PAID COMMISSION: Write & Compose A New Musical , Castlegate Arts Ltd

Aberdeen Arts Centre are opening applications for a composer/lyricist or writing team to write and shape a new stage musical for their large cast of young performers.

We are looking for an engaging, playful, unperformed original musical by writers aged 18+ of any experience or background. Our youth theatre company, Castlegate Theatre Company, has been a much loved training ground for the young performers of Aberdeen for over fifteen years and recent years have shown a lack of available performance texts which provide our students with what they need to grow as artists. Namely – shows by UK-based writers, with enough meaningful roles for a large cast of students, with material that stretches the abilities of the performers without requiring a level of training that is not yet achieved or available to our students. To solve this dilemma, Aberdeen Arts Centre are thrilled to be commissioning the creation of a new musical, with the goal of this becoming an annual event.

Producing a New Musical for Castlegate Theatre Company at Aberdeen Arts Centre

An original musical written on a subject appropriate for youth performers (8 -17 years) with a target cast size of 35

– £3000 fee
– A mentor to help complete your script, lyrics and music
– Travel and accommodation to visit Aberdeen Arts Centre for rehearsals and production week
– A full scale performance of your work
– A multi-camera recording of the performance

Please submit the following:

– A summary of the script with at least two representative scenes
– Two completed songs at least one of which is for the full cast (please note, the audio quality of your files is not being assessed)
– Your CV and links to any recently produced work – include your contact email and phone number

All submissions should be emailed by 1st August 2022 to All submissions will receive confirmation of receipt and will be informed if they have been successful by the end of August 2022.

More info at:

Deadline: 1 August 2022

Source: Arts Jobs

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