Residencies announced!

Blue Elephant Theatre is delighted to announce that it has awarded its two residencies to Found in Translation Theatre Company and CEMENT.

CEMENT Theatre, comprised of Evie Jones and David Bolwell who studied together at the University of York, are developing a one woman show blending spoken word, monologue and music. This autobiographical piece, also called CEMENT, explores what friendship means and is being developed with a teenaged audience in mind.

Found in Translation, who previously produced Cassandra at the Blue Elephant in 2018, are developing a script co-written by Lyna Dubary and Lou Stassen for the company. Found in Translation aim to make modern theatre with adaptation and inspiration from the past and “I Wanted to Ask” looks at uncovering female experiences from the past.

The residencies will take place in January and February, with R&D space, a small bursary and the opportunity to showcase the work provided.

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Residency Opportunities at the Blue Elephant

Date published
Wednesday 9 October 2019

The Blue Elephant is delighted to be able to offer week-long residencies to two emerging artists/companies. These residencies are for the live performing arts, particularly theatre and dance, to provide research and development time. The offer is:

• 5 days space in Blue Elephant’s Theatre (Monday to Friday, 10am – 5.30pm) for research and development of a new piece. The piece can already be a work in progress or be completely new. These weeks will be in January 2020, ideally Monday 20th – Friday 24th and Monday 27th – Friday 31st.
• £300 bursary towards the expenses of those taking part
• Artistic, marketing, press and fundraising mentoring
• Some technical support and the opportunity to present a showcase in our professional theatre

We are always excited to meet new emerging artists and hear about new work. We also love when artists who have worked at Blue Elephant previously look to come back to develop new ideas because they find the space nurturing and supportive. For these residencies, we have decided that one will go to an artist/company who is completely new to us and one to an artist/company who has done work at BET before.

Please see here for more information and for the application form. Please apply by October 25th.