an experienced theatre producer, manager, and arts administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the Entertainment Industry. Skilled in Producing, Arts Administration and Management, Performing, Executive Assistance, and Sales.  Strong professional with a a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory, and an MA in Creative Producing from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London. 

 

I am a multilingual, German/American dual-citizen with experience working internationally across Europe and the United States as a Producer, Performer, and Administrator. Passionate about producing and contributing to inclusive, intriguing, creative, innovative and inspiring work, hoping to spark discussing and reflection, to create a positive change.

Work Experience

May - August 2021

January - August 2021

January - August 2021

January - August 2021

September 2020 - August 2021

January - June 2021

January - June 2021

February - April 2021

January - February 2021

September 2020 - February 2021

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

April 2019 - August 2020

December 2018 - February 2019

October - December 2018

March - September 2018

June - December 2017

January 2011 - November 2020

​Producing Assistant

The Garrick Theatre, London, UK

 

  • Assistant to the Producer/Writer Michael McManus and Director Michael Kingsbury for Maggie and Ted at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End

  • Responsible for outgoing, written communication as well as the design and distribution of marketing content

  • Assisting in the project development, with focus on marketing and casting

  • Experience at the highest level of the English theatrical landscape

Festival Coordinator

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, UK

  • Festival coordinator for Mountview’s “Catalyst Festival 2021” under Executive Producer Pam Fraser Solomon

  • General overview of the Festival in its entirety as acting Senior Producer

  • Supervision of all communication, marketing, programming, engagement and development for 25 productions and events, and a team of over 100

  • Management of schedules, production meetings, assets, budgets, contacts, mission and vision statements

  • Further assignments included merchandise, ticketing via Spektrix, and liaising with Production Management

Producer

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, UK

  • Producer of The Forever Waltz by Glyn Maxwell, directed by Issy Paul

  • General overview of the production including rights acquisition, casting, budget management, payments, contracts, planning and risk assessments

  • Offered creative input where requested, completing rehearsal and production photography, streaming title cards, and program pages

  • Responsible for working within the brief of the above mentioned Catalyst Festival in terms of mission, scheduling, production, and marketing

​Producer

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, UK

 

  • Producer of “What Do I Wear to the Apocalypse?” by Nina and Natalya Georgieff, with co-direction and dramaturgy by Claire Bowman

  • General overview of the production including commissioning, casting, budget management, payments, contracts, planning and risk assessments

  • Offered creative input where requested, completing rehearsal and production photography, streaming title cards, and program pages

  • Responsible for working within the brief of the above mentioned Catalyst Festival in terms of mission, scheduling, production, and marketing

​Literary Associate

White Bear Theatre, London, UK

 

  • Professional placement at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington, under Artistic Director Michael Kingsbury

  • In charge of examining all script submissions to determine their suitability for the theatre

  • Responsible for proof reading scripts, outgoing communication, marketing content and press releases, as well as supervising the theatre’s social media and email accounts and website

Associate Producer

White Bear Theatre, London, UK

 

  • Associate Producer for the White Bear Theatre’s Take Off Your Cornflakes under Director Michael Kingsbury and Writer/Producer Mark Lockyer

  • In charge of all marketing and press relations, including the creation of the press release and ticket reservations for reviewers

  • Responsible for the production’s appearance through social media channels and on the venue’s website

  • Production nominated for two Offies Awards from Off West End

Associate Producer

Patch Plays, London, UK

 

  • Associate Producer for “Meat Cute” by Bibi Lucille, under Producer Lote Pupola for the Chiswick Playhouse and Bread and Roses Theatre

  • Assisting the Producer at all stages of the project, including production meetings, budgets, schedules and marketing content

  • Overseeing the creation and formatting of the production brief and press release

  • Responsible for the completion of the Arts Council England grant application

Unit Production Manager

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, UK

 

  • Unit Production Manager for the short film “Exile,” under Executive Producer Stuart Parkins - Chief administrator with overview of budgets, scheduling and call sheets

  • Responsible for contingency planning, and sourcing equipment and props

  • Ensuring that all members of the production team and cast were always properly informed

  • Management of purchases, invoices and payments

Producer

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, UK

 

