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31Jan. 2017.

Plays Without Décor

Calling all budding directors! 

If you are a young or emerging director in need of space and support to workshop some of your brilliant theatrical ideas, our Plays Without Décor programme may be just what you're looking for. As part of our Learning and Participation Programme, led by David Graham, Wilton’s is offering eight emerging directors the chance to use our new, purpose-built Aldgate and Allhallows Learning and Participation Studio for one week between June 2017 – September 2017.

This light, airy space can accommodate up to 40 people, including audience and company, and you will be able to use it entirely free for a week. During that week, you may choose to produce one reading, workshop or semi-staged performance and we will manage the Box Office if you choose to perform for a paying audience. You will also be entitled to up to two hours of mentoring from Wilton's staff in the field of producing, marketing, fundraising or working for and with young people.

We are delighted to be able to offer this exciting opportunity to new directors thanks to support from the Noel Coward Foundation www.noelcoward.org. The closing date for applications is Monday 27th March 2017.

To Apply simply download the info sheet and application form and send to info@wiltons.org.uk with 'Plays Without Decor' as the subject title.
Info sheet
Application form

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1Jul. 2016.

Calling all budding poets

Ida Barr's Drop the Mic Poetry Night

On Monday 12th September, we are presenting a historically inaccurate poetry night compered by none other than faded Music Hall Star, Ida Barr. Poetry and rhyme was an integral part of Victorian Music Hall entertainment. Often performers would use poetry to inform their audiences of current events and political issues of the day.

We are looking for four emerging poets to perform a short ten-minute set at this event, including at least one poem about current events.
  If you would like to apply, please fill in our Application Form and email it to d.graham@wiltons.org.uk.

Deadline extended to Friday 2nd September at midday.
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2Feb. 2016.

Wilton’s Strike! Dance Festival: Applications Open

2nd - 5th May 2016

After a very successful pilot festival in 2014, Wilton’s Strike! returns in 2016, once more commissioning work from promising choreographers. Applicants are asked to submit a proposal for a new piece of choreography on the theme of memory.  Six choreographers will be selected to develop their piece which will be shown at Wilton’s in early May as well as live streamed online.

Wilton's has a reputation for presenting outstanding dance. You could be following in the footsteps of artists such as Mark Bruce Company, whose production of Dracula, co-commissioned by Wilton's, won The South Bank Sky Arts Award for Dance in 2013. 

“Wilton’s Music Hall is fast becoming a significant dance venue, with its festival presenting a compelling mix of new work.” The Observer (on Wilton’s Strike! 2014)

For more information and to apply, download the links below.
Applications close: 5̶̶̶p̶̶̶m̶̶̶ ̶̶̶o̶̶̶n̶̶̶ ̶̶̶F̶̶̶r̶̶̶i̶̶̶d̶̶̶a̶̶̶y̶̶̶ ̶̶̶2̶̶̶6̶̶̶t̶̶̶h̶̶̶ ̶̶̶F̶̶̶e̶̶̶b̶̶̶r̶̶̶u̶̶̶a̶̶̶r̶̶̶y̶̶̶ ̶̶̶2̶̶̶0̶̶̶1̶̶̶6̶̶̶.
Application deadline has been extended to 5pm on Wednesday 2nd March 2016.
↓ Application Guidelines (docx
↓ Application Form (docx) 

Images by Judita Kuniskyte of last year's choreographers including Dane Hurst, Elise Nuding, Jack Webb, Ieva Kuniskis, Jo Meredith & Rebecca Evans (Pell Ensemble)

“It has been an amazing experience for me for so many reasons. Having commission money meant I was able to have a small team around me - working with a dramaturg and a composer for the first time opened up so many new processes and questions. I am now looking forward to creating a duet with ACE funding - this never would have happened if you guys didn't believe in me first!” Ieva Kuniskis (Choreographer, Wilton’s Strike! 2014)

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