This year the award winning talent development, creative learning and community engagement department of The Old Vic, Old Vic New Voices (OVNV) is developing the next generation of theatre makers, establishing zeitgeist community theatre and engaging schools in the main house season. This year alone, 50 theatre companies have accessed the OVNV LAB; we’ve awarded £10,000 in OVNV Start Ups; held one-on-one meetings with 180 potential playwright recipients for the OVNV TS Eliot Commissions; delivered free bespoke education projects and theatre tickets to 1200 young people, and engaged close to 700 people through our Community strand. There are still a number of opportunities available, including The Old Vic Community Company and OVNV Schools Club 2013/2014.
All opportunities are detailed below with clear dates and requirements to apply.
A dedicated laboratory (LAB) space to rehearse, write, devise or meet so that ideas can be generated, work showcased and partnerships nurtured. The second round of LAB space will be available as follows:
June – July: The LAB is now booked until the end of July
August: The LAB is closed in August
September – October: We’re now open for applications to use the LAB during this period. Deadline for applications is Friday 23 August.
You can download an application form for the LAB HERE
You can find more information about the LAB HERE
A twenty-play two-year long, transatlantic commissioning scheme as part of a future OVNV Season of short plays.
Applications have now closed for TS Eliot Commissions 2013. We will announce the selected writers in due course.
You can find more information about TS Eliot Commissions HERE
Apply for funds to get work off the ground at the crucial R&D stage or to supplement existing funds so projects reach a creative outcome.
Applications have now closed for the second round of Start Ups.
There may be other opportunities to apply for Start Ups throughout the year, which will be announced in due course.
You can find more information about Start Ups HERE
THE MONO BOX
We’re pleased to announce our partnership with The Mono Box – a new initiative to help actors find audition speeches and directors stories to tell from a collection of plays donated entirely by industry experts.
From actors Tom Hiddleston and Joanna Lumley, directors Michael Grandage and David Lan to playwrights Alan Bennett, Simon Stephens and Laura Wade, this diverse collection of over 350 plays will be open to you at Mono Box Speech Surgeries and Evening Play Browsing sessions here at OVNV offices. The Mono Box also offer workshops with a focus on auditioning and speech technique, led by experienced industry professionals.
THE OLD VIC COMMUNITY COMPANY
Our Community Company will connect talented, diverse, outspoken individuals who want to make a difference to their community.
Anyone based in London aged 16 or over is eligible to take part.
We are holding OPEN AUDITIONS for our first production, HOUSED by David Watson, in January 2014. There will also be opportunities to apply to volunteer backstage. Sign up to the OVNV Community mailing list to be the first to know about the latest dates.
Free tickets, community performances and production insights for community groups based in Southwark and Lambeth, so that our theatre and productions are as accessible as possible.
To express your interest, please e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
OVNV SCHOOLS’ CLUB
Bespoke learning for every Old Vic production exploring plot, character, theme and contemporary relevance inclusive of free tickets and INSET days.
Applications for this year have now closed.
For more information click HERE
A range of thought provoking and imaginative education resources made freely available in our new Resources section.
Old Vic New Voices is supported by:
Eversheds, The TS Eliot Estate, The Golsoncott Foundation, Time Warner, Guildford Academic Associates, The Marina Kleinwort Charitable Trust, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, John Lyon’s Charity, The Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation, The Stanley Picker Trust, Schroder Charity Trust and the Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK.