Welcome to the June edition of the house newsletter. With Summer now officially in full swing we look ahead to the tours visiting the network from July onwards, recap on the current greenhouse call out and reveal the details of our latest touring development day for artists.
greenhouse call out
The deadline for the latest round of greenhouse seed funding is fast approaching, with the application process closing on Wednesday 17th June. The greenhouse awards consist of £3000-£8000 to support theatre makers and venues in the house network to test ideas at their earliest stages of development and explore new ways of creating theatre together. Visit the greenhouse project pages to learn more about previous award recipients.
Beginning in July, we’ll be touring Les Enfants Terribles‘ Dr Longitude’s Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie to venues in the network who will present the performance in an outdoor space local to their organisation. Ahead of the tour we asked Oxford Playhouse’s programmer, Katy Snelling, to share some advice for venues planning their first outdoor venture, have a read of her blog on the house website.
We talked to Jessica Jordan-Wrench of Tom Thumb Theatre in Margate about her work at one of the smallest theatres in the network, and how the organisation is building an appetite for contemporary theatre amongst local audiences.Read her profile in full on the house website.
With the early 2015 tours coming to an end in June, the house team have turned their attention to the tours visiting the network in the second half of the year onwards. We’re excited to announce that these include:
- Les Enfants Terribles with Dr Longitude’s Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie
- A Journey Round My Skull by KILN
- International clown and circus company Baccala Clown with Pss Pss
- He Had Hairy Hands by Kill The Beast
- Little Soldier Productions and The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha
- JMK award-winning Director Cathal Cleary with the house recommission award to remount and tour Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh
- New Zealand company Little Dog Barking visit the network Duck, Death and the Tulip
touring development days
The latest touring development day is now open for bookings from artists and companies who want to interrogate and develop their touring practice. Taking place at Farnham Maltings on Wednesday 15th July, the day will be facilitated by the team at house and will include practical tasks on topics such as budgeting, along with peer-to-peer learning. Visit the Eventbrite page to book a place.
house in Edinburgh
The house team will again be at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe between 24th – 28th August, along with over 40 programmers from within the network. We’re interested to hear from artists who have a production programmed at the festival and feel it could be suitable for member of the house network to attend during their visit. Read about our four programming strands and get in touch with Katie Williams with more information about your show if you think it’s a good fit.
festivals this month
June is yet another busy month full of opportunities to see work. Festivals to seek inspiration from include Incoming Festival in London, Greenwich + Docklands International Festival and Theatre Fest Barnstaple. Talawa Firsts, the annual season of new work from the best in emerging Black theatre artists, runs this month and also features talks and workshops, including a session on getting a project off the ground with ACE, Tara Arts and our own Richard Kingdom.