About Transition Stage Company
Transition Stage Company is a production and events company that champions diversity and regional inclusivity by providing a platform for filmmakers, writers and actors in the West Midlands to showcase their skills.
It was founded in New York in 2012 by Natalie Edwards, under the mentorship of the late Ron Tippe, the award-winning producer of Space Jam.
The company was relaunched in Birmingham in 2017, thanks to assistance from the NatWest entrepreneurial accelerator. In the same year, the Transition Stage The company put on the successful pilot of the Enter Stage Write contest.
Transition Stage Company creates prestigious events and competitions for exceptional and potentially marginalised creatives to be seen and celebrated by industry professionals.
Past sponsors include Birmingham Film Festival, Vectus and Hollywood Monster.
“Having attended both Enter Stage Write events, I love the format and more importantly What they are doing for the industry - giving people a platform to perform - much like what we are trying to do at the Birmingham Film Festival. We will continue to support this event in future years.”
Dean Williams, CEO, Birmingham Film Festival
About the Founder
Natalie Edwards is the founder of Transition Stage Company and Enter Stage Write. An actor and producer, she holds a master’s degree from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She has worked on award-winning films and plays in the USA and UK. She has also featured on prime-time BBC TV.
Born and bred in Birmingham, Natalie is compelled to create Opportunities for creatives in her hometown. Through her entrepreneurial endeavours, she has become a media conduit and ambassador for Birmingham in the film and theatre industries.
Natalie has been nominated twice for the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award category Of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards for her Endeavours with Transition Stage Company. Furthermore, the Transition Stage company was a nominee as the best creative platform at the Birmingham awards. She is also in the running to be Most Inspirational Person of the Year Award for the West Midlands in 2019.
Join our cultural revolution and contact Natalie Edwards via email atm or via mobile +44 7480066718 to reserve any of the sponsorship opportunities that may interest you.
'excellently set up and well run by an enthusiastic and professional person in Natalie Yesufu' - Chris J Edwards
'Participated in the New York portion of TSC's adventure and had an awesome time both from a personal professional standpoint, making some long term friends and granting myself some great exposure' -Lorenzo Pozzan
'Enter.Stage.Write had it all; a £1000 writers competition prize, an audience and judges award, red carpet, Media presence, spoken word, new writing, talented local actors and more. Achieving what Transition Stage Company set out to do which was to bring people who don't necessarily usually go to theatre to see something unique! Loved it!' - Claire Jones
'Wonderful evening and excellent company providing a platform for showcasing the professional actors based in Birmingham.' - Tracey Briggs
'A great platform for writers and creatives alike!!' -Sunny Dhap
'Transition Stage Company brought a much-needed platform for writers in the Midlands. It was a fantastic way of getting to see work and a fantastic way for writers to be showcased. I'm really looking forward to the next one'.- Paula Warlton
'Enter Stage Write was an opportunity for creative people to network, be involved and support one another. A red carpet, classy event that brought industry people together' - Nicoletta Barrett
'This was an absolutely fantastic event, I really enjoyed it. Lots of great acts which were interesting and unique. I'll definitely be going back again next time!'- Simon Tomlinson