The Actors Centre – John Thaw Initiative Latin American Season

Curatorial Call-Out 2019: John Thaw Initiative 2019 Latin American Season at The Actors Centre 

Are you a writer interested in performing your own work? Or perhaps you are an actor looking for an opportunity to mount your own show? For the debut edition of the 2020 John Thaw Initiative, The Actors Centre in association with Untold Collectiv, are seeking submissions of work-in-progress pieces led by artists of Latin American heritage.

The John Thaw Initiative offers a platform for artists to take creative risks and achieve vital feedback with work still in development, without any financial pressure. Previous seasons have included the Mental Health Season where each show was followed by a post-show Q&A; the Graduate Season, featuring work by graduating drama students, the Blacktress UK Season, offering opportunities exclusively for women of the African diaspora; Working Class Stories in association with Actor Awareness; the Queer Season, curated by ThisIsOtherland; and most recently the Motherhood(s) Season.

Representation and inclusivity are at the heart of each John Thaw Initiative. The Latinx community in the UK spans over 20 countries, and their stories are as rich as their territories. We want to celebrate this by calling for works which showcase a multiplicity of Latin American voices, including queer; Afro Latinx; indigenous; Lusophone; Francophone, British Latinx and others.

Deadline for submissions: 15 November 2019 at 5pm 

Find out full information and apply on the Actors Centre website

Source: BBC Writersroom

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