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NEWVOLUTIONS: Scratch Night (Roundabout Special)

Posted by Laura Swain, 24th July 2019, 08:30am

Every year Lincoln Performing Arts Centre presents work-in-progress evenings by local and regional theatre makers, dancers and choreographers, performers and artists offering audiences an informal opportunity to have a say in the creative process. On Sunday 6th October, as part of PopOut Festival 2019, we are giving creatives the opportunity to scratch their work in the world’s first pop up, plug-and-play-theatre, the Roundabout.

Each artist selected to perform at Newvolutions: Scratch Night will receive access to studio space and support in finding actors, resources etc. to help bring their ideas to the stage. They will also receive support and feedback following the showcase on how to better develop their work. We are interested in a range of different ideas at various stages of evolution with the smallest embryo of a new idea sharing the nest with pieces that are more fully fledged.


Call for NEWVOLUTIONS: Scratch Night – Sunday 6th October – 9pm – Roundabout Theatre

Applications are open to artists and companies based in Lincolnshire, the Midlands, the North of England and East Anglia. If you have the embryo of a show or an innovative new idea that needs some space and/or technical resources to develop, please submit:

  1. a CV
  2. a short proposal (maximum two sides of A4), outlining:
    1. available dates between 23rd Sept-6th October for rehearsal
    1. a synopsis of what you want to explore
    1. what you hope to discover through the process
    1. why your work would suit an in the round space
    1. what sort of support you might need e.g. level of rehearsal time, access to performers/ technicians etc.

Successful proposals will be selected on the nature of the idea and our ability to present your work in a way that is beneficial to your creative ambition. Put all of this in one document (Word or PDF), and email by 5pm Friday 9th August 2019.  Successful proposals will be informed by Friday 16th August. We look forward to hearing from you.