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 HAUNT =  a place frequently visited

This training project offers up to five early career writers from the East Midlands the opportunity to write a ten minute dramatic work, set in a location of their choosing. Each will create a finished piece in either monologue or dialogue form (for up to 6 voices), professionally recorded to be experienced by audiences via headphones as a ten minute audio walk of a location, but can equally be enjoyed listening online - either on the move or from the comfort of an armchair!

Each writer is working with New Perspectives over a four month period to identify and develop their piece. The purpose of the project is to enable emerging writers to deepen their sense of place and character, writing for an audio format. The final pieces will be showcased and downloadable from the New Perspectives website. 

Applications for Haunts 2018 will open to East Midlands' emerging writers in early Autumn 2019.

Benefits of taking part include: 
• workshops and feedback on your work
• a tailored interactive storytelling masterclass with a leading industry professional
• a one-to-one mentoring session 
• a professionally produced audio recording of your piece experienced as an audio walk and showcased on our website
Ours aims for the project:
• to attract interest from a wide-ranging mix of emerging writers from across the region to take part
• to build an audio collection of haunts across the East Midlands, places you like to visit or feel passionate to share stories about
• to award a place to five emerging writers across the six East Midlands counties

All participating writers are aged 18+ and live, work or study in the East Midlands. The HAUNTS project is inspired by the visionary playwright David Rudkin's Placeprints: an epic cycle of ten audio plays set in locations across the UK. As part of the programme, writers have the unique opportunity to receive a one-to-one mentoring session to develop their work in a project supported by a dramaturg to develop a short piece that will be professionally recorded.  Regular sessions take place over a five month period, on a series of alternate Saturdays.



Our 5 writers for 2017: JFW Nutt, Leanne Moden, & Lucy Colgan (Nottingham), Jo Woolaston (Leicester) and Susie Hennessy (Lincoln). With Sound Design by Adam McCready. 

Learn more about the inaugural year through our Haunts blog




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 . 

Whether you’re a theatre lover, rural champion, or believe in widespread access to the arts then please help us make our work. Like every actor on stage, or each word on the page, every donor plays a vital role, your support can make a real difference... Find out more

New Perspectives is a registered charity no. 1058309 


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