31 Aug 2015

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Capital E is calling for expressions of interest from performing practitioners

Capital E is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from performing arts practitioners for
theatre works that will engage and inspire children and young people.

An Expression of Interest (EOI) can be an idea, song, script or story. The EOI must be accompanied by a one-page overview explaining the inspiration behind the idea, song, script or story. EOIs will be assessed by our Artistic Advisory Panel who bring expertise and contextual knowledge of the arts and of work made for children. They are an arms-length approach to Capital E’s programme development process. Recommendations from the Panel will be provided to Capital E for a final decision on whether an EOI will be included as part of our ongoing development programme.

In assessing the EOI we are seeking:

  1. Creativity – imagination and originality of the idea, song, script or story
  2. Currency – relevancy to children and young people, and appropriateness for Capital E’s artistic programme

If an EOI is not chosen for further development, other avenues for its exploration will be considered and suggested.

Capital E National Theatre for Children’s mission is to give every young New Zealander the opportunity to experience thevery best professional performance art, through work that speaks of Aotearoa and our place in the world. We aim to be agateway to excellence in the professional performing arts to create and present quality professional theatrical experiences tochildren, their families and their communities.

Each year Capital E National Theatre for Children creates and produces two works for children and young people that arepresented in theatres around New Zealand. Occasionally we create and produce large-scale work in collaboration withother arts companies. Our productions are generally less than 60 minutes in duration and tend to feature anywhere between1 – 4 performers. Development is undertaken with a bespoke team of creative professionals. It incorporates a number ofopportunities for young people in the target audience band to be involved in the development process. We can spend 2-3 years developing a work from the initial EOI concept. Works in the development programme do not always make it to fullproduction.

Please submit EOIs to Creative Producer Marianne Taylor by:
5pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

30th November 2015
An Awfully Big Adventure from Capital E National Theatre for Children 2014
Image credit: Stephen A’Court