Derby Theatre New Work Commission for young people (£7,500)

Dundee Rep Theatre, Royal & Derngate Northampton, Theatre Royal Plymouth, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Northern Stage and Derby Theatre have partnered together to commission an individual to develop a brand new production that each venue will perform during Summer 2019.

In previous years there have been 3 partnership commissions with a range of different venues. These commissions have led to the creation of Girls Like That by Evan Placey, Immune by Oladipo Agboluaje and most recently The Blue Road by Laura Lomas.

What they are looking for: Moving forward into the next round they are interested in opening up the process to different disciplines within theatre. We are inviting applications from writers or dramaturgs who have a strong interest in creating work with young theatre makers aged 14-21.

This could be the creation of a piece of new writing or an adaptation of an existing text. They are looking for applicants who are confident in a room with young people and who will work closely with the youth theatres and young companies to put their voice at the centre of the final piece.

They are looking for theatre artists with at least 2 professional productions under their belt and who are passionate about supporting young people to voice their ideas and create bold, exciting theatre.

The final piece should be no longer than 1hr in length and needs to be suitable for a flexible cast of 15-25 performers.

Fee: The fee for this project is £7,500 to include the creation of the final production, development workshops and rehearsal attendance. Travel and accommodation will also be provided.

Full details and schedule can be found on the website.

What to submit/how to apply: To apply please send a CV and covering letter, max 1 side A4, explaining your relevant experience, what interests you in this opportunity and working with young people in particular.

All applicants from writers should include two extracts of your previous work.

Applications from dramaturgs should include two examples of previous work.

Alongside this please send a project proposal (max 500 words) outlining how you would approach this opportunity and how you imagine placing young people’s voices at the centre of the process.

Please submit your applications to Lisa Williamson, Participation & Young Artists Associate, Dundee Rep Theatre:

Deadline: Monday 5 February 2018 at noon

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook Group

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