Homegrown Creatives

Homegrown Creatives is a truly unique training opportunity for writers, directors and producers aged 16 – 25. Spend a year with Nottingham Playhouse (September 2020 – July 2021), meeting industry professionals, artists and theatre makers, coming away with the complete toolkit for entry into a career in theatre. Weekly sessions include: CV surgeries, finance and tax, working with actors, Q&A with top industry professionals, panel presentations, warm up games, how to run the rehearsal room, digital theatre, marketing and much more.

Recent Homegrown graduate Natalie said:

‘Homegrown has been such a fun experience that has helped me hone theatre making skills and decide where to take my career in the future. It has allowed me to meet local creatives at a similar stage in their careers to make work with and experiment with different production roles through practice. The sessions progress from workshops and Q&As with helpful industry professionals through to making work of your own with your own cast and creative teams. I’ve really enjoyed my year with Homegrown between my undergrad and postgrad degrees, and I thoroughly recommend this to anyone considering a career in theatre.’

The culmimation of the year is a festival of new work written and directed by members of the group called Messy Unity.

Places on Homegrown are offered only after successful audition. To apply for an audition, please complete this form. Auditions will take place in Mid-September.

Have additional access needs? Find out how we can support you here or email participation@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.

Autumn Term 2020

3 November – 1 December 2020 (no sessions on 20 and 27 October 2020)
For ages 16-25

Led by Martin Berry

If cost is likely to be a barrier to taking part, please fill in this bursary application form. We offer limited bursary places for all of our programmes.

We are delighted to be partnering with the Lace Market Theatre in Nottingham who will be funding one bursary place on Homegrown Creatives each year until 2024.

Due to the ongoing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be implementing various guidelines in order to ensure the safe and comfortable running of these sessions:

What we’ll do to keep participants and staff safe
• Limit workshop numbers to allow for 2 metre social distancing.
• Stagger session arrival and departure times to further reduce numbers.
• Provide sanitising stations at each entrance and within session spaces.
• Adapt activities to maintain distances and avoid the sharing of materials and equipment.
• Enhance cleaning throughout the building.
• Regularly update our workshop leaders on safe practices and the latest guidance.
• Communicate with participants to reassure them of the measures which are in place, and update them of the latest advice.

What we’ll be asking attendees to do
• Follow the latest guidance, and the direction of staff and session leaders.
• Not to attend if you show any of the symptoms of Coronavirus, or have been in contact with anyone that has the virus within 14 days of the session. Just let us know in advance and you will be issued a refund.
• Wear a face covering when moving generally around our building and in workshop sessions and other occasions when social distancing cannot be maintained, for example when it is not possible to stay more than 2m away from other participants.
• Travel by foot, bicycle or car where possible.
• For those dropping off/collecting participants, we ask that you remain outside of the venue – again to limit the numbers in the building.

All relevant information will be communicated to participants prior to the sessions starting.

If you have any concerns about the session, or if you would like to see a space before you/your child attend(s), please email participation@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.