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Professional Development at Yorkshire Dance

Call out for Yorkshire performers to ‘Get Seen’

Sustained Theatre Artists Yorkshire (STAY) have announced details of a showcase event, ‘Get Seen’ on 20th July at West Yorkshire Playhouse which will give up and coming performers/artists the opportunity to perform a 10 minute snapshot of their work in front of casting agents and influential industry figures.

The event is part of the wider Open Season at West Yorkshire Playhouse and STAY are proud to be highlighting the professional talent they’re cultivating during West Yorkshire Playhouse’s season of youth and community performances.

Influential industry figures already confirmed include Nicci Topping – Yorkshire-born experienced casting agent who has cast for films such as Northern Soul amongst others, numerous TV commercials, short films, dramas and theatre performances.

There are 8-10 slots available for artists/groups to apply for via an application form which can be found on the stay-uk.org website. The deadline for applications is Friday 19th June at 5pm.

Those who are successful with their written applications will be invited to audition on Thursday 25th June and the chosen performers will be notified the following day and offered access to a rehearsal space from 1st – 19th July.

STAY is an organisation created to celebrate cultural diversity, therefore they strongly encourage minority artists to apply for the opportunity.

For full information please visit stay-uk.orgThis event is made possible with public funding distributed through Arts Council England.

Listing information -

Get Seen

Monday 20th July, 7pm

Quarry Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse

Audience tickets: £8

Booking: www.wyp.org.uk / 0113 217 7700

Event URL: http://stay-uk.org/stay-events/get-seen-west-yorkshire-playhouse/

Ticketing URL: http://wyp.org.uk/what%27s-on/2015/get-seen-2015-leeds/

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About Sustained Theatre Artists Yorkshire (STAY):

Sustained Theatre Artists Yorkshire (STAY) is one of the hubs linked with the National Sustained Theatre. We exist to enable, support and promote culturally diverse and minority artists so that they can make and tour great theatre, engaging diverse audiences regionally, nationally and internationally.

STAY aims to keep issues relating to culturally diverse and minority Theatre artists and practitioners alive and in the national debate, raise the profile of culturally diverse and minority Theatre artists in the region by increasing opportunities to network and share work, develop partnerships with venues and relevant agencies to increase diversity across the artistic landscape and work with Sustained Theatre to assist in delivering the strategic theatre agenda nationally.

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