There are many ways to work alongside The REP in support of your artistic development. Many of the amazing people we have supported have gone on to producing work on our stages.
Birmingham Repertory Theatre are proud to be Year 4 partners on Graeae's writing programme, Write to Play.
Write to Play is a year-long writing programme for emerging Deaf/disabled writers based in different parts of the UK, and year 4 (2016-17) took place in The Midlands. Each year, 5 writers, through a series of workshops and placements, work towards their first full-length play, which is performed in a public sharing at the end of the year. The other partners for Year 4 were Leciester Curve and the Belgrade Theatre Coventry.
"We are delighted to partner with Graeae, Belgrade Theatre and Curve on this most exciting and ambitious of projects. To be a part of this programme on a region wide scale, to discover, nurture and support a new generation of D/deaf and disabled writers and to diversify the pool of fantastic storytellers in the Midlands is a great honour. I really look forward to seeing how these writers, ideas and plays develop and grow with the support and focus that the mentoring, workshops and sharings of work that this scheme offers."
Tessa Walker, Associate Director, Birmingham Repertory Theatre
For more information about the programme, including future plans, email email@example.com or call 020 7613 6900.
SCRIPT SUBMISSION WINDOW CLOSED
More details on the next script submission window will be announced shortly, so watch this space!
Have you written a script and would like some professional feedback? If you are a West Midlands playwright, are not currently represented by an agent, and have a full length play to share with us, then we would love to receive it during our submissions window.
We will feedback on every play we receive but large volume of submissions we receive means this process can take up to 6 months. We are unable to enter into conversation about plays that we do not wish to take further.
Writers may submit one script per submission window. Any previously submitted scripts may only be resubmitted if we have indicated in our feedback that we will read a new version of the work. We are unable to accept script submissions delivered by post or in person. Instructions on how to submit your play during the submissions window will be posted on this page.
“The Foundry has been completely life changing for me. In one year I've gone from feeling like I had no right to be trying to make theatre, to feeling like I have no right not to be.”
REP Foundry Theatre Maker, 2015
REP Foundry is an award-winning annual programme for emerging directors, writers, theatre makers and companies from across the West Midlands. This year-long development programme supports artists through workshops, making and sharing work and professional mentoring.
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.
On Thursday mornings local residents meet at The REP for drawing and painting classes. The group work with local art tutor Tracey Dolby to develop their skills and have exhibited in The REP gallery spaces on several occasions. The class covers topics like abstract art and landscape and regularly use The REP's shows as their inspiration.
The Art Class are an important part of The REP's Learning & Participation programme, and have recently contributed work to the REP 100 exhibition. Many of the art class participants have been attending classes at The REP for nine years!
To view some of their work just take a look at the gallery on the left hand side of this page. To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org.