Taking the Stage 2.0 is an international residency programme designed to foster dynamic, practical cultural exchange between Ukrainian and British theatre professionals.
Ask any theatre maker what they need most to bring their creation to life and, regardless of discipline, the answer will be the same: time, space and support. So the British Council in Ukraine has teamed up with the Gogolfest, the country’s most dynamic festival platform, to provide exactly that – time, space and support – to five emerging and mid-career theatre-makers from the UK.
Between May and October 2020, the five successful applicants will have the opportunity to work for five weeks in one of five host theatres drawn from Ukraine’s state-funded and independent sectors: National Academic Drama Theatre – Ivano-Frankivsk, Neft Theatre & Parade-Fest – Kharkiv, Theatre on the Left Bank – Kyiv, Wild Theatre – Kyiv, Dakh Centre for Contemporary Art – Kyiv.
Between May and October 2020, the five successful applicants will have the opportunity to work for five weeks in one of five host theatres drawn from Ukraine’s state-funded and independent sectors that are keen to test their own creative practice through the residencies. The British Council will provide each UK participant with two return flights, accommodation, per diems, a fee and a small supplementary grant for production.
Each residency is divided into two parts:
- a week-long introductory visit between May – June 2020 to allow a resident to meet their host and establish the structure and content of the of four-week residency to follow;
- a four-week ‘creation’ period between August – October 2020.
- UK-based theatre practitioners with at least five years of professional experience in their chosen field
5 April 2020, 23:59 UK time
Online interviews with shortlisted applicants: 13-24 April 2020
Selection announced: 30 April 2020