Applications open for musical “RE:act – Songs For a New World” at St James Theatre

RE:act – Songs For a New World brings together four emerging writers, directors and a group of actors to respond to the story, themes and characters within Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World

Written in 24 hours, rehearsed at quick fire speed and performed on the stage of St. James Studio, these impulsive pieces will then be followed by a conversation with an established theatre creative and there will be the opportunity for both emerging and established artists to meet post-show to further discuss ideas.

The evening is curated by Alastair Knights who directed the sell-out 2014 main house production, Putting it Together, and Matthew Keeler and Lauren McGee for St. James Theatre.

The aim is for RE:act to become a playground and networking event for young theatre makers, actors and creatives to meet, form creative partnerships and be part of future RE:act evenings.


“There was a different kind of anticipation, an excitement at seeing something so newly formed. The intimacy of the studio space and the presence of the creative team also heightened this sense of activity. As a regular theatregoer this difference was stimulating, and hearing the post-show discussion between the young playwrights, James Phillips and Creative Director James Albrecht only enriched the experience further.” Everything Theatre

How to apply:  Please download the application pack below, and return to by 12pm on Wednesday 8 July. If applying as a musical theatre partnerships, please complete one application per team.

St James Application Pack REact Songs For A New World

Deadline:  Wednesday 8 July 2015

Source:  @alaknights

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.