Iris Theatre have announced the participants for #start, a development scheme for those early in their theatre careers and those getting into theatre for the very first time. The scheme has two strands: #startDIRECTING and #startDESIGNING, offering aspiring practitioners a selection of workshops, online learning and practical placements from May – December 2021.
Paul-Ryan Carberry, Artistic Director of Iris Theatre, said today, “The start scheme marks an important aspect of our work as a charity. Forging opportunities for artists in their early career, is more important than ever as the industry looks to build back from the pandemic. We are excited to welcome these nine incredible individuals and look forward to supporting them on this stage of their creative journey.”
May – December 2021
Iris Theatre will support five people who want to develop or begin a career in directing for theatre, but have yet to receive any formal, vocational training in the role. They will receive regular online sessions from Artistic Director of Iris Theatre, Paul-Ryan Carberry and be offered placements on Iris Theatre’s Summer Festival and Winter Season, to be announced.
Participants are Carol Curtis, Ozioma Ihesiene, Peyton Lee, Natali Servat and Isobel Witcomb.
May – August 2021
Iris Theatre will support four people who want to develop or begin a career in theatre design. The participants will receive regular workshops under the mentorship and guidance of Iris Theatre’s Summer Festival designer, Sophia Pardon, helping to deliver the design for this year’s festival programme.
Participants are Ella Di Gregorio, Aslan Herzen, Ellie Roser and Jack Sheehan.