Applications open for Live Lab Theatre Bursary

Peter Lathan

Applications are now open for Live Theatre’s annual new writing Live Lab Bursary.

The Bursary, which is intended to “support innovative approaches to text-based theatre making, for outstanding, imaginative, theatrical ideas which say something new and unexpected,” offers £2,000, dramaturgical and producing support, space for R&D and rehearsals and the opportunity to have work performed at Live, often as part of Elevator Festival.

Previous Bursary winners include fanSHEN, which developed Lists for the End of the World, presented at Elevator Festival 2016 and performed at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017; Alistair McDowell for Captain Amazing and Alison Carr for The Soaking of Vera Shrimp, both of which were developed into full-length plays and presented at Live Theatre.

There were four Bursary winners for 2017: Katie Bonna for Paper. Scissors. Stone, Christina Berriman Dawson for Rat Boy, Gameshow Theatre for Nuclear War and Rebekah Bowsher for Spoon Theory, all of which can be seen at Live Theatre’s Elevator Festival (10 to 17 March).

To apply, e-mail a proposal of no more than 500 words or one side of A4 outlining the project, the artists involved and the process of how you work to Applicants may also want to include images and video links of the idea or previous projects. The deadline is Friday 16 March at 5PM.

This is an open opportunity for UK-based individuals, collaborations or companies.