Emerging Perspectives

New Perspectives has launched 2014-15 Emerging Perspectives (EP) Programme; a range of inspiring opportunities aimed at emerging artists from across the East Midlands. Bridging the gap between training and working in the industry, the programme support artists  by sharing practices, skills and expertise, business acumen, creating networks, stimulating creativity and offering relevant professional development at a vital point in their careers. The programme runs from New Perspectives' base in Nottingham.

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Emerging Playwrights: An opportunity for new writers to develop a unique theatrical voice. We will select 4 emerging writers, who will be supported by a professional dramaturg  to each create a piece for the EP Company with a village connection. The EP Writers programme kicks off  with a master-class with the visionary writer David Rudkin in November. Application deadline: Thursday 16 October 2014.

Masterclasses: A series of inspiring masterclass sessions with major figures from the theatre industry.  At each session we aim to bring together East Midland's theatre-makers at varying career stages and in doing so create a stimulating learning environment.  The series begins with a rare master-class with writer David Rudkin,  followed by Coney's Tassos Stevens turning the focus to interactive theatre. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis,

Long Play Writing Competition: A full length play (LP) writing competition open to writers either from or based in the East Midlands. We are looking for writers with a distinctive voice, both original ideas and adaptations. Submission deadline: Friday 9 January 2015.

EP Company: An opportunity for aspiring actors, directors, designers (set, costume, lighting or sound) composers, stage managers or writers aged 18+, to take part in a company of emerging East Midlands theatre-makers. The company will rehearse new material written by the EP writers and tour for a week in July 2015. Application deadline: Friday 20 February 2015.

Applications for all these opportunities are now open. For more information or to download application forms visit the New Perspectives website.