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Market Laboratory: 2016 Call for Participants

The Market Theatre Laboratory invites community theatre groups to submit applications for its Community Theatre Practitioners Incubator programme 2016.

The programme works to improve the skills of writers, directors, designers and actors. It empowers them to create and produce local content of a high standard and trains the next generation of community arts leaders, arts entrepreneurs and administrators and exposes them to both the creative and practical sides of producing a professional theatre piece. Group leaders (usually writers and directors) receive specialised training and resources to improve the quality of their work and their leadership, ultimately benefiting the entire group.

The incubation programme, sponsored by the Department of Arts and Culture aims to help emerging practitioners hone their skills through mentorship and propel them from amateur to professional status. The process also puts a strong emphasis on home-grown content to hopefully generate exciting new productions for the theatre-going public.

In order to be considered to take part in the programme you need to:
– Reside in Gauteng
– Members need to be between 18 and 35 years old

Should you meet the above eligibility criteria, the following needs to be submitted in order for your application to be evaluated:
– A duly completed showcase application form
– Certified copy of the group leader’s ID
– 100-word bios of the writer and the director
– Artistic treatment of the proposed play
– One scene from the proposed play

When applying, groups must ensure that they are available for the following dates and activities:
– Bootcamp: 07 – 19 March 2016
– Showcases: 09 April – 28 May 2016

Applications should be hand delivered or e-mailed to Sipho Mwale by 15:00 on Friday 12 February 2016. No late applications will be accepted.

For any clarification, to collect the showcase application form or book a computer slot; please contact:
Mr. Sipho Mwale
Fieldwork Co-ordinator
011 832 1641 ext. 118
1 Helen Joseph Street (previously President Street), Newtown, 2001.

Related Venue:

Market Theatre Complex, Newtown Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa

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