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New Perspectives Theatre Company looks for playwright for rural theatre research project

New Perspectives Theatre Company are looking for expressions of interest from playwrights with an interest or knowledge in interactive theatre to work with director Tilly Branson on a practical theatre project based in the East Midlands.

In 2012, New Perspectives and the University of Nottingham were awarded AHRC funding for a collaborative PhD titled ‘Re-Imagining the Rural Tour: New Forms for New Audiences’, to be undertaken by Tilly Branson. The PhD consists of both theoretical and practical research into how experimentation in form can work within the model of rural touring within the UK.

The first practical research project will be looking at different modes of interactivity that can be used in performance in order to generate discussion and debate with audiences and incorporate this dramaturgically. Having examined the trend for interactive theatre evident in urban areas and festivals, we are interested in exploring how different interactive techniques and strategies might work in a show for rural audiences in order to facilitate discussion on issues affecting the rural landscape and population.

We are looking for a writer to take a key role in this project, working with the director to develop the research, and writing content which will be tried out with audiences. The work will involve working responsively to create content in an iterative research process, and is not a commission to write a full play, but rather to be part of a collaborative process with a director.

To discuss this opportunity further, please contact Tilly Branson by email to on o115 973 9120. The fee for this work is up to £1,200.

Closing date 25 April 2014.

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