Cumbernauld Theatre Company are 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 2024.
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 Friday 1 December 2023.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their proposal on Thursday 14 December 2023. The invitations to Pitch will be issued no later than Thursday 7 December 2023, giving applicants one week to prepare. Please note that all creative teams invited to participate in the pitch sessions will be paid £65 per pitch.
Cumbernauld Theatre is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our productions. We encourage applications from artists of all backgrounds and experiences.
In addition, we expect the selected Creative Team to adhere to the values and behaviours of Cumbernauld Theatre. These values include a commitment to fostering a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, promoting artistic excellence, and engaging with the local community. Full values and behaviours can be viewed in the attached document.
The Creative Team will work closely with our Creative Producer, Fraser Morrison, throughout the entire production process. This collaborative partnership will be essential in bringing the production to its fullest potential and aligning it with Cumbernauld Theatre’s artistic vision.
Furthermore, the Executive Producer overseeing this production will be Ken Alexander, who will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the role, ensuring that the production will receive the necessary support and resources to succeed.
Cumbernauld Theatre is a vibrant and innovative theatre located in the heart of Cumbernauld, Scotland. Working at the heart of our community we are invested in defining our creativity and culture together, in delivering an arts programme that enhances our life, broadens our perspective and nurtures performance arts skills for a creative, innovative, fairer Scotland.
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