Cumbernauld Theatre Trust is looking to support a new interpretation of a classic Christmas or Winter story to be created and presented as our Main Stage production in December 2023.
We love a great story and so telling a good story should be at the heart of the experience you want to create for our audiences. Is there a story that you and your team are yearning to tell next festive season? What story do you think audiences will be excited to hear in Cumbernauld?
We’re looking for daring and theatrical approaches to telling a well-known recognised story. It will be a story you love and believe in your heart that audiences in Cumbernauld will love too. It will be a story and production that appeals to family and school audiences. It may have puppets, it may have live musicians and dance, it may have live and recorded digital camera work, it may have no set whatsoever – it’s your idea. We just need to know what you are thinking and why you want to tell your story this way.
We’re looking for teams of creatives living and working in Scotland to articulate to us their approach to creating this Christmas production – with artistic idea development, script commissioning, and/or your devising process clearly defined. We want to hear:
First and foremost, we want to support a great idea for a great show. We welcome those with lots, or a little professional theatre making experience to submit ideas. As long as you can show us you have a level of professional experience that will allow you to realise your artistic and ambitious idea.
Tell us on no more than three pages of A4 (or by video – no more than 7 mins in length):
Submissions should be sent to our Creative Producer, Fraser Morrison on firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Monday 17 October 2022.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their proposal on Monday 31 October 2022. The invitations to Pitch will be issued no later than Monday 24 October giving applicants one week to prepare. Please note all creative teams invited to take part in the pitch sessions will be paid £65 per pitch.
Cumbernauld Theatre is a performing arts charity that produces and presents theatre, music, dance and comedy for the community of Cumbernauld and North Lanarkshire.
From our new arts centre, Lanternhouse, based on the Cumbernauld Academy Campus, we deliver an all engaging and professional programme for the entertainment, enjoyment, and enrichment of our diverse community.
Cumbernauld’s new cultural home is a friendly and welcoming centre for inclusive community creativity, for performance practice innovation and experimentation in production. The venue is a platform for Cumbernauld Theatre’s in-house productions and co-productions, for leading visiting theatre, dance, music and comedy performers and multi-disciplinary creatives.
Working at the heart of our community we are building creativity, broadening perspectives, supporting community cohesion, enhancing life experiences and investing in performance arts skills development for a creative, innovative, fairer Scotland.
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