The Bread & Roses Emerging Company Award 2021 open for submissions
Thanks to funding from the Culture Recovery Fund, we are able to go ahead with The Bread & Roses Emerging Company Award 2021, which will offer an emerging BAME/BIPoC*-led theatre company a one-week funded research and development (R&D) period, envisaged for March 2021, with the additional possibility of a professional production run at the theatre at a later point.
*See full details and information on how to apply here.
Deadline is January 31st, 2021.
Welcoming new team members
With much delay - after the 2020 whirlwind and hold up on particularly in-house projects - we have finally found our new Associate Producer: Natalie Chan.
Natalie is a producer from Hong Kong and now based in London. She works in the fundraising team for Creative Youth Charity and is a recipient of the Blackbaud Scholarship for pursuing a part time MA in Philanthropic Studies at the University of Kent.
Recent highlights include working with BFI Network to deliver fundraising workshops and producing Dumbledore Is So Gay which won the VAULT Festival’s Origins Award 2020. She previously trained as Resident Assistant Producer at Theatre503 and worked as Box Office Deputy Manager for Pleasance Theatre Trust.
Also joining the team is Lynne McConway as our newly appointed Finance & Funding Manager.
Lynne is an independent producer and arts fundraiser. She left a career in the City three years ago to pursue a career in theatre and produced Vibrant 2017 and Returning to Haifa, both at Finborough Theatre , and Tiger Mum at VAULT festival 2020. Lynne was Assistant Producer in 2018 at Vicky Graham Productions where she worked on Thor & Loki at Edinburgh Fringe. In 2019, she was awarded a Stage One New Producer bursary.
Most recently, Lynne worked with Iris Theatre as Fundraising Coordinator raising funds for their summer seasons and a Covid19 emergency appeal. She was also responsible for bid writing and fundraising as part of her role as Line Producer with Flute Theatre.
We are incredibly grateful for the funding, donations and support we have received throughout this troubling time, but continue being reliant on further help whilst on lockdown or pyhsical-distancing-restrictions. If you can support us in keeping fringe theatre alive and exciting, we are grateful for any donations.