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Open Pitch

 An opportunity to attract new voices to the rural world 
Writers, directors, artists and companies are invited to submit a one page pitch for a new piece of theatre or performance for rural audiences in this brand new opportunity for theatre-makers based in or from the Midlands for development in the East Midlands region.
We are interested in receiving adventurous and exciting ideas to become part of our signature programme from ANY of the following areas:

-new play or adaptation
-devised performance
-multidisciplinary cross-artform 
-site-specific or community performance

In addition to full-length performance pieces suitable for rural touring, we also welcome pitches for site-specific events designed for rural locations.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited to pitch their idea at New Perspectives. Up to 3 pitches will receive 3 days development support and the selected pitch will be awarded a commission for 2019.

We invite artists and companies to think about the creative possibilities of the rural environment and present something both inventive and achievable. Proposals will be selected on the quality of ideas rather than the previous experience of the applicants.

 
Submission requirements:
 
-a short description of your proposed project, including why you believe this would be an exciting proposition for rural touring and/or audiences (up to 750 words)

-a brief description of you and your work as a company/ artist  (300 words)

- attaching a short work sample. This can either be from the proposed project or from past work that reflects your style or ability. This sample can be written (no more than 5 pages), visual or a video link. 
 
The opportunity to make a submission for the 2018 round has closed. Shortlisted projects will be invited to pitch at New Perspectives on Friday 23 March 2018.
 

Open Pitch image credit: The Mill Lane by Richard Croft is licensed under CC BY 2.0/Desaturated
 


                                                                                                                                                                 


Welcome

New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, with a specialty in creating dynamic performances for rural audiences. We make ambitious and original theatre, focusing on new writing, adaptations and revivals, which we present in community settings and venues nationally and internationally. We provide career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and manage the rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts . 

EXCITE, CHALLENGE & ENGAGE
One of the many things we do is to turn village halls into professional theatre spaces.

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TOURING

IN 2018

A FORTUNATE MAN
A poignant tribute to doctors and the NHS

THE FISHERMEN
Inspired by the Man Booker shortlisted novel

THE GIANT JAM SANDWICH
Spring 2019 tour booking

IN DEVELOPMENT

 A Finnish Melancomedy
 
 
Love and food combined as Indian film adapted for stage
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEWS

WE'RE HIRING A NEW PART-TIME PRODUCER 
If your're an experienced producer with a passion for engaging with audiences and fundraising Find out more here...
 
BERGER'S MASTERPIECE INSPIRES STAGING
A new collaboration with Michael Pinchbeck to coincide with 70 years of NHS England Find our more here...
 
THE FISHERMEN
One of Africa's new voices inspires stage adaptation. Find out more here...
 
AMBITIOUS DRAMA FOR 2018
Touring an increasingly adventurous new theatre to spaces of all shapes and sizes in 2018. Find out more here...

A TRIBUTE TO OUR FOUNDER
We pay our respects to David Johnston, one of New Perspectives founders who died recently with a few words here...

Listen to a new bank of fascinating audio stories collected in Mansfield Find out more here...

We make theatre accessible to communities nationwide because we think #culturematters
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