At the heart of The REP sits our commitment to new work, and to the voices and experiences of the communities that make up our region.
Through REP Foundry we are proud to identify, nurture and develop new stories, new voices and new artists from the West Midlands.
Now in its fourth year, our award winning development programme offers year round support to writers, theatre makers and directors. They receive mentorship, have access to the staff and resources of The REP and have budgets to make, share and test work. Productions that have been created in REP Foundry and produced by The REP include Nothing, Lady Lust, Abuelo, The Forensics Of A Flat and Unknown Male.
For more information about REP Foundry, please email email@example.com.
For writers from the West Midlands who are interested in learning more about the craft of playwriting, Write Away offers free workshops and masterclasses.
Email your interest in Write Away to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The JMK Directors group is for young and emerging theatre makers and directors in the West Midlands and offers access to free workshops, networking and assistant director bursaries. Directors from the JMK group have assisted on REP productions of The Mother, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Folk and Amédée.
The Birmingham JMK Directors' group is for young and emerging theatre makers and directors in the Birmingham area, and offers access to free workshops, networking and other opportunities. It has been set up as part of the JMK Trust's regional programme, which aims to find and support talented theatre directors around the UK. To learn more about the group please contact and to find out more about The JMK Trust click here.
Thank you so much for reading my play and your feedback; it is so rare to actually receive the thoughts of such an experienced individual from such an established theatre, especially one who engages with a piece so fully, so thank you immensely.
If you have a script that you would like us to read, please send it to email@example.com.
It may take up to four months for a reply so do bear with us.
Introduction To Directing Course For D/Deaf And Disabled Artists
As part of our commitment to inclusivity and diversity, The REP, in partnership with Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme, are running an Introduction to Directing course for new and emerging D/deaf and disabled directors. The course offers an unique opportunity for anyone that has considered a career in directing or already has some experience.
The course will include weekly workshops with professional theatre directors and practitioners from both The REP and beyond focussing on the skills and resources you will need to take work from the page to the stage and continue to develop your craft.
The first workshop will begin on the evening of Wednesday 13 September 2017 and will run every week for 10 weeks, culminating in a sharing of your work to an invited audience.
Anyone aged 18 or over and based in the West Midlands can apply. All access requirements will be met.
To apply please send an expression of interest in a format that is most accessible to you. This can be a covering letter (1 page of A4) or a video application (no more than 3 minutes) letting us know why you want to take part. Please send this to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 25 August 2017.
Furnace is our new initiative for local people to discover how theatre is created, to work with extraordinary artists, and to create their own shows.
Current ways to get involved are listed here and more exciting opportunities will be announced soon
- Unleash your inner artist with our weekly art classes which cost just £5 - email email@example.com if you would like to attend.
- Make your very own play with our Play In A Day Workshops.
- Explore our interactive exhibition in the Foyer, #MadeAtTheREP.
- Stay for a free Post-Show Discussion.
- Visit our free Wellbeing Discovery Day on 22 October.
- Play the piano in our foyer (ask at the Box Office counter for access).
- Discover a range of playwrights, styles and periods with our fun, informal Play-Reading Group.
If you have a story to share, please contact The REP's Community Engagement Producer, Rosalyn Lesurf-Olner by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You'll see that we've signposted Artists, members of the local community and those creative orgainsations in need of a space within which to develop and present ideas, below.