Writer – a new Christmas performance, Gala Durham & Bishop Auckland Town Hall

Commission: A new Christmas performance for young audiences

Call out for writers

We are seeking a writer to work with us to produce a new Christmas performance for young audiences aged 3-7 to be performed at Gala Durham studio and Bishop Auckland Town Hall.

Gala Durham is a beautiful, purpose-built building on the banks of the river Wear in the heart of this historic city. The studio is situated on the second floor with a capacity of 100.

Bishop Auckland Town Hall is situated in the centre of Bishop Auckland. A striking 19th century, French Gothic style listed building, it contains a library, gallery, café and performance space with a capacity of 180.

We are looking to create a new production which is:

  • Accessible, entertaining and engaging for 3-7 year olds
  • Festive
  • Relevant to our County Durham audience
  • Interactive
  • High quality and ambitious

We would like our Christmas show to contain live music, up to 3 professional performers and a simple beautiful set.

We expect the show to have a running time of approximately 1 hour and have a clear marketing message for schools and families.

Who Can Apply?

We are looking for proposals from writers who have created at least one professional production for young people and are based in the UK. We are particularly keen to hear from those living in North East England.

We are also open to proposals from a writer/director, writer/lyricist or writer/composer duo.

Key Dates

Deadline to apply 12 noon on Friday 14 May 2021

All applicants will be contacted by Friday 21 May 2021

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an informal online discussion the week beginning 24 May 2021

The production will take place from 29 November until 24 December 2021

How to Apply

Please send:

A current CV

A brief proposal – this can be in writing (up to 500 words) or video (up to 3 minutes)

Up to 6 images or files to support your application. You may like to send these separately using a file sharing platform (ie. WeTransfer)

To: Lizzie Glazier, Programme Manager lizzie.glazier@durham.gov.uk

Deadline: 14 May 2021

Source: Arts Jobs

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