  • Producer for Shakespeare’s MacBeth under Executive Producer Andy Jordan

  • Conceptualization and development of the production of an interactive, virtual interpretation on the classic play via the social media platform TikTok

  • Jointly responsible for devision and recording all audial and visual content

  • In charge of video editing, sound mixing, and uploading the clips to both TikTok and YouTube

Producer

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, UK

 

  • Producer for the “WE MOVE” cabaret under Executive Producer Pam Fraser Solomon

  • Co-creation, conceptualization, and development of a new virtual cabaret event in cooperation with London’s Theatre Delicatessen

  • Responsible for all outgoing, written communication, as well as artwork and copy including the e-program

  • Successful fundraising event with over 200 virtual audience members, benefiting the Judi Dench scholarship fund for young theatre artists

  • Featured by Mountview across the website, social media outlets, and quarterly newsletter

Production Assistant

Independent, Ealing Studios, London, UK

 

  • Production Assistant for the independent film, LENS, written and directed by Tom Hanham 

  • Responsible for assisting the producer, running, and preparing refreshments on set

  • Assisting with the transport of kit to and from set, and with the setup and wrap of shots

  • Invited to assist on the Producer’s next project, "Bright Lights"

Marketing Assistant

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, UK

 

  • Assistant to Mountview’s marketing department for the production “LA”

  • Responsible for the creation of artwork, video, copy, and campaign content across all social media channels

  • Managing of posts and stories, as well as interacting with virtual audiences

Curator

White Bear Theatre, London, UK

 

  • Curator for a virtual reading of “The Silent Woman” by Ned Cox and Alexandria Haber, in cooperation with the Writers Guild of Canada

  • In charge of hosting the virtual reading and a post-show discussion via Zoom

  • Responsible for the coordination of invitations, as well as technical support during the reading

Interior Design Consultant and Executive Assistant

PLANA Küchenland, Kizil Interior Services, Darmstadt, Germany

 

  • In charge of consulting on and selling interior designs, including kitchen cabinetry, countertops, custom carpentry, electrical appliances, and installation plans

  • Managing budgets up to 150.000€, offering a high level of customer service and trust

  • Overseeing marketing content and social media platforms, as well as building and maintaining the company websites

  • Assisting the business owners in administrative activities, including but not limited to written and telephone communication, fostering client relationships and professional contacts, finalizing designs, drafting contracts, and conflict resolution

Performer (on tour)

ShowFabrik Erfurt, Germany

 

  • Lead Vocalist on the "Best of Musical Starnights" tour through Germany and Austria

Assistant Stage Manager

Staatstheater Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

 

  • Assistant Stage Manager for a production of Ich Bin Wie Ihr, Ich Liebe Äpfel by Theresia Walser, directed by Caro Thum

  • Responsible for recording all blocking, staging, props and script alterations

  • Offered creative input where appropriate and requested

  • In charge of setting up and striking all rehearsals, including set, props, and costumes

Performer and Crew Member

AIDA Cruises, Hamburg, Germany

 

  • Performer, emcee and entertainer on board an international cruise ship

  • Rehearsed, performed and hosted up to 15 shows and cabarets per cruise

  • Simultaneously responsible for both entertainment content and quality, as well as passenger safety as a crew member

  • Experience with full 24/7 flexibility and availability

Cultural Representative

Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL, USA

 

  • Cultural Representative in merchandise at the German Pavilion within EPCOT at Walt Disney World

  • Responsible for the highest quality of guest services, and creating Disney ‘magic’

  • Experience with point of sale, returns, exchanges, gift cards, discounts, phone service, stock management, multilingual retail service, efficient multitasking, and swift conflict solving

  • Trusted to train new employees in all merchandise positions

  • Finalist for “Disney’s Night of Stars” at the House of Blues in Disney Springs

Various Stage and Film Roles

Consistent work as a professional actor and singer in productions such as Cabaret, South Pacific, Chicago, We Foxes (directed by Ryan Scott Oliver and Leigh Silverman), Academy, Route 66, etc. on European and American tours and in theaters such as the Goodspeed Opera House, the Springer Opera House and Summer Repertory Theatre

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