Opportunities & calls for submissions

Spring 2019 Seed Commission – call for submissions

With the support of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, we offer six seed commissions annually targeted to artists from BAME backgrounds, to support the development of innovative new theatre projects. Two of these commissions are on offer in Spring 2019: successful candidates will receive £750, the equivalent of one week’s rehearsal space, and the opportunity to present a ‘scratch’ performance (up to 25 mins long) as part of our artistic programme.

These commissions are offered to artists of colour in recognition of the fact these artists are currently underrepresented in contemporary theatre. Successful projects to have emerged from the scheme include Lanre Malaolu’s Elephant in the Room (later a recipient of CPT’s Home Run commission), Paula Varjack’s The Cult of K*nzo and HighRise Theatre’s Merryville.

To find out more and apply, please read the Call for Submissions Info and submit an application via the Google form inside.

Deadline for applications is 10am on Friday 8 March. 

LIVE 10 Submissions Callout

Barrel Organ and Camden People’s Theatre presents LIVE 10, a scratch night 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, CPT associates 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, and who are working in/with non-traditional forms, to test new material in front of an audience. The aim is to offer a platform and chance for constructive and beneficial criticism.

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

LIVE 10 will take place on Monday 25th March, 7.30pm.

Submissions are now open. Please download the Call for Submissions Info and the Application Form and return them to [email protected] by Saturday 2nd March, 5pm.

Have you got a show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019?

Would you like to test out your ideas to an audience?

What we are looking for:

Artists and companies who would like to preview their Edinburgh show at Camden People’s Theatre, from 15th July to 22nd July. Please bear in mind we will be looking for shows which fit with our programme.

We are unlikely to consider: ‘plays’ as traditionally understood; ‘new writing’; formally conventional work; straight monologues; or any work made according to the usual writer-director-actor hierarchies. We can’t accept scripts as part of your application.

What we can offer:

  • For a £250 slot, you will get a 85/15 box office split.
  • A technician to support your get in.
  • You will be listed on website and sold through our box office.
  • Help on marketing your show at CPT.

Click here to apply. Submissions close at 12 noon Monday 1st April.

Call for Board Members

We are seeking to recruit several new board members with the capacity and skills to oversee the next phase of our work. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with specialist skills in: capital projects / building development; marketing / PR; producing new work; accountancy / finance; and from those with strong connections to the Camden community.

We actively encourage applications from people who identify as female, LGTBQIA+, working- class, people with disabilities and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. We’re also interested in hearing from people who work outside London.

How to Apply

Please send an expression of interest and a CV to Executive Director Kaya Stanley- Money [email protected] by 12pm, Friday 8 March. Prospective board members will be invited to attend an interview on either Wednesday 13 or Wednesday 20 March. Please notify us in your email if you would be unable to attend these dates, and we will endeavour to find an alternative.

Click here to find out more.

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