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Black Theatre Live at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe

Black Theatre Live at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe

31 May 2017

Join us and our partners for two sessions and more at this summers 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Book now.

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Brolly Productions R&D casting for new opera

Brolly Productions R&D casting for new opera

30 May 2017

The Powder Monkey: Maritime 1788 We are casting an R & D for our new opera the powder monkey Maritime 1788 which we are develo…

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The Bush call out for workshop facilitators

The Bush call out for workshop facilitators

27 May 2017

The Bush Theatre is looking to increase its pool of facilitators for its creative work in the local community. We work with freelance facilitators through th…

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A Scholar and A Statesman rehearsed reading

A Scholar and A Statesman rehearsed reading

25 May 2017

A Scholar and A Statesman tells the enthralling true story of a young boy who dared to dream…and James Arthur Harley dreamed big, leaving his island h…

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Apply for a Dare to Devise Bursary

Apply for a Dare to Devise Bursary

25 May 2017

Nearly There Yet and Proteus are excited to announc…

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'Artists are surgeons of the soul

'Artists are surgeons of the soul" Jatinder Verma

22 May 2017

Tara Arts artistic director Jatinder Verma took home the top p…

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Recruitment Streetwise Opera Programme Producer

Recruitment Streetwise Opera Programme Producer

19 May 2017

Streetwise Opera is an inclusive organisation and actively promotes equality. We welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, particularly those wit…

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Black Theatre Live 2018 - 2021

Black Theatre Live 2018 - 2021

18 May 2017

The Black Theatre Live national touring consortium is currently considering its plans from 2018 to 2021, and we are canvassing for a range views from across …

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Huge drop in Asian theatre audiences ‘extremely worrying' The Stage reports

Huge drop in Asian theatre audiences ‘extremely worrying' The Stage reports

17 May 2017

Asian theatremakers have warned that a “severe lack of representation” on stage is resulting in Asian audiences abandoning the arts.…

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Eastern Eye Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards 2017

Eastern Eye Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards 2017

17 May 2017

The finalists have been announced for the 2017 Eastern Eye: Arts, Culture and Theatre Awards. Huge congratulations to

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Edinburgh Fringe & British Council Emerging Producers Development Programme

Edinburgh Fringe & British Council Emerging Producers Development Programme

16 May 2017

Black Theatre Live has teamed up with the Ednburgh Fringe and British Council for the 2017 Emerging Produces Development Programme. The Em…

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Talawa Make free artist development workshop

Talawa Make free artist development workshop

15 May 2017

Are you an artist looking for ways to GROW your artform? We are excited to announce another FREE workshop as part of …

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Record Carnival podcast with Theatre Fullstop

Record Carnival podcast with Theatre Fullstop

15 May 2017

Theatre Fullstop will celebrate turning 4 on the 14th July , and with this, look to expand the projects they currently organise. This August, Theatre Fu…

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COMPLICITE: Call for participants: everything that rises must dance

COMPLICITE: Call for participants: everything that rises must dance

12 May 2017

COMPLICITE WORKSHOP Dates: Mon 3 - Sat 15 July 2017  Venue: Stone Nest, London FREE

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Diversity Arts Network launch for Kent

Diversity Arts Network launch for Kent

12 May 2017

ShivaNova/ Equator Festival in association with The Marlowe invite you to the launch of Kent's Diversity Arts Network on…

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Talawa First 2017

Talawa First 2017

11 May 2017

An un-missable season of firsts Talawa Firsts kick starts the careers of writers, directors and theatre makers.  Com…

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BEING BOLD - NRTF CONFERENCE 2017 BOOKING NOW OPEN

BEING BOLD - NRTF CONFERENCE 2017 BOOKING NOW OPEN

8 May 2017

Wednesday 28 & Thursday 29 June 2017 at Nottingham Lakeside Arts ONLINE BOOKING IS NOW OP…

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Casting: HighRise Theatre in association with artsdepot

Casting: HighRise Theatre in association with artsdepot

8 May 2017

HighRise Theatre in association with artsdepot present The Concrete Jungle Book. AUDITION NOTICE Female rapper/s…

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East 15 heads diversity league table of top drama schools

East 15 heads diversity league table of top drama schools

4 May 2017

• On average, 17% of students at UK drama schools are BAME • East 15 leads schools with a third of students from BAME backgrounds &bu…

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Theatre & Technology Awards launched

Theatre & Technology Awards launched

30 April 2017

Theatrefullstop have introduced the 

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Apply: A Body of Words Course

Apply: A Body of Words Course

27 April 2017

How do we take a folktale, that has been lying flat between the pages of a book, or dormant in our memory bank, and animate it? How do we breathe life into i…

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Big Dance: apply British Council UK/IN

Big Dance: apply British Council UK/IN

26 April 2017

Big Dance, Channel 4 and the British Council are delighted to announce a new programme Big Dance Shorts India as part of the UK/India season 2017. …

