Old Vic Lab offering free rehearsal space & support

Emerging artists and companies are invited to apply for up to two weeks of free rehearsal or workshop space between October 2016 – January 2017.

During the last year The Old Vic has connected with over 1,000 artists by giving 3,000 hours of free rehearsal space at The Old Vic Workrooms. They are continuing to develop this resource by launching The Old Vic Lab, offering space and support to 70 different projects throughout the next year.

What they are looking for: In their own words:

“We hope that access to The Lab will help forge interesting collaborations, pushing the boundaries of process and form. We want The Lab to generate work that resonates with contemporary society and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We are looking to develop untold stories that we don’t tend to see or hear on our stages. Priority will be given to work that goes some way in achieving these aims.

Please note we are not necessarily looking for work to programme at The Old Vic, but would like to support the development of projects that could belong elsewhere in the wider industry.

We are looking for a mixture of projects with a variety of requirements, so please try to be accurate about how much time and space you need. As with each role at The Old Vic, we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are particularly keen to hear from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled theatre makers as they are currently underrepresented in the industry.”

How to apply: Applications can be made by clicking here and completing the survey in full.

What you get: If successful, they will allocate you selected dates in one of the rehearsal spaces at The Old Vic Workrooms, Bermondsey. The time and space will be yours to do with as you see fit and a member of The Old Vic team will be available to offer feedback and advice on future development. You will also have access to the Green Room, a relaxing breakout space and central hub for artists working in the building.

[Note: London Playwrights’ Workshop has hosted workshops here in the past – it’s a great setup!]

Application support: They will be holding a drop-in session on Wednesday 7 September, 6-8pm at The Old Vic Workrooms.

This will be a chance to talk to Old Vic staff about your idea or application and to look at the space and resources. If you are struggling with any part of the application, please come along as we will be happy to help.

In order to attend the drop-in session please sign up here.

Deadline: Monday 12 September 2016 at noon

Source: Direct contact

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