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Call for submissions: Starting Blocks 2019

Applications are now open for CPT’s annual artist support scheme Starting Blocks: a creative community for developing new theatre work.

Starting Blocks invites artists to create innovative new projects with CPT’s support, as part of a peer network encouraging collaboration and engagement between participants. Over ten weeks, selected artists meet weekly to share practice, ideas and their developing works, culminating in a work-in-progress performance shown at CPT’s Sprint Festival.

We’re looking for shows the like of which we’ve never seen before: new work, new ways of making theatre, new experiences for audiences. Applicants can apply with just an idea, or with an idea that has undergone early-stage development, and now needs space, structure, and peer support to help bring it to life.  NB we are unlikely to support new writing, revivals of classic plays, or pure dance projects.

To apply, please download and read this document and apply via the google form which can be found at the bottom of the page. Please bear in mind that Starting Blocks involves a significant time commitment. Rehearsal space is available Mon-Fri 10am-6pm.

The deadline for Starting Blocks applications is Wednesday 12 September at 10am. Any questions, please email James on [email protected]

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