News: Polka Theatre announce BAME artists for PolkaLAB

News: Polka Theatre announce BAME artists for PolkaLAB

Polka Theatre announce artists for PolkaLAB: a new framework to address BAME and early years audiences within theatre for young audiences.

Leading children’s theatre venue Polka today announce the artists that have been selected for PolkaLAB, a new in-house framework for the professional development of companies or artists wanting to create innovative and ground-breaking children’s theatre.

Polka Theatre have selected artists Anna Newell, Jack Benjamin and Rosie Heafford. PolkaLAB will support these artists to research new productions for children and will address significant gaps within the Theatre for Young Audiences sector, mainly identified as work led by BAME artists and work created specificially for early years audiences.

PolkaLAB will take place between June 2017 – April 2018. Polka Theatre will offer rehearsal space over the year, mentoring from the Polka Artistic Director, Early Years Associate and Theatre Producer, financial support, opportunity to present work in one of the two Polka spaces, feedback from Polka’s Young Voices Panel our group of 8-13 year olds who consult with Polka and attend rehearsals, research and development opportunities.


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