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Live Lab

As well as providing audiences with the opportunity to see new work first and the chance to influence the creative process, Live Lab events in our Studio Theatre space are part of Live Theatre’s extensive talent development programme.

The programme offers facilities and practical support to emerging theatre practitioners through a variety of initiatives.

  • 10 Minutes To... is a brand new event in which five playwrights are matched with five directors and given the opportunity to write a 10 minute play that responds to a particular theme.
  • Live Theatre’s 2013 Edinburgh Fringe hit Captain Amazing by Alistair McDowall emerged through Live Theatre and The Empty Space’s Bursary scheme.
  • We also provide development time and space to a range of emerging artists and theatre makers including Northern Nomads and Tender Buttons who present their latest work in September.
  • Our Scratch Nights have provided a performance platform for over twenty different companies from the region and beyond 

Check out current work in our Live Lab programme.

GET IN TOUCH

For more information about how you can get involved contact:

Gez Casey Literary Manager
Graeme Thompson Creative Producer
Steve Gilroy Associate Director (Northumbria University - Senior Lecturer)
Degna Stone Administrator

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LINKS

New Writing North the writing development agency for the North East
BBC writersroom an online resource for writing for television, radio and film
Bushgreen is for people in theatre to connect, collaborate and publish plays in innovative ways.
Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts’s primary mission is to contribute to the cultural life of the North East region through the provision of events, education, projects and publications in the field of creative writing.
Paines Plough aim to produce the very best new plays and tour them as widely as possible with playwrights always at the heart of everything they do.
Royal Exchange Theatre situated in the heart of Manchester, the Royal Exchange is an award-winning producing Theatre with a history spanning five decades. 
Soho Theatre is a major new writing theatre and a writers’ development organisation of national significance.
Citizens Theatre is an iconic venue and theatre company based in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, Scotland.
Òran Mór is a cultural centre and meeting place in the heart of Glasgow's West End.
RSC is one of the world's best known theatre companies; they connect people with Shakespeare and produce bold, ambitious work with living writers, actors and artists.
Playwrights' Studio, Scotland is a national organisation which directly engages the people of Scotland with new playwriting and raises the standard of plays for presentation to the public.
Contact Theatre is a space where new kinds of theatre are created and is a place where artists can meet, develop, explore and take risks.
Traverse Theatre is Scotland's new writing theatre.
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse make up a single engine for creative excellence, artistic adventure and audience involvement.