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Champion of emerging theatre makers, Live Theatre announced its thirteen bursary awards with eight full bursaries of £2000 and a further five seed bursaries of £1000. The bursaries are a key step in Live Theatre’s ambitious and open artist development programme Live Elevator. They were selected through an open call-out earlier in the year the bursaries are given to those with exciting and innovative approaches to story led theatre making and this year to commit to additional support of the freelance sector, they are increasing the awards to a total of 13, up from seven last year.  

As well as £2000 cash bursary recipients will get the opportunity to have their work performed at Live Theatre plus access to rehearsal space, additional support and partner mentor. The seed bursary winners will receive £1000 to spend on any aspect of their project alongside rehearsal space and additional support.

£2000 bursary winners for 2020 are Adam Donaldson, Caitlin Evans, Isabella Leung, Lucy Nichol and Chris Connel, Alison Scurfield, David Tuffnell, Max Emerson and Rob Ward and Kerry Wright.

Seed bursary winners are Lydia Brickland, Rebecca Glendenning-Laycock, Madeline Gould and Tilly Branson, Mhairi Ledgerwood and Lydia Marchant with Tom Bellerby.

For more information on the winners and their plays visit the Live Theatre website.

Graeme Thompson, Live Theatre’s Creative Producer said: “It’s so vitally important right now that theatres do all they can to support artists and the creation of new work. It is because of this that this year we are offering 13 bursaries, using the resources and skills Live have to enable artists to keep working and making new plays. So, when this is all over, new voices and new stories will still be heard at Live Theatre. These 13 bursaries represent a huge range of diverse but incredibly exciting new stories. I can’t wait to see how they develop and share them with an audience.”

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