Birmingham’s Rep Theatre are looking to help cultivate and collaborate with the next generation of theatre makers in the local area as part of their new Artist Development Programme, REP Foundry. They want to hear from Writers, Directors, Theatre Makers and Companies to work on a number of projects that will start in early 2013, with Foundry Nights that will give them a chance to test and experiment with their work.
There is so much to this outstanding opportunity, so I’ll let the REP explain it better with some info from the Foundry Page:
New stories, new voices and new visions of the world. As The REP moves into the next phase in its remarkable history it is looking for emerging directors, writers, theatre makers and companies from across the West Midlands to make the journey with them. Offering a new, yearlong development programme, REP Foundry, will support artists through workshops, making and sharing work and professional mentoring. Information on how to apply is available from the Download Panel on this page.
REP Foundry will also offer audiences a unique insight into how new theatre is formed and staged at scratch performance nights. Be the first to see work from REP Foundry artists throughout 2013.
REP Foundry Nights will take place on the last Thursday of the month at 8.00pm on the following dates:
28 February at The Old Rep Theatre and then at The Edge, Digbeth on 28 March, 25 April, 30 May, 27 June, 25 July
The deadline to be one of the artists contributing to Foundry is 6pm Friday 9th November 2012.
Here is a link to the document that gives all you need to know about applying.
Head over to the the Rep Foundry site for a little look around what else is going on.