New Perspectives Theatre seeks playwright for rural theatre research project

 New Perspectives  are looking for expressions of interest from playwrights with an interest or knowledge in interactive theatre to work with director Tilly Branson 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. In 2012, New Perspectives and the University of Nottingham were awarded AHRC funding for a collaborative PhD titled ‘Re-Imagining the Rural Tour: New Forms for New Audiences’, to be undertaken by Tilly Branson. The PhD consists of both theoretical and practical research into how experimentation in form can work within the model of rural touring within the UK.

What they are looking for:

  • A writer to take a key role in a research project exploring the use of interactivity, working with the director to develop the research and writing content which will be tried out with audiences.
  • 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.

The fee for this work is up to £1,200.

How to apply: please visit newperspectives.co.uk or email tilly@newperspectives.co.uk to read the full brief.

Deadline; 25 April 2014

Source: Arts Jobs Page

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