Funding Opportunity

Winter Lights Youth Theatre Writer

Over the next 8 months we will be collaborating with children, young people, and our community to create Winter Lights - a project that will culminate in a special community event in January 2025.

The theme of this project is 'moments of joy' – where we find these in our lives, in our communities and environment.

Stories will be central to the project – what stories we tell, who tells them, where we tell them and how.

We will be working with artists, children and young people and families to explore stories in a variety of ways – creating and shaping the work with children’s voices at its heart. These may be about life in Barton Hill and Bristol – real or imagined, set in the future, now or the past.

This is an exciting opportunity for an emerging writer to develop skills and experience in working with children and young people to create a short script/story structure for performance, which our youth theatre participants will then develop with our team of facilitators and assistants.

We are looking for a writer to work with our youth theatre and team of facilitators to create a story structure/script for the youth theatre performance at Winter Lights. The performance will be approximately 30 – 35 minutes in length.

As a writer you will receive mentoring from Mike Akers who is an experienced writer, dramaturg, and facilitator.

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