Introducing the TheatreFest15 New Work Award
As you are no doubt aware NODA has partnered with the Isle of Man Arts Council in a five-year project to pioneer and promote new work for the theatre:
Launched in the Isle of Man in May TheatreFest15 is already generating exciting new initiatives, central to which is the TheatreFest15 New Work Award, a competition to be held each year throughout the projects five-year lifespan which this year invites writers to submit a one-act play on slavery, a theme that will shape and inspire all TheatreFest initiatives throughout 2015.
The winning entry will be produced in 2016 for one night at the Talisman Theatre in Kenilworth, Warwickshire and be staged at the Gaiety Theatre, Douglas in the Isle of Man as part of that years TheatreFest programme.
We believe this initiative to find a new work for the stage, with its potent theme of slavery - as prevalent now as it was in the past, albeit in a different guise - has the power to unlock exciting new writing talent as well as inspire established authors. Tony Gibbs, NODA chief executive.
And in the spirit of NODA and TheatreFests quest to remove barriers, galvanise imagination and drive change in amateur theatre, the competition is open to writers not only in the British Isles but also anywhere in the world.
Opening up creative opportunities globally is a truly compelling proposition.
Michael Lees, vice-president, Isle of Man Arts Council.
NODA is proud to be championing new work for the stage through its support of the TheatreFest15 New Work Award, a project it believes resonates with the associations vision of Inspiring Theatre.
If you are similarly inspired, you can find all the details at theatrefest15.com.