From 11-30 January 2016, Camden People’s Theatre presents Whose London Is It Anyway?, a festival of theatre, performance and discussion exploring the changing face of our capital city.
In the run-up to the May 2016 mayoral election, this unique event explores London’s housing crisis, the impact of “regeneration”, the privatising of public space, and the experience of living in Europe’s only megacity. As artists ‘pop up’ in defunct shops, social housing tenants are moved hundreds of miles across the country, and garages sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds, CPT asks: What is a city for? Who does London belong to? What do we want to protect about our city, and what are we prepared to lose?
Whose London Is It Anyway? will include work by the UK’s most exciting new theatre artists. Recent themed festivals at CPT – e.g. our acclaimed Calm Down, Dear festival of feminism – have featured the work of Louise Orwin, Beats + Elements, Dumbshow, Sh!t Theatre, Milk Presents, Fuel Theatre, Will Adamsdale, Coney and many others.
CPT is one of the UK’s most influential small theatres, uniquely dedicated year-round to supporting early-career artists making unconventional work – particularly those exploring issues that matter to people now. “I’m blown away by what Camden People’s Theatre have been doing these past few months. Feels like it’s totally blazing a trail, artistically & politically” – Chris Goode, theatre-maker
What they are looking for:
- Full productions exploring themes directly relevant to the festival In-development or short (max 25min) performances for a mixed-bill ‘scratch’ night
- Other unusual performance events that may work in the context of this festival
- They are particularly keen to hear about projects that respond to – and take place in? – specific London spaces and localities.
- Please bear in mind, CPT champions and supports innovative, unconventional theatre.
- They will consider devised, self-made and solo work, off-site work, interactive work, virtual work, live art and cross-disciplinary work, multimedia work, etc.
- They are unlikely to consider ‘plays’ as traditionally understood, ‘new writing’, formally conventional work, straight monologues, or any work made according to the usual writer-director-actor hierarchies.
For more information and details on what CPT provide for successful applicants as well as an information pack, visit the website.
How to apply: if you would like to submit a project proposal, please complete the application for and send to Anna O’Dell at firstname.lastname@example.org (subject field ‘Whose London Is It Anyway? submission’).
Deadline: 7 October at 5pm