This page is dedicated to the talented artists who have participated in our emerging artist development programmes.
NEW ASSOCIATES 2019-20
Across the East Midlands there is an impressive community of emerging artists and companies. To support their development, in recent years we have offered targeted support and a block of rehearsal/ workshop space to East Midlands based companies and artists, including:
2015-17 - Unanima Theatre - We were privileged to work with the Mansfield-basedintegrated company of adults with and without Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Down Syndrome. The company creates innovative and autobiographical community theatre performances via a professionally led devising process. We unlocked support from the RTYDS to run an 'Introduction to Directing' workshop series - more in a blogclick here - and provided advice on the successful submissions of ACE Grants For The Arts funding applications.
2014/5 - 2Magpies Theatre - Our mentored company for 2014 is Nottingham-based 2Magpies Theatre. Founders Tom Barnes and Matt Wilks create new and exciting devised live performance in unique, site responsive locations in Nottingham and beyond. Key features of their work include redefining public spaces as performance venue and collaborating with a range of diverse talents. Combining the unique atmosphere of each specific performance venue with their devised shows, 2Magpies Theatre have so far explored the nuances of the dining experience in Serenade, and the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko in The Litvinenko Project. For information visit: www.2magpiestheatre.co.uk
2013/4 - The Impulse Collective - Based in Daventry in Northamptonshire, the Impulse Collective are an emerging professional theatre company challenging the modern boundaries of theatre to create new and exciting work. Creating fast paced theatre, the collective use large amounts of Verbatim, Comedy, Autobiography and Projection, often in experimental ways with exciting physical theatre. As well as National Touring, Impulse Collective are also dedicated to talent development within young people and vulnerable people. For more information visit: www.impulsecollective.co.uk
2012/3 - The Gramophones - The Gramophones are a theatre company based in Nottingham, who specialise in witty, interactive theatre with a twinkle in its eye. They are an all-female company who came together in 2009 through the chance discovery of notes in cafes, reading 'Looking for quirky performers for a theatre project'; these were placed there by Hannah Stone, Artistic Director, to bring a group of like-minded theatre makers together. The Gramophones' work is informed by clowning techniques and as a result is playful, fun and engaging. They place their audiences at the centre of their performances and regard them not only as voyeurs but as players in their work. All members of The Gramophones have a wealth of experience working within theatre as both performers and practitioners. For more information visit www.gramophonestheatre.com
New Perspectives introduced the Long Play Competition in 2013 and over 3 years attracted over 60 entries from writers across the East Midlands. This has now closed and superseded by Open Pitch.
The winning scripts over this period were:
2015-16 Winning play: Outbid by Katie Redford
2014-15 Winning play: Vampire in Bradford by Azma Dar
2013-14 Winning play: Unforgettable by Tim Elgood
Runners up: Blue Moon by Mufaro Makubika and The Man Upstairs by Ollie Smith
2016-17 EMERGING PERSPECTIVES PARTICIPANTS
Ryan Chadwick - Writer and Performer Suzanne Reynolds - Writer and Performer
New Perspectives is an East Midlands' based touring theatre company, specialising in bringing new work to rural and community audiences. Through an annual programme of original adaptations, rare revivals and new writing, we aim to bring live theatre that is diverse, affordable and accessible into the heart of wide-ranging communities, as well as to regional, national and international venues.