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Applications Open for The Next Stage 2015

Applications are now being accepted for The Next Stage 2015.

The Next Stage is the artist development strand of the Dublin Theatre Festival, in partnership with Theatre Forum. The programme is open to national and international theatre and dance practitioners.

Over 18 immersive days participants are exposed to world-class art, talks with renowned directors, producers and artists, and master-classes and workshops led by leading theatre-makers.

The programme of activities of The Next Stage includes:

  • Seeing all the shows in the Festival (20+)
  • Taking part in Talking Theatre events (pre and post-show discussions)
  • Participation in daytime workshops (length varying from half day – several days)
  • Interviews
  • Question & Answer sessions
  • Specialised talks with guest speakers

Past speakers and workshop leaders include Anne Bogart, John Collins, Tim Crouch, Declan Donnellan, Richard Gregory, Garry Hynes, Ruth Little, Stephen Rea, Tiago Rodrigues, Fiona Shaw, Colm Tóibín, Enda Walsh and Deborah Warner.

The Next Stage also creates valuable opportunities for enriching engagement among participants, with past programmes sparking successful artistic collaborations. This is not a programme just for emerging artists, artists of all ages are welcome to apply.

Deadline for applying is 5pm on Friday 14 August. Places will be offered to successful candidates on Friday 21 August.

Visit Theatre Forum website for further information and to download an application.