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I Stand For What I Stand On

Director/ Writer/ Theatre Maker call out to create a new piece of work with young climate activists in Gloucester.


Strike A Light are seeking an experienced director/writer/theatre maker to collaborate with an amazing group of young climate activists from Gloucester, to create a new piece of work.


The project will explore their relationship to the climate, their fears for the impending crisis and their place in the world as young activists.The journey to making this would connect with other young activists from across the globe, linking up and sharing fears, concerns and activism, as well as curating a collective voice.


The global pandemic, the fact we want to engage young people from around the world and the negative environmental impact of traditional touring theatre, means that we’d like to work with someone who has experience in using digital media and online tools creatively and is excited to explore different formats for performance and touring.

We want to explore lots of questions:

  • Can we create something with a live audience which still responds to social distancing guidelines?
  • Can we integrate in person and digital performance and audiences?
  • Can we create a format which can be shared or replicated by other groups of young people? 


We would like the piece, (working title I Stand For What I Stand On), to preview in October underneath Gaia in Gloucester.

 
Due to the changing nature of all of our working patterns at the moment we are flexible as to how this work is made and open to new ideas. SAL are firmly committed to the young climate activists in Gloucester and their strong will to change legislations and ultimately help save the planet.They fear for their future and we believe we should listen to them.


What are are looking for

A creative or company who:

  • is good at and likes working with young people
  • makes extraordinary work
  • understands digital stuff and is excited about the potential of it
  • is an activist and has a deep understanding of the issues that the work is about
  • wants to change the world through performance
  • can lift up under-represented voices in the climate debate
  • can work with us during these times and support an amazing group of young people to make a life-changing piece of theatre that will help them feel better about their future.


How to apply


Please send no more than 2 x pages of A4 ( or a video) with information about a piece of work you have made that you feel has a similar approach, and how you might approach this project.


Please also include a CV or link to a bio or similar online.


Email your application to info@strikealightfestival.org.uk


Fee: £8,000 (based on the project proposal we will work with the successful applicant to develop a role description to clarify what is expected within this fee. Due to the nature of the project the role will combine developing, writing and directing).


Initial timeframe: July-October 2020
Closing date: Monday 13 July 9am 


If you have any questions or want to chat to someone about the project please contact info@strikealightfestival.org.uk.


We welcome applications from individuals from communities who are under-represented both in the arts and in climate conversations, particularly Black, Asian and minority ethnic/POC creatives.