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IGNITE is a network that links together some of the most exciting new artists and companies in our region. We offer workshops, rehearsal space, mentoring, ticket offers and exclusive access to the creative process of leading artists and companies. There are opportunities for all disciplines to develop and showcase work with us at York Theatre Royal.

Check out the most recent IGNITE email with all the latest opportunities below:

IGNITE - Artistic Development from York Theatre Royal



IGNITE

Hi all,
 
It's been a busy week already here, with lots going on in both spaces. Tonight Cheryl Martin is in the Studio with us and tomorrow 2Magpies' Last Resort. Both definitely worth your money. 
 
Reminder that we have a Common Ground event next Thursday as a platform for conversation between working class artists in our region. 
 
Enjoy the round up - it could be our biggest, in terms of sheer amount of opportunities we've found. 
 
Thanks,
 
JT x

 
LAST RESORT
Saturday 26 May
7.45pm

Last Resort is an alternative future for Guantanamo Bay. The waterboarding has stopped, the noise has been turned down and the military base has been reclaimed as a holiday destination. You, the audience, are our holidaymakers. You will sit in a deckchair, you will get a rum cocktail on arrival and you will feel the sand between your toes. We will be your tour guides.

Join 2Magpies Theatre as they take you through the tropical haze on a unique multi-sensory package holiday. This is an extraordinary rendition and it is all-inclusive. Last Resort is a menacing fiction, made entirely of unimaginable fact.

This immersive show was developed through a research process bringing together artists, academics and human rights organisations including Reprieve. Commissioned by The Lowry.

'Pushing one’s understanding of theatre as pure make-believe' - ★★★★ Broadway Baby

BOOK NOW
 
NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES
THE THEATRE UNCUT POLITICAL PLAYWRITING AWARD
https://www.theatreuncut.com/award

Finding the next generation of political playwrights that want to explore the big issues that affect our lives today.

A longlist of 30 play will be read by Theatre Uncut Artistic Directors Hannah Price and Emma Callander. A shortlist of 10 plays will then be read by the Artistic Directors of the partner venues Kwame Kwei Armah (Young Vic), Rachel O'Riordan (Sherman Theatre) and Orla O'Loughlin (Traverse Theatre) and the winner judged by the panel of the above with invited guests (to be announced soon).

Submissions will open on 1st September 2018 and close 1st November 2018.

DEADLINE: 01 NOVEMBER

THE THEATRE UNCUT POLITICAL PLAYWRITING AWARD
http://mailer.feastcreative.com/t/r-568C2F4208183E612540EF23F30FEDED

FREE TWO-WEEK INTENSIVE WORKSHOP 06 - 18 AUGUST, LONDON
DV8 Physical Theatre will be running a two-week intensive workshop in London this summer. The workshop is free of charge to all participants and is a rare opportunity for professional dancers to experience DV8’s unique working methods. Participants will be selected at an open audition.

AUDITION: 01 JULY


AUDITION: MALE DANCERS TO WORK WITH  LLOYD NEWSON / RAMBERT RECREATING ENTER ACHILLES
Lloyd Newson / Rambert is currently looking for exceptional male dancers for a project to recreate  Enter Achilles. This project is co-produced by Rambert  and Sadler’s Wells Theatre
Rehearsals commence autumn 2019 and the production tours internationally from 2020. 
Participants will be selected at an open audition.

AUDITION: 29 MAY

We are pleased to announce the latest People’s Play competition.  This award is aimed at playwrights from the North of England who are yet to have a full-length play performed professionally. 

The judges for the competition are looking for a new full-length play (no shorter than 90 minutes) on any subject, for a cast of any age or gender, and unlimited in number. That said, writers are asked to bear in mind that the performance area is roughly 5m x 7m.

AUDITION: 31 AUGUST

The Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is the second largest national playwriting competition, and provides a great platform for new comedy writing across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Scripts must be original and unperformed, and we encourage writers of varying experience - from novice first-timers to professional playwrights - to enter their work.

The Prize is judged anonymously, meaning the reading and judging panels do not know the identities of the writers until a winner has been chosen.

AUDITION: 22 JULY
THE AXISWEB ARTIST AWARD ROUND #05 MAY 2018: 
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

https://www.axisweb.org/awards/

We are looking for applications from artists who demonstrate a critical framework in approach and a desire to challenge their practice.

This is about your development and how this opportunity can support and develop your ambition and ideas. Your intentions must be clearly laid out in the proposal alongside your commitment to developing outstanding art practice.

The proposed activity must commence within nine months of your application being submitted.

AUDITION: 04 JUNE

We are looking for a Production Manager to be responsible for the technical delivery of Radical Acts happening in Bradford Sept 2018. The Production Manager will work collaboratively with Common Wealth’s Artistic Directors & Producer to realise the potential of staging the show, supporting logistics and delivery. The Production Manager will hold responsibility for managing the team, scheduling, resourcing materials and liaising with venues.

AUDITION: 04 JUNE

We are looking for an imaginative, ambitious and high performing individual, with a solid background in delivering high quality arts experiences, to be our Head of Creative Engagement. 

You will be able to think strategically, lead others effectively, and work collaboratively with numerous internal and external stakeholders.  You will be confident in preparing budgets and funding proposals.  Experience of delivering and managing arts projects is essential, as is sharing our commitment to excellence and inclusion in the arts.

DEADLINE: 14 JUNE
SHAKESPEARE'S ROSE THEATRE - JOBS
http://www.shakespearesrosetheatre.com/jobs

FRONT OF HOUSE SUPERVISOR
Main duties to assist in the daily running of the theatre venue, to deputise for the FOH Manager on their day off. Essential qualities will be to have excellent communication skills, to be able to use initiative in team management. Accurate numeracy skills and exemplary team working skills.


