Exchange Theatre to fund new digital storytellers

Do you have a cutting-edge idea to bring theatre into the digital age?

Royal Exchange Theatre is on the lookout for budding storytellers to create pioneering new work that uses digital technologies.

Artists, companies and makers are pushing the boundaries of theatre to explore how audiences can engage with work remotely. This extends from live streaming and digital capture - like the work of the National Theatre or our own recently televised HAMLET and KING LEAR, through to entirely digital projects such as THE LAST HOURS OF LAURA K by Rachel De-lahay, or the work of Coney, which has people running around London receiving updates on their phone via WhatsApp.

Royal Exchange Theatre are interested in collaborators who want to explore creating a theatrical experience on pre-existing digital platforms; Instagram, Periscope, Facebook, Facebook Live, Skype, Twitter, SnapChat and more. They will receive £750 and use of the theatre’s facilities and expertise to bring their idea to life.

The paid opportunity is open to pre-existing groups or solo storytellers who are looking to pair with peers. If that sounds like you, you can pop along to a workshop to find out more:

  • Sat 14 Oct: In Conversation with D/deaf & Disabled Artists.
  • Tue 24 Oct: Use a Dramaturg or Playwright or Both.
  • Thu 26 Oct: Creative Makers Mixers with Open Exchange Supported Artists Mighty Heart.

Application deadline: 10 Nov 2017, 5pm


Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant