In partnership with the Orkney Folk Festival, National Theatre of Scotland’s Engine Room programme is doing an open call for three scratch performances of up to 15 minutes by Orkney-based artists.

Are you a theatre-maker that’s been sitting on a new, burning idea and need to test it in front of an audience? Or a playwright with a first draft that’s been sitting in a drawer and needs an airing out? Or a performance artist that been experimenting with new materials or forms and want to see how they land?
In partnership with the Orkney Folk Festival, National Theatre of Scotland’s Engine Room programme is doing an open call for three scratch performances of up to 15 minutes by Orkney-based artists to be staged to an informal and friendly audience as part of our Engine Room Session event.

Successful artists will receive:
– A budget of up to £150 to pay for their time, their collaborators time, or any materials
– Access to a ½ days rehearsal space the day of Engine Room Session
– An hour long session with a NTS director or dramaturg
– Structured feedback from audience and NTS staff on their idea if desired

Artists can apply either as individuals or as a collective or group. They must be based in Orkney and must be available in the afternoon and evening of Friday 24 May for rehearsal and performance as part of the Engine Room Session event.

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More info here

If applicable, Apply by, 2019-05-03

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