An innovative development programme to support musical theatre professionals in Wales will be rolled out in 2017 after a successful first project this year.
Organised and delivered by Leeway Productions in partnership with The Other Room, the development project 10 Minute Musicals will be held three times a year at The Other Room in Cardiff.
Leeway Productions director Angharad Lee said, “This exciting announcement is of huge value to us as a company as we aspire to encourage and nurture new and existing creatives to write for musical theatre in Wales. Participation costs £80 per participant.
“Over the next few months, we will be calling out to creatives who are keen to try their hand at writing a musical, and also, more established artists who may want to upskill and network with new creatives and artists.”
Creative participants can include composers, playwrights, librettists, poets, musician and lyricists. Angharad said that 10 Minute Musicals includes networking, development and examining of current practice and will provide the support artists need when evolving, progressing and advancing their writing skills for this genre.
“We encourage a continued conversation with creatives and believe that this creative development project is a great springboard towards casting a new light on how you usually work,” she added.
Leeway Productions will provide mentorship support throughout the process, and will support artists as they find their way through what could seem like a daunting task. There will be a sharing of work at The Other Room as a culmination to the process and the participants’ hard work. There are also opportunities to have work seen by Perfect Pitch in London, Royal & Derngate, as well as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
For full details about 10 Minute Musicals and the workshops which will be held in the New Year contact firstname.lastname@example.org