FRONT OF HOUSE THEATRE USHERS
The position includes checking tickets, showing customers to their seats, addressing customer enquiries and ensuring a safe, enjoyable customer experience. Cleaning and restocking are also included in the general duties of this role. The position will include working weekends, bank holidays and regular evenings. Experience is desirable but not essential as training will be given to the right applicant.


BOX OFFICE ASSISTANTS
To act as the front facing welcome to Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre (SRT), offering our visitors information about the Theatre and all our performances with outstanding customer service
To have an excellent knowledge of the SRT’s ticketing system (Ticketmaster) and also good understanding of York Theatre Royal’s system (SR04) and be able to sell tickets for performances directly to the customer as required. Detailed training on Ticketmaster will be provided.
THEATRE BAR STAFF
To provide a friendly and efficient service within the bar, dispensing orders accurately, with courtesy to the standard required according to legislation. To ensure that the bar area is kept clean and re-stocked at all times.
Successful candidates will be reliable and hardworking team players with a bubbly personality. Candidates for this position need to be over the age of 18 years old.

DEADLINE FOR ALL: 03 JUNE
LUKE EMERY - PRODUCTION COORDINATOR JOB
http://www.lukeemery.co.uk/jobs/

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
IMMEDIATE START - Freelance Production Coordinator - £100 per day, approx 4 days a month.
If you’ve previously worked as an assistant producer, a stage manager, company manager, festival coordinator, site manager, tour booker, travel agent or anything involving managing people and their activities then I would love to hear from you.

DEADLINE: 04 JUNE

Yorkshire Dance’s Dance Partner Projects give artists / companies the opportunity to research and develop a new artistic idea / project over a 12-month period with tailored support by our Artist Development Producer, Tanya Steinhauser.

We select up to 2 artists / companies through an open call-out twice a year, with deadlines in June and December. Priority is given to artists living and creating work in Yorkshire / the North.

DEADLINE: 04 JUNE

JAMES GRAHAM'S SKETCHING
https://www.sketchingtheplay.com/

We want to work with new and undiscovered writers to create a multi-authored show for autumn 2018. Led by the playwright James Graham, we're basically crowd-sourcing a play. But we want ideas and stories. Not money.

The show will be called Sketching, and it takes inspiration from Charles Dickens’ Sketches By Boz, which chronicles all walks of Victorian London life.

It is to be staged at Wilton’s Music Hall – a beautiful, Victorian theatre in East London purpose built to create popular entertainment for the masses. That should give you an idea of what we’re looking for, and why.

DEADLINE: 04 JUNE

Our residency programme is a way for artsdepot to engage with emerging and established individuals and companies from different art form backgrounds, allowing them access to resources and expertise within a professional multi art form venue.

We are inviting applications from new and established artists / companies from performance based practises, with exciting new ideas, who wish to undertake a residency in our Creation Space.

DEADLINE: 18 JUNE

THE PLACE - RURAL TOURING EXISTING SHOWS
https://www.theplace.org.uk/existing-shows-sioeau-presennol

We are looking for artists who have a show which you think is ready to tour to village halls, or ready with some adaptations, and is available to tour in autumn 2019 and/or spring 2020.

If selected:

  • You will attend the Practical Introduction to Rural Touring for Dance Lab in early November 2018 in Norfolk. This Lab is compulsory

If you plan to apply, and there are opportunities to see your work live between 3 May and 6 September 2018 then please invite us to see your work by emailing Claire Smith on claire@nrtf.org.uk.

WINSTON CHURCHILL MEMORIAL TRUST - ARTISTS & MAKERS AWARD
https://www.wcmt.org.uk/award-categories/artists-makers

The arts are an integral and powerful part of many aspects of society and we are interested in encouraging greater access and widening contexts for their creation and enjoyment. We welcome applications that explore how the arts can improve the quality of life of individuals and communities through connecting to any of our other project categories. (In this case, please choose the relevant other category on your application form.) We are particularly keen to hear from people who are arts practitioners, in any arts form.

Alternatively, this year we have a special category for glass-makers and invite applications from those working in this medium who would benefit from overseas learning.

DEADLINE: 18 SEPTEMBER

From 23 October to 10 November 2018, Camden People’s Theatre will present a three-week festival of adventurous performance exploring displacement, migration and refuge.

“What does it mean to be an exile – or a descendant of exiles? To whom do we owe refuge, and how do we best provide it? Who gets to feel at home in Britain in 2018 – and who doesn’t?”

We are seeking

  • Full productions exploring themes directly relevant to our festival
  • In-development or short (max 25min) performances for mixed-bill ‘scratch’ or cabaret nights
  • Other unusual performance events that may work in the context of this festival

DEADLINE: 04 JUNE

CAMDEN PEOPLE'S THEATRE - THEATRE MAKERS FOR NEW FESTIVAL
http://www.19-27.co.uk/talent-developmet/

We are currently looking for an Assistant Director to work with us on our forthcoming remount & tour of The Animals and Children took to the Streets. To find out more and apply, Download the Application pack here & Diversity Monitoring Form here

DEADLINE: 04 JUNE

We invite our audiences to experience new work across a spectrum of performing arts in the heart of the University of York - from theatre, to spoken word to new writing and live music.

Venutre Fest will transform the university into an unrecognisable, independent space. Showcasing our community's most exciting emerging artists, through bold and unexpected performance.

This is the inaugural launch of one of the most dedicated and supportive new artist festival in the North, reflecting the contemporary importance and cultural vibrancy that York has to offer.

Tickets available from:
https://tftv.ticketsolve.com/shows

 
JOBS AT YTR
JOBS AT YTR
https://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/page/jobs.php
- Events Manager
- Fundraising Volunteers