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DIGITAL EDGE

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
How can you create characters and situations using social media and digital technologies?
How does audience participation influence and shape the story?
How can you build multimedia narratives which resonate within a live theatre space?
We are looking for innovative approaches which respond to the way in which digital interactions are now an intrinsic part of most people’s social existence, and which explore how social media can support creative interaction between practitioners, and between practitioners and audiences.
The Brief
Edge Hill University, North West Playwrights and Capital Theatre Festival 2012 invite proposals from writers and theatre practitioners for projects which explore the relationships between virtual and live spaces.
We encourage pitches for dramas which develop narratives over multiple platforms.
Your project must culminate in a live performance of approximately 30 minutes duration, to be shown at The Rose Theatre in autumn 2012.
The Process
Project proposals should be no more than 800 words in length and submitted online at www.edgehill.ac.uk/rosetheatre by Tuesday 1 May.
Up to 6 proposals will be selected and the shortlisted artists will be invited to pitch their ideas at Capital Theatre Festival at mac birmingham on Thursday 24 May before a panel of judges and a live audience. Support for travel costs will be available.
Candidates are encouraged to be as imaginative as possible in approaching the pitch – to explore innovative ways of creating an entertaining theatrical experience for the audience.
Up to two proposals will be selected, and will receive practical, dramaturgical and financial support to be developed towards a live showing at a special event at the Rose Theatre, Edge Hill, in Autumn 2012.
Support to include:
Space to work at Edge Hill
Dramaturgy/mentoring provided by NWP and Edge Hill staff
Travel costs
Accommodation
Production costs – to be agreed.
If you would like further clarification, or an informal discussion about the project, please contatct Chris Bridgman at North West Playwrights – newplaysnw@hotmail.com or 0161 237 1978.
Further Reading
For ideas, provocations and previous work in this area, see:

Kate Chapman
Theatre Writing Partnership
Chief Executive and Artistic Director

0115 9474361

THEATRE WRITING PARTNERSHIP IS CLOSING DOWN AT THE END OF JUNE 2012.

OUR FINAL PROJECTS ARE:

MAKING TRACKS 

– a series of travel bursaries to support seven new theatre projects led by writers and artists in the East Midlands: Andy Barrett, Michael Pinchbeck, Jane Upton, Mufaro Makubika, The Gramophones, Amanda Whittington, Laura Lomas and Esther Richardson.

UNEARTHING TOWTHORPE 

– a web app to allow families to explore the grounds of Belton House near Grantham. A collaboration between a playwright, a sound designer and 2 digital technologists supported by the Breath of Fresh Air programme. 


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