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Assistant Director recruitment Theatre Royal Plymouth

Assistant Director recruitment Theatre Royal Plymouth

26 April 2017

£18,000 per annum pro rata Nine month fixed term contract commencing September 2017 The Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest and b…

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Asian Media Awards 2017 nominations open

Asian Media Awards 2017 nominations open

26 April 2017

The nomination process for the 2017 Asian Media Awards is now open. This year’s Asian …

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Alfred Fargon Awards 2017 open for applications

Alfred Fargon Awards 2017 open for applications

21 April 2017

Alfred Fargon Awards 2017 Submissions for Best New Play of the Yea…

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Verity Bargate Award 2017 open for applications

Verity Bargate Award 2017 open for applications

21 April 2017

Submissions open on 31 May 2017 and close on 5 July 2017 (12pm). Scripts submitted outside of this period will not be …

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CALL OUT FOR MALE AND FEMALE ACTORS FOR REHEARSED READING IN LEICESTER

CALL OUT FOR MALE AND FEMALE ACTORS FOR REHEARSED READING IN LEICESTER

18 April 2017

A SCHOLAR AND A STATESMAN - rehearsed reading CALL OUT FROM

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Eclipse Theatre: apply to join the first Slate workshop

Eclipse Theatre: apply to join the first Slate workshop

18 April 2017

Eclipse Theatre invite application to join them for the …

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Andrew Lloyd Webber pumps £100k into BAME training schemes

Andrew Lloyd Webber pumps £100k into BAME training schemes

18 April 2017

More than £100,000 has been awarded to black, Asian and minority ethnic trainee schemes by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation to address the “hid…

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Black Theatre Live @ Brighton Fringe 2017

Black Theatre Live @ Brighton Fringe 2017

13 April 2017

We are presenting at a range of arts industry seminars, panels and talks for a range of emerging artists and companies at this years

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Yellow Earth Academy 2017

Yellow Earth Academy 2017

10 April 2017

Yellow Earth Theatre are seeking young British East Asian's interested in performance and acting for our annual  summer school; Yellow Earth Academy…

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Assistant Trainee Director recruitment for West Yorkshire Playhouse

Assistant Trainee Director recruitment for West Yorkshire Playhouse

10 April 2017

West Yorkshire Playhouse are looking for our next Assistant Trainee Director. The position, delivered in partnership with the JMK Trust and generou…

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Casting call for Milk Presents: Bullish

Casting call for Milk Presents: Bullish

10 April 2017

Milk Presents make queer and irreverent performances which disrupt and celebrate gender and identity. Milk Presents are an Associate Company of Der…

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Producers Pool meet at the Arts Theatre

Producers Pool meet at the Arts Theatre

10 April 2017

Following the success of our first 8am breakfast meeting 31st January, the Arts Theatre have invited the Producers Pool to use the "Above the Arts&…

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Apply now Emerging Producers Programme

Apply now Emerging Producers Programme

10 April 2017

Apply to the Edinburgh Fringe Emerging Producers Development Programme is a creative and professional development programme designed for emerging UK based pr…

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Working as a Producer: event at National Theatre

Working as a Producer: event at National Theatre

9 April 2017

In Depth: Working as a Producer Friday 19 May, 10.30am Running Time: 6 hrs National Theatre, London - Clore Learn…

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The Stage feature - Black Theatre Live has one aim – to tour nationwide

The Stage feature - Black Theatre Live has one aim – to tour nationwide

30 March 2017

How to solve the problem of touring is a question the theatre sector has been grappling with for years. One initiative is looking at that problem from a very…

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Rural Touring Awards - Nominations are open

Rural Touring Awards - Nominations are open

27 March 2017

The National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) are pleased to announce the first ever Ru…

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Arts Council England seeks ideas for improving sector diversity

Arts Council England seeks ideas for improving sector diversity

27 March 2017

The survey findings will guide the funder’s approach to improving diversity in its own workforce and be used to encourage arts organisations to do the …

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Yasmeen Khan: The fringe should be the pilot light for diversity in mainstream theatre

Yasmeen Khan: The fringe should be the pilot light for diversity in mainstream theatre

22 March 2017

Yasmeen Khan currently hosts weekly shows on both Talkradio and BBC Three Counties Radio, where she often talks about theatre. She is the creator and…

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Greenwich Theatre's Artistic Director, James Haddrell on BAME casting & touring

Greenwich Theatre's Artistic Director, James Haddrell on BAME casting & touring

18 March 2017

Greenwich Theatre boss on getting more lead roles for performers from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. Originally featured in

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Julie's Bicycle Environmentally Sustainable Theatres & Culture

Julie's Bicycle Environmentally Sustainable Theatres & Culture

9 March 2017

Building Culture Key presentations from Building Culture, Julie's Bicycle's one day event at mac birmingham exploring environment…

