NDT EMERGING COMPANIES PROGRAMME
Currently many young companies approach NDT for help and either their work is not quite yet ready to be programmed here at the theatre or we haven't had an opportunity to see them in action.
Our Emerging Companies Programme and Graduate Companies Programme is a way for us to engage with these new companies, allow them access to some of the resources and expertise on offer here at the theatre, provide them with a platform to showcase their work and make an introduction to our network of artists. Taking place over a number of months, the programme invites companies to attend sessions with industry experts who will talk on subjects such as fundraising, marketing, performing at festivals, building audiences and how to pitch work to programmers.
Alongside these industry speakers, the programme is attended by established NDT Artists who are on hand to offer practical advice and guidance to those new artists starting out.
The main aims behind the Emerging Companies Programme are:
- To allow companies who are just starting out to benefit from the network of industry professionals that are linked with NDT.
- To allow NDT to meet young companies at the start of their careers and have the work of the next generation of promising practitioners on our radar right from their first productions.
- To allow these emerging companies to meet useful contacts and other artists in an informal environment so they can leave with numbers in their phones that will be of practical use in the future.
- To help young artists begin thinking about how to make their work sustainable right from the early stages in their careers.
"What caught my beady educational eye particularly is NDT’s Emerging Companies Programme... They will learn, for example, how to market their show, how to manage a very small budget and how to access the professionals they need to work with. They will also learn a lot from discussion with each other."
Susan Elkin, The Stage
NDT EMERGING COMPANIES 2017
The Pretend Men
Little Soldier Productions
The Human Zoo
NDT EMERGING COMPANIES 2016
Smoke & Oakum
NDT/IDEAS TAP EMERGING COMPANIES 2014/15
Playground Theatre Company
Tea Break Theatre
NDT/IDEAS TAP GRADUATE COMPANIES 2014/15
In Bed With My Brother
The Roaring Girls
DugOut Theatre Company
Fool's Cap Theatre
Haste Theatre Company
Asa Nisi Masa
NDT/IDEAS TAP EMERGING COMPANIES 2013/14
Tap Tap Theatre