Experimental Rural Theatre Research Project

New Perspectives Theatre Company | Deadline: April 25, 2014

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An opportunity for playwrights with an interest or knowledge in interactive theatre to work on a practical theatre project based in the East Midlands.

New Perspectives has been creating touring work for 40 years and is a sector leader in the field of rural touring. The company is committed to experimenting with form and exploring the limits of traditional rural theatre.

The director, Tilly Branson, has been awarded funding for a collaborative PhD titled 'Re-Imagining the Rural Tour: New Forms for New Audiences'.

The first practical research project will be looking at different modes of interactivity that can be used in performance in order to generate discussion and debate with audiences and incorporate this dramaturgically.

They are looking for a writer to take a key role in this project, working with the director to develop the research and writing content which will be tried out with audiences. They are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about being involved in research of this nature, and who has experience of creating interactive work; as well as ideally some understanding of UK rural touring.

The research will be split into planning, writing, and practical phases which will take place over the next six months. The work will involve working responsively to create content in an iterative research process, and is not a commission to write a full play, but rather to be part of a collaborative process with a director.

To find out more about this opportunity and details of how to apply visit

The New Perspectives website

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