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Pravesh Kumar: Radical change is needed at the top for true diversity, The Stage article

Pravesh Kumar: Radical change is needed at the top for true diversity, The Stage article

2 March 2017

One of the things I love about theatre is that it isn’t a solitary activity. It can happen only when a group of people with a range of skills work toge…

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Black Theatre Live commission to be developed at Stratford Circus Arts Centre

Black Theatre Live commission to be developed at Stratford Circus Arts Centre

25 February 2017

Big news! After seed commission support from Black Theatre Live and

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Join the Fun Palace Weekend

Join the Fun Palace Weekend

7 February 2017

In 2017 the Fun Palaces weekend will be 7th and 8th October. Your theatre could join the 2017 Fun Palace revolution with host of arts and community…

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TARA THEATRE DELIGHTED TO RECIEVE THE STAGE 2017 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

TARA THEATRE DELIGHTED TO RECIEVE THE STAGE 2017 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

31 January 2017

Lead Black Theatre Live partner were delighted to be awarded The Stage 2017 inaugural Sustainability Award for their new theatre this month. …

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Untold Arts presents Untold Stories, a weekend of new writing by diverse artists for the stage

Untold Arts presents Untold Stories, a weekend of new writing by diverse artists for the stage

31 January 2017

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February Untold Stories continue their aim to discover and develop new and exciting plays to inspire…

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The Audience Agency - Show Stats for touring companies

The Audience Agency - Show Stats for touring companies

31 January 2017

Read Penny Mills of the Audience Agency's article on Show Stats from

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Act for Change 2017 news

Act for Change 2017 news

23 January 2017

The Act For Change Project returned to the Young Vic Theatre for a discussion and event on Diversity in Training for the Industry.…

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Kumiko Mendl: Print Room casting row proves theatre is ‘property of white privilege’

Kumiko Mendl: Print Room casting row proves theatre is ‘property of white privilege’

19 January 2017

The artistic director of a leading British East Asian theatre company has criticised the industry for being the “property of white privilege”…

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Yellow Earth launches a new two year Professional Writers’ Programme

Yellow Earth launches a new two year Professional Writers’ Programme

17 January 2017

Yellow Earth launches a new two year Professional Writers’ Programme for writers of East Asian* descent led by Caroline Jester  Four ear…

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Tara Arts Artistic Director Jatinder Verma awarded MBE in 2017 New Year Honours list

Tara Arts Artistic Director Jatinder Verma awarded MBE in 2017 New Year Honours list

31 December 2016

We are really delighted Black Theatre Live partner Tara Arts' Artistic Director Jatinder Verma has been awarded an MBE in

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Diversity in the Arts: What Needs to Change?

Diversity in the Arts: What Needs to Change?

24 June 2016

This short Pulse survey from

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The Diary of a Hounslow Girl on Woman's Hour

The Diary of a Hounslow Girl on Woman's Hour

5 May 2016

You can listen again to Ambreen Razia, the writer and performer of our latest tour,

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A thirst for diversity - Black Theatre Live in Arts Professional

A thirst for diversity - Black Theatre Live in Arts Professional

24 March 2016

Click HERE to read the …

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Idris Elba On Diversity - Full Speech

Idris Elba On Diversity - Full Speech

21 January 2016

' ... The Britain I come from is the most successful, diverse, multicultural country on earth. But here’s my point: you wouldn’t know…

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Channel 4 News - Diversity on Stage & Screen

Channel 4 News - Diversity on Stage & Screen

19 January 2016

Did you catch Idris Elba and Artistic Director of Tara Arts, Jatinder Verma talking about diversity on stage and screen last night on Channel 4 News?

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'British Black & Asian Shakespeare Performance Database'

'British Black & Asian Shakespeare Performance Database'

3 December 2015

This unique new research from The University Of Warwick documents nearly 1200 productions of Shakespeare since 1930.  Dr Jami Rogers, Res…

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What Happened to Social Mobility & the Arts?

What Happened to Social Mobility & the Arts?

24 November 2015

Compelling report from Create London & The Guardian on employment, social mobility and demography in the arts. See the 

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Making an Entrance - Asian Theatre in Britain - BBC Radio 3 - Sun 22 Nov

Making an Entrance - Asian Theatre in Britain - BBC Radio 3 - Sun 22 Nov

20 November 2015

Sarfraz Manzoor charts the history of Asian theatre in Britain, a tale which ranges from The Bayaderes, 'Priestesses of Pondicherry' - temple dancers…

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The Observer article

The Observer article

26 October 2015

by Vanessa Thorpe After a century of black British theatre, actors still struggle to take centre stage... …

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BBC Arts feature: Colour-blind casting

BBC Arts feature: Colour-blind casting

29 April 2015

Colour-blind casting: The untold history of Black and Asian Shakespeare The history of colour-blind or non-traditional ca…

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