A paid opportunity for Theatremakers

20th - 24th February 2017

WHAT IS REACT?

We are giving teams of Theatremakers from the Open Exchange Network the opportunity to create a piece of work at the Exchange over one week in February 2017. It’s a chance to play, explore and develop the way you make work.

We are especially interested in artists of different disciplines collaborating to respond to this provocation, and all teams must consist of 2 or more Network members.

PROVOCATION AND CONSTRAINTS

Talking to Tomorrow

How do we reframe and retell today's global tales for children today who, will in turn, become tomorrow's leaders and citizens?

Were you surprised when the Conservatives got in 2015? Devastated or elated about leaving Europe? Shocked when Trump got elected President? Or was this exactly what you thought would happen?

As the world becomes more polarised, social media algorithms fuel confirmation bias, and people are pushed further into their entrenched ways of thinking, how do we open dialogue between factions and push towards a more united, less divisive future?

Can, and how can, allegory, modern day fables and storytelling aid the above?


PARAMETERS:

- For ages 6-11
- No tech support from the RET will be provided (although groups could provide their own)
- The focus of the outcome should be a ‘pop up’ performance/experience, which could take place e.g. in a classroom/gallery/community centre

WHAT WE CAN PROVIDE

- A fee for each group
- Rehearsal space for one week at the Exchange 20th – 24th February
- A small budget for props/hires


HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this opportunity, please send us:

A short proposal (no more than 300 words) about your idea. You don’t need to know the outcome of the idea but tell us what you hope to achieve or discover. A short introduction to your team (no more than 300 words). Who you are and why you want to work together.

You can email these to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively you can apply by sending an unedited video (no longer than 2 minutes in length) to the same address.

All shortlisted groups will be invited to come to the theatre for a discussion of your idea on 30th January or 1st February 2017.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 20 January 2017