By working with a group of emerging East Midlands artists, who might include performers, designers, composers and visual artists or storytellers, we create an exciting new touring production over a 6 month period. The training session period involves hands on practical work with established artists and attendance at masterclasses with major practitioners from the industry.
We offer targeted support to an East Midlands based company and artist on a fixed term basis, in areas of artistic and dramaturgical development, business planning and fundraising, including practical advice on touring work. Each mentoring programme is outcome driven and tailored to suit the individual needs of the company/artist.
We invite major figures from the theatre and arts industry as part of a wider Artist Development programme to lead targeted sessions. This provides opportunities for both practising and emerging East Midlands theatre-makers to work in a detailed, practical way accessing a range of ground-breaking artists and companies.
We invest in new writing through practical project activity available to emerging writers living, working or studying in the East Midlands; supporting writers at different stages in their development. Long Play is a biennial competition specifically to encourage the development of full length play scripts. The winner receives 6 months dramaturgical support, a public reading and a fee on the decision to produce their play.
We very rarely have the means to produce unsolicited new plays. The Long Play Competition is our way of accepting unsolicited scripts. If you wish to discuss a creative idea outside of the competition, please make contact with our Artistic Director, Jack McNamara, with an introductory email, including a short example of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.