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Plymouth theatre helps rising stars

New strategy to support local talent

Theatre Royal Plymouth (TRP) is shaking things up with a fresh plan to lift up local artists and visionaries, in the city and the surrounding areas.

The reimagined Artist Development strategy focuses on three strands of work, intrinsically linked to its 50-seat studio and workshop space,

The Lab. The strands comprise of Experiment; which looks at funding and programming opportunities, Fuse; which provides free opportunities for artists to connect with each other, access rehearsal space, attend workshops and engage with the arts across TRP’s three stages, and Co-Lab; which will build on TRP’s relationships with industry partners to seek further development and touring opportunities.

The Associate Directors said: “This launch marks a new era of collaboration between TRP and the local theatre ecology within Plymouth and the wider region. We are committed to supporting those with a passion for working in the arts, on stage and off, and those who want to grow within the industry.

Our new Artist Development programme will provide opportunities for those individuals and groups, allowing us to work together and support each other to thrive.”

The program organises networking events, builds creative connections, collaborates with TRP and venues, and shares behind-the-scenes insights every quarter.

TRP works with world-class visiting companies including Welsh National Opera, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Birmingham Royal Ballet who will continue to bring their own artistic development projects to Plymouth.

As part of the relaunch, The Lab is unveiling two seasons of cutting-edge work, backed by the Associate Directors and a powerhouse producing team, aiming to win over diverse audiences and light up new productions.

For a sneak preview, check out the video here.

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