Off Stage Academy

Off Stage Academy

Off Stage Academy

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This year we will be offering the first ever Off Stage Academy for British East and South East Asians* (BESEA) who have an interest in learning what it takes to make theatre from behind the scenes.

The New Earth Off Stage Academy is an introductory, six week, online course in technical theatre. Participants will have an opportunity to meet and discover what different roles are available through interactive workshops with leading BESEA design creatives. No previous experience is required and you can come from any discipline or background. We welcome all ages from 18+, based anywhere in the UK.

Classes will take place every Thursday afternoon 3-5pm and will include workshops with BESEA industry professionals in set, lighting, sound and audio visual design.

Important Dates:

• Deadline for applications Tuesday 27 April, 5pm
• Course begins online Thursday 24 June 3-5pm. Sessions run every Thursday afternoon until 29 July.

To Apply:

• Fill out the application below.
• You will be asked to write a paragraph telling us about yourself and any previous theatre experience you might have. (Previous experience is not required.) Please let us know what you hope to gain from being part of the Off Stage Academy as well as what you can bring to the group. You may submit a short video if you prefer.
• You will also need to submit a photo of yourself and an Equal Opportunities form, which you can download by clicking on the button below.

New Earth Academy North West is delivered by New Earth Theatre in partnership with: ALRA, ArtsEd, Birmingham Hippodrome, Contact, HOME, Horizons Collective, LAMDA, Manchester International Festival (MIF), Royal Birmingham Conservatorie of Acting, Royal Exchange Theatre, The Lowry and Z-Arts.

*British East and South East Asian: anyone of East or South East Asian descent living and working in the UK