45North champions female-led theatre productions.
We believe in championing the careers of emerging female-identifying and non-binary artists on and off the stage. This is how we will achieve our pledge of 75% representation for these groups in 45North.
Our Hackney Downs Studio space is perfect for theatre and dance rehearsals, meetings, workshops or just a space to play and develop.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org telling us how using our space would benefit you.
We want to encourage new work by female-identifying and non-binary creatives. We, therefore, offer a three-tiered commissioning process.
To encourage artists to find their voices and play with new ideas, you can use our rehearsal and studio space for a day. This can be for dancers, actors, directors as well as writers. Want to invite others from the industry? Absolutely. This is a shared space, giving everyone space to create.
After a submission process in early 2020, we will choose 5 scripts for a First Draft Commission. Working with the playwrights and makers, we will decide on a timeline from 3 to 6 months to produce a first draft. This will include studio time, desk space at the office, and feedback sessions with our producing team.
At the end of the period we will share the work with the 45North team, and any other creatives you wish to invite. Following the sharing we will decide if this is a project we will take to production.
Once we have reviewed the first draft commission we will decide if it is a piece we will move onto final draft and production. We will commission the full draft from you at rates set by the Independent Theatre Council. This will again include studio space, desk space, and feedback from our producing team throughout the process.
Interested? Follow us on Twitter @forty_fivenorth for the call out in early 2020.
45North is proud to announce the launch of their 2020 commission scheme for theatre-makers!
Read more about the scheme on this page, or alternatively, you can download our 45North Commission Scheme PDF here.
If you are commissioned by 45North, you will receive:
Upon completion of the first draft, 45North will decide whether to carry the project through to final draft and production. A full commission will include a larger fee as well as a full production produced by 45North within a suitable timeframe for the project.