Women and War: EXODUS Applications open

We are looking for eight featured companies for the main programme, as well as artists and activists of all kinds to showcase one-off events across the festival.

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR EIGHT FEATURED COMPANIES FOR THE MAIN PROGRAMME AS WELL AS ARTISTS AND ACTIVISTS OF ALL KINDS TO SHOWCASE ONE-OFF EVENTS ACROSS THE FESTIVAL.

Following the success of the first Women and War Festival last July, we are delighted to announce Women and War: EXODUS.

EXODUS will focus on the stories of women who have been displaced as a result of conflict, once again from any continent and any period of history. We are looking for a diverse range of art examining this theme, including theatre, photography, film, art, poetry, music, crafts and cuisine.

At the heart of this year’s Festival will be 8 theatre productions, for which submissions are now open!

We are interested in exploring the possibilities of all forms of theatrical expression, whether that be comedic, physical, drama, lyrical, mask, mime, musical, monologue, verbatim. We are especially looking for work that reflects the current global and domestic political situation, though that can be through the prism of history.

This July, we are proud to present EXODUS in conjunction with the East London Fringe Festival in a brand new 110-seat venue in Upton Park, Applecart Theatre, with which we are partnering for their inaugural year.

Over a month, we give you 8 performances of up to 75 mins, in a rep schedule. You receive 50% of the net box office, up to break-even and then you will receive 60%.

We give you 30 hours of rehearsal space at our London Bridge venue. We can also offer additional rehearsal space at a discounted rate.

We provide marketing support, templates, overall press release, and PR. We expect you to back this up with your individual coverage.

We provide 2 producers, production support, a production manager, a lighting designer, the venue, box office, front of house, and an experienced technical team to integrate your show with theatre set-up, which includes a festival lighting plot, basic sound equipment, and a projector.

You will be expected to contribute £500 participation fee and £25 technical fee per show, which includes a 4 hour technical rehearsal. Our technical staff are fully trained stage managers and first-aiders, and should you need them in rehearsals, fees can be agreed. This works out at only £87.50 per show, with the potential to sell 880 tickets across your run. THIS CAN BE PAID AS A £250 DOWN-PAYMENT AND £250 GUARANTEE AGAINST YOUR BOX OFFICE.

You will be responsible for any fees due to your cast and creatives, PRS, insurance, and providing the physical production. The responsibility for your individual productions rests with you. As festival producers, we will help in any way we can.

To apply, please fill in this form. Or for more information contact us.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 5pm Monday 20th March.