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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 collaborators Hugh Dichmont and Nadim Choudry have been awarded seed funding to develop their project over a six month period.

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 a diverse range of 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

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 New Perspectives is a registered charity no. 1058309 
 

TOURING

THE FISHERMEN
Mon 19 - Sat 24 August
Edinburgh 
Tue 3 September - Sat 12 October
West End, London
Wed 16 - Sat 19 October
Canterbury

AUTUMN TOUR

 
Raw and poetic take on an economically divided world

CHRISTMAS AND TOURING

A new fearless adventure
Unicorn, London
FrI 15 November  - Sun 5 January
 
 
 
 
 

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