Sunday 29th September saw the first meeting of our EP Company – our brand new company of emerging East Midlands theatre makers. Our new incarnation of the previous STEP UP training scheme, the company will be creating three pieces of work: a rehearsed reading this autumn, a devised piece in the spring and a brand new touring production written by our EP Writers.
Last year’s scheme was a great success; with their production of Due Course just behind them our 12 strong ensemble members move into careers in the arts. Amongst them they have undertaken such diverse roles as running T.I.E. workshops, designing shows, forming a theatre company and taking a production to Edinburgh.
This year’s company will be meeting every two weeks over the course of the coming year for a series of workshops and masterclasses and as in previous years they will be keeping you updated with regular blog posts. So keep a lookout for our next generation of theatre-makers!
Theresa Keogh – Resident Trainee Director – New Perspectives