Do it now - Last chance to apply for Summercamp

Over the last few days I've had a few conversations with artists (and by this I mean people who make theatre & performance from any discipline) about work their making and at some point something like this has happened:

Matt: Have you thought about applying for summercamp

Artist: I wanted to...

Matt: What's stopping you

Artist: Well I wasn't sure if I was the right type of person...

Matt: What's the right type of person?

Artist: I don't know [pause] I didn't think I'd be accepted.

Matt: Why?

Artist: I didn't think I was experienced enough, but I wanted to do it....

Matt: last year we had people form 18-45.

Artist: Maybe I should apply

Matt: You should. Look, if you don't apply you wont be going. Don't try to second guess what we're looking for - 'cause we dont have a quota or agenda  other than to get a group of people who want some time to work on their stuff. 

...you see the type of conversation I mean. Now what worries me is that all the people I haven't spoken to personally who have the same feeling. So to you - YES YOU - I say this. 

Apply. Do it now. We're not going to know you want to come if you dont tell us you do. 

Last year the participants had a great time, and also made some real progress on projects they're working on. Coming out of this there's been some real tangible outcomes:

Christina Handke's Home  was performed in Newport

Tracy Harris' Lost Found Stolen, was given further support through WalesLab and premiered at Camden People's Theatre

Lowri Jenkins To London, Love me premiered at Rich Mix

Brent Morgan's Should it come to this, has jeust recieved further support from WalesLab, and he spent two weeks at Volcano, developing the piece.

Greg Wohead's Picos Bill, has been presented in the UK and Texas.

Beth Grant's play Growing will premiere in the Ignite festival (Exeter) this June

Olivia Winteringham's A journey round my skull  has received support from Bristol Ferment, and was presented as a work-in-progress at Bristol Old Vic in January.

So what I'm tying to say is:

If you want to come and think you'd get something out of it, apply. You really haven't got anything to loose.

The Deadline is Midday on Monday - so get your skates on.

Click here to apply

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Comment by Matt Ball on May 10, 2013 at 16:10

Q: how much does it cost?

A: You'll be asked to invest your time.

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