Live Lab

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Live Lab is an innovative and vital part of Live Theatre's new writing programme offering a forum for theatre practitioners to try out new material and gain insightful feedback, opening a dialogue between the people who watch work and those that make it. 

Through Live Lab we hope to find and unlock new talent by providing development opportunities that are accessible and open to all. In 2015 we re-launched our Live Lab programme providing more opportunities for writers, comedians and theatre makers to get involved. 

Current Live Lab programme and opportunities 

We are looking for writers to submit plays for our next edition of our unique short play project 10 Minutes to... which this season is on the theme 10 Minutes to... Shine Bright.  

10 Minutes to... is a brilliant showcase for some of the region's best new directors and playwrights. Based on the theme 10 Minutes to... Shine Bright a selection of new ten minute plays will be produced over one exhilirating weekend in September.  

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Live Lab Associate Artists 2017/18

Our Live Lab Associate Artists for 2017/18 are actor Kema Sikazwe and theatre company The Six Twenty.  These artists will be mentored and supported by Live Theatre's creative team and invited to take part in projects throughout the year.  

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Watch these videos to find out more about Kema and The Six Twenty and their plans for the coming year.

Live Lab Bursary Winners 2017/18

Live Lab Bursaries are awarded each year to artists and companies with innovative approaches to text based work.  Four bursaries of £2,000 have been given to develop work from artists across the country. Our Bursary winners for 2017/18 are performance poet, actress and writer for stage and screen Katie Bona, North East based actor and theatre maker Christina Berriman Dawson, producer of new plays Gameshow and theatre maker Rebekah Bowsher.

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Who we are:

Live Theatre's Literary Team

Gez Casey Literary Manager
Graeme Thompson Creative Producer
John Dawson Creative Programme Administrator

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