Worcestershire’s leading new theatre and writing showcase, will be coming to the Palace Theatre Redditch on 18 May 2018 and is calling for new work.
Jump Start is an initiative run by Worcestershire Arts Partnership, supported by Worcestershire County Council, to provide opportunities for new theatre work to be performed.
The current project is looking for new theatre work that has not previously been performed. It needs to be between 10 - 15 minutes long and low-tech. The performances require the work to be rehearsed and ‘off-script', ideally from Worcestershire-based performers.
Previously there have been successful performance evenings at the Malvern Cube and the project has so far showcased over 35 new plays and performances by theatre makers in the county and wider region.
Project co-ordinators Steve Wilson and Lee Farley are excited at the prospect of taking Jump Start to a new area and how this might influence to new material being produced.
Steve Wilson said: "We are really delighted to be taking Jump Start to the Palace and to work with the team there. We know there are many writers and theatre makers in the town and surrounding areas and we're looking forward to getting new work and seeing what they come up with."
Dave Wilkins from The Palace is also very positive about the prospect of new theatre works being debuted in his theatre. He added: "We are delighted to be able to host this event in the Palace Studio and hope that the residents of Redditch and the surrounding area will give it their full support and take this opportunity to display their writing talent and potential."
Cllr Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member for Communities, Worcestershire County Council said: "Creative work has real benefits to individuals, groups and whole communities. We are very keen to see this being reflected in the new work produced by local writers and theatre makers in the north of the county. Jump Start is an excellent opportunity for new talent to showcase their work and we are very happy to support this."
The performances are open for anyone to attend. It's free entry with a recommended donation of £5 per person. More information on the Jump Start Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/248446278623071/ or via the Redditch Palace website http://www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk/
If you want to send a script or an idea to the Jump Start team please email no more than 20 minutes to Lee Farley on firstname.lastname@example.org by the 9 February 2018.
For further information on the project please contact Lee on the above email or Steve on email@example.com