Opportunities & calls for submissions

Call for submissions: Sprint 2019

Applications are now open for Sprint 2019, which runs from March 5 to 23, 2019.

Sprint is London’s major annual festival of new and unusual theatre. It showcases work by the most exciting new artists and companies in the UK and beyond.  With Sprint, Camden People’s Theatre opens its doors widely to artists at the very start of their careers, artists who’ve never performed at CPT before, or artists with brand new projects to perform.

“A vital, nourishing seedbed for bold, new and emerging artists” – The Stage, March 2016

Since its inception in 1997 as a showcase for ‘physical, visual and unusual theatre’, companies to find early success at the festival include Unlimited Theatre, Fevered Sleep and Shunt. More recently, Sprint has featured the work of Action Hero, Made In China, Sh!t Theatre and Coney.

For more information and to apply, please read the Sprint 2019 call-out. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 17 October at midday (12noon). Any questions, please email James on [email protected]

Job opportunity: Front of House Supervisor

CPT are on the lookout for hard-working and enthusiastic Front of House Supervisors.

The Front of House team is the public face of the theatre, welcoming the audience and delivering first class customer service while ensuring that health & safety and licensing regulations are met.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please read the Job Description then send your CV with a short covering letter (no more than one A4 page) and an Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form to Harriet ([email protected]).

In the covering letter please outline your interest in the role and what skills and experience you would bring to CPT.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 18 October at 12noon. Please add the subject line “FoH Supervisor application” in the title of the email.

Interviews will be held shortly after for candidates who are available to start from 28 October.

Call for submissions: LIVE 9

No, not the fuckstorm courtesy of Bono et al.

Instead – Barrel Organ and Camden People’s Theatre presents LIVE 9, a scratch night taking place at Camden People’s Theatre, for under-represented artists making experimental and non-traditional work that specifically acknowledges the presence of the audience and plays with the ‘liveness’ of theatre.

As a company, Barrel Organ make work that is self-consciously theatrical; plays with the unique ‘liveness’ that theatre offers as an art form; and continually seeks to explore and deconstruct the relationship between performer and spectator.

The night is a space for artists currently under-represented in theatre, who are working in/with non-traditional forms to be able to test new material in front of an audience. The aim is to offer a platform and chance for constructive and beneficial criticism.

We’re looking for bold, experimental and uncompromising work that tackles a wide range of issues, agendas and ideas.

With support from Camden People’s Theatre we are able to offer each artist/company selected a flat fee of £50 for the night and a day’s rehearsals space.

The LIVE nights offer the opportunity for emerging, as well as more established, artists and companies to test up to 20 minutes of material in front of an audience.

LIVE 8 will take place on Monday 3 December, 7.30pm at Camden People’s Theatre.

Submissions are now open. Please download the  LIVE 9 Call for Submissions Info and the Application Form and return them to [email protected] by  Friday 2 November, 5pm.

We cannot promise that Bono or Bob Geldof will be there.

An invitation to anyone from a refugee background interested in performing comedy

As part of our No Direction Home festival this autumn, CPT in partnership with Counterpoints Arts will be running a series of one-on-one sessions, group workshops and writing exercises to prepare for a unique comedy show where YOU can perform.

If you love a laugh, think you might have something funny or interesting to say, or are just looking to grow in confidence by learning how to talk in front of a group – then why not give standup comedy a try?

Whether you are an aspiring comedian seeking to improve your material or an absolute beginner looking to tell jokes for the first time – all are welcome. We can prove that anyone can be a comedian! Yes, even you! Sign up, come along and find out…

Sessions will run throughout October towards a performance in early November. They will be led by professional comedian Tom Parry who has been nominated for (and even won) several awards and performed in comedy clubs up and down the country. He is a writer and director of comedy who has worked in television and theatres for over ten years. The sessions will culminate in an evening of stand-up on Sunday 4 November.

London travel expenses will be paid for training sessions. For more information and to register interest, contact [email protected]

No Direction Home is a new festival produced by Camden People’s Theatre exploring displacement, migration and refuge.


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