We are over the moon to announce that we have been selected as one of the associate companies for In Good Company. And this means 2 very, very exciting years ahead.
In Good Company is a professional development program for artists making work in the East Midlands which aims to engage, develop and inspire, and is led by Creative Producer, Ruby Glaskin. The scheme was launched in 2014 by three partner venues, Derby Theatre, Create Theatre in Mansfield and Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester, with the support of Arts Council England. It has now developed into a 5-venue partnership to include: Mansfield Venues (Old Library, Palace Theatre), Lincolnshire One Venues (Lincoln Drill Hall, South Holland Centre, Guildhall Arts Centre) and The Brewhouse, Burton.
In Good Company has been a vital addition to the artistic landscape of the East Midlands, receiving a second grant from Arts Council England of £116,000 in July 2016.
Numerous applications were received, 12 companies were invited to pitch and following in-depth interviews, we are now delighted to announce that the associate companies, artists and graduates for 2016-18 are:
Flickbook Theatre, a Lincoln-based company who are intent on devising vibrant and brave theatre. They are experimental and multi-disciplinary theatre makers who glory in the little absurdities of real life. Their philosophy is ‘Whatever floats your boat’ (but doesn’t sink anyone else’s).
notnow Collective, founded by two regionally-based Croatian artists, Tina Hofman and Kristina Gavran out of necessity to make their caring roles visible and explore ways of integrating parenthood into both professional practice and quality theatre experiences.
Louise White, an artist who is passionate about theatre without a fourth wall and whose work is highly interactive and creates a sense of community – devised theatre with participation at its heart, a mix of autobiography, social contexts and a pinch of the ridiculous.
David Ralfe, an artist who trained at the Jacques Lecoq Theatre School and on the National Theatre Director’s Course. For the past five years, David has been creating and touring shows with his company On The Run, and he is currently working on international projects in China and Georgia with the British Council. Over the coming months, he’ll be setting up a brand new company, based in the East Midlands.
you can find more information about In Good Company here