New Performance Opportunities at the London Welsh Centre as part of The Bloomsbury Festival.
“Rage, rage against the dying of the light”
To celebrate the UNESCO supported international year of light and the Bloomsbury Festival Tigz Theatre and The London Welsh Centre are holding a competition to find two new pieces of performance on the theme of “Rage, rage against the dying of the light”. This famous line from Dylan Thomas’ “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” has been selected as a jumping off point for performances which are up for the chance of winning eight development sessions as part of the Audience or Judge’s Award. Submissions for the competition should be no more than twenty minutes in length and should be a taster of what a full scale performance might offer.
The Audience Award will see members of the public vote for their favourite piece, while the judging panel will select a piece that they feel would benefit most from further development. The judges will include Hannah Ellis, granddaughter of Dylan Thomas, David Evans and Dr Jamie Robinson-Burt the Artistic Director and Technical Director of Tigz Theatre and staff from The London Welsh Centre.
Five pieces will be short listed by the judges to be performed at a week of new performance nights which will form part of the Bloomsbury Festival. From these pieces two will be selected and will each receive eight development sessions with Tigz Theatre during 2016. These pieces when developed will be then receive a scratch performance as part of our 2016 season.
Submissions must be accompanied by a covering letter which should include a 250 word synopsis of the piece being submitted and a 250 word synopsis of what a full scale performance would look like. Terms and conditions of entry can be found on the Tigz Theatre website (www.tigztheatre.co.uk) and entries should be received by midnight on Sunday 20th September 2015.
Submissions received after this time will not be considered.
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Terms and conditions
Tigz Theatre is an equal opportunities employer and submissions from all backgrounds and on all topics will be considered.
Submissions are welcome in the English and Welsh languages. Applications in other languages cannot be considered.
Submissions should be received no later than midnight on Sunday 13th September 2015. Submissions received after this will not be considered.
All applications must be accompanied by a complete application form. Applications without a completed application form will not be considered.
The initial performances should be no more than 20 minutes in length and take no more than 5 minutes to set up.
The shortlisted applicants are expected to stage the initial performance for the duration of the new performance event. Any cost incurred during this initial staging are the responsibility of the applicant. Tigz Theatre will provide technical support for the new performance event and will provide additional relevant support (casting, directing, networking etc) at the discretion of the Artistic and Technical Director.
The ordering of performances during the new performance event is at the desecration of Tigz Theatres Artistic Director. Their decision on ordering is final.
The new performance event will take place at 19.30 in “The Bar” between the 19th and 23rd October 2015. Tigz Theatre and The London Welsh Centre reserve the right to extend the performance until the 25th October 2015.
All applicants must be willing and able to perform on all dates between the 19th and 25th October 2015.
Tigz Theatre and The London Welsh Centre will market the new performance event to their members through their websites, social media channels and through a limited print media run.
The winners of the judges and audience award will both receive eight development sessions with Tigz Theatre which will be scheduled to fit with Tigz Theatre and The London Welsh Centre’s existing commitments.
In the event that the judges and audience choose the same piece the judge’s award will be given to the judge’s second choice.
Tigz Theatre and The London Welsh Centre will program the scratch performances to fit with their existing commitments during 2016 and reserves the right to add extra dates if the demand requires it.
The scratch performances will take place in the Main Hall during 2016 with artistic and technical support from Tigz Theatre.
Tigz Theatre and The London Welsh Centre will market the scratch performances to their members through their websites, social media channels and through a limited print media run.
By entering the competition the applicants agree that Tigz Theatre and The London Welsh have the right to retain all Box Office receipts from the scratch performances. Applicants also agree that Tigz Theatre has first refusal to be involved in any additional performances of the developed performance between 2016 and 2018.
Tigz Theatre often tours it’s work to venues across the UK, and will endeavour to offer the developed productions to our touring partners. Touring performances is not always possible and not all productions are booked by our partners. Should a production be booked, we will endeavour to secure funding and finances from relevant sources and all involved parties will be paid and treated equally in line with Tigz Theatre’s ensemble policy.
The judging panel will consist of:
Hannah Ellis (The Dylan Thomas Estate)
Trefor Ellis (The Dylan Thomas Estate)
David Evans (Tigz Theatre)
Dr Jamie Robinson-Burt (Tigz Theatre)
Ceri Wyn (The London Welsh Centre)
Iddon Jones (The London Welsh Centre)
David Evans, Tigz Theatre’s Artistic Director will chair the judging panel and his vote will be used to resolve any dead locks on the judging.
The judge’s decision is final.
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