Concrete Youth Seeking Dramaturg for the ASMR project (paid)

About Concrete Youth

Concrete Youth is a multi-award-winning, Hull-based company, dedicated to creating ground-breaking and exciting multi-sensory theatre for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

Partnered with Artsmark, our education department provides excellent bespoke workshops, private and group sensory stories, story massage, training for artists, professionals and teachers, along with their nationally-recognised scheme, Signing Sundays.

So far, countless audiences across five continents have enjoyed Concrete Youth’s beautiful sensory work.

About the Project

A major research and development project, funded by Arts Council England and Hull City Council. Co-commissioned by Back To Ours and Stratford Circus. In partnership with Leeds Playhouse, Stratford Circus, Sheffield Theatres, Gig Buddies Mencap and Danny’s Dream. Supported by Hull Truck Theatre.

Working with over 1000 young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities from across the UK, we will explore, access, and evaluate the impact of autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) in collaboration with international experts, researchers, artists and carers from the UK, US and Singapore.

Following an in-depth research period, a development project will launch in response to the data collated to create a brand-new multi-sensory theatre production for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities, integrating ASMR.

About the Role

We’re looking for x1 Dramaturg to help us form the basis of our new multi-sensory theatre production for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities, integrating ASMR.

The ideal candidate will:

·      Have experience of devised work.

·      Have experience of inclusive theatre.

·      Have experience of sensory play/theatre.

·      Have knowledge and/or understanding of audiences with PMLD.

·      Have professional dramaturgy or writing experience.

The successful candidate will be required for x1 week – w/c 23rd August, however this week is negotiable. The fee for this role is £494 for one week. Accommodation and travel will be paid for if the successful candidate lives 25+ miles from the company base (Hull). The project will be run fully in accordance with government COVID-19 guidelines.

How to Apply

To apply for the role, please email a CV and covering letter to jobs@concreteyouth.co.uk. Please use the subject line ‘Dramaturg Application’, along with your name.

If you wish to submit your application in an accessible format that’s more appropriate to you, you are more than welcome to do so.

Deadline: 22nd July at 12pm.

Our audience comes from all walks of life, and so do we. We work with great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for inclusive theatre, you will find a home at Concrete Youth.

 

Deadline: 22 July 2021

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook Group

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