CALL FOR PROPOSALS | rough for opera #16 | 09.10.17

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8 May 2017

Second Movement is pleased to announce an


rough for opera  #16 | 09.10.17 | The Cockpit Theatre, London NW8 8EH

rough for opera is a scratch night for new opera and opera in progress, curated and produced by Second Movement.

Second Movement is now accepting proposals for rough for opera #16. We welcome proposals for new opera and voice based work for the stage from composers, librettists, directors, performers or any other opera makers at any stage in their careers.

Works must be previously unperformed and between 10 and 30 minutes duration and you can apply with either a complete work or extracts. Your work can be in development and/or progress: rough for opera is a great place to try out new ideas.

Second Movement provides The Cockpit Theatre, London NW8 8EH (a 180 seat black box studio theatre with 9msq performance area) and full use of its technical facilities, a 2 hour technical rehearsal on the day of the performance, a technical and stage manager, piano, publicity, and tailored support to help you realise your performance. Documentation includes a film of each presentation and written audience feedback. Feedback is an important part of rough for opera and each performance is followed by an audience Q and A.

Each participant receives financial support of £300 toward performance expenses (eg performer travel, instrument hire, rehearsal space).

The first rough for opera was in October 2011.  Since then it has platformed more than 40 new operas and works in development.

For further information about all past events, participants and works programmed and full details of this Call for Proposals and how to apply visit roughforopera.tumblr.com    

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