Wanted – writer for young people for arts project

The project: The Box is a new collaboration between Stoke-on-Trent Libraries and B Arts aimed at 9-13 year olds and their families and funded by Arts Council England and local partners. Part-theatre piece, part digital workspace, it will tour libraries and other venues in Stoke-on-Trent over the next three years and will consist of two inter-related elements:

  • The Box – a short theatre performance for one person at a time, based on an existing story that takes place in a specially-built environment. This will run on a drop-in basis during library opening hours.
  • The Playbox – an area for reading and writing. Sofas, digital tools such as tablets and print on demand will combine to enable participants to make their own creative responses and reflections on the story they have experienced. Young people will be able to stay and create for ten minutes or two hours.

The brief: the creative team are inviting applications to fulfill a Writer for Young People brief. The successful writer will be responsible for creating the overall narrative that forms the starting point for the project, either from a classic source or newly written. They will work with the creative team to realise the short theatre performance in The Box, and the creative response activities in The Playbox based on this narrative.

They are open to job shares, partnerships and organisations as well as individual applications.

How to apply:  e-mail B Arts at info@b-arts.org.uk for a copy of the brief.

Deadline: Friday 13th December 2013 at 12 noon (applicants must be available for an interview in Stoke-on-Trent on 10th January 2014.

Source: Arts Council Jobs webpage

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