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Open Pitch

 Attracting new voices to the rural world 
Writers, directors, artists and companies were invited to submit a one page pitch for a new piece of theatre or performance for rural audiences in a brand new opportunity for theatre-makers based in or from the Midlands for development in the East Midlands region.
We requested 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 welcomed pitches for site-specific events designed for rural locations. We invited artists and companies to think about the creative possibilities of the rural environment and present something both inventive and achievable. Proposals were selected on the quality of ideas rather than the previous experience of the applicants.
 
Shortlisted applicants were invited to pitch their idea at New Perspectives. Three pitches  received 3 days development support and the selected pitch will be awarded a commission for 2019 - to be announced shortly.

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

THE FISHERMEN
 
Inspired by the Man Booker shortlisted novel

CROSSINGS
A New Perspectives and Pentabus co-production

IN 2018
Spring 2019 tour booking

A poignant tribute to doctors and the NHS

 A Finnish Melancomedy
 


 

NEWS

ACTS OF RESISTENCE IN MANSFIELD
Headlong and New Perspectives 18 month project culmination in Mansfield Find out more here
 
Leading rural touring companies join forces for the first time. Find out more here

SISYPHUS IN SARAJEVO! 
Be Festival Mess Award winner Sisyphus is invited to Bosnia and Herzegovina's international festival in 2019. Find out more here

COLLECTING BOSTON STORIES
Find out more here...

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