MiddleChild Hull- Recover, Restart and Reimagine

Tuesday 15 June – Friday 2 July 2021
(Four days per week, 9am-6pm)

Recover, Restart and Reimagine is a three week programme paying 12 theatre workers in Hull to come together to think, breathe and play without the pressure of creating any work.

Participants will join us for a mix of organised activity and self-led time designed to inspire, stretch and develop, as well as form a support network in the city, as we continue to adjust to making art as we ease out of lockdown.

Inspired by our Concrete Retreat writer residency, the programme combines masterclasses and workshops with self-development, skill-sharing and time to play. You will develop new skills, try new things and meet new people. There will be time for reading, thinking, moving, making, sharing, speaking, learning, listening, reflecting, pausing and dreaming.

The first week is dedicated to recovery, with a focus on wellbeing, self-care and reflection. Week two focuses on restarting, with time to refresh skills, make plans and try something new. Week three is all about reimagining, with time spent dreaming about what the future should look like and putting actions in place to make it happen.

Sessions include:

  • Workshops including Four Seasons Behavioural Profiling, political theatre making, difficult conversations and My Next Project
  • Training including how to speak to the media, mindfulness and coaching
  • Open play time, skill sharing and creative networking with other participants
  • A play reading group, discussing some of the best new writing never to have made it to Hull
  • Each participant will also take part in Speak The Future, in which they share their hopes for the future at one of our weekly coffee mornings


  • Participants will receive a fee of £1,500, inclusive of expenses.
  • Recover, Restart and Reimagine is open to people, over the age of 18, who live and work in Hull and who contribute to making theatre in any way.
  • This can include, but is not limited to, lighting designers, costume designers, choreographers and movement directors, stage managers, designers, dramaturgs, producers, directors, performers and writers.


9am on Tuesday 23 May, with successful applicants being informed by 6pm on Friday 28 May.



Published on:
12 May 2021
Opportunity deadline:
23 May 2021


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