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GROW IS HULL TRUCK THEATRE’S ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR ARTISTS OF ANY AGE AT ANY STAGE IN THEIR CAREER. WWW.HULLTRUCK.CO.UK/GROW BOX OFFICE 01482 323638 #GROWFEST


WEDNESDAY 24 MAY 5.30pm

AN ARTIST’S GUIDE TO DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGION

GROW FESTIVAL IS FOR ANYONE INVOLVED IN THEATRE-MAKING. WHETHER YOU WORK ON STAGE OR OFF STAGE, EVENTS ARE AIMED AT ARTISTS AND ORGANISATIONS WHO WANT TO EXPAND AND DEVELOP THEIR CAREERS AND PRACTICE AND SHARE IDEAS. This year’s Grow Festival is part of Roots & Routes – the second curated season as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Inspired by this, the festival is a celebration of new work and ideas firmly rooted in Hull’s vibrant artistic scene, with new work including Come To Where I’m From, First Time Out and the 24 hour Plays. These performances sit alongside a series of workshops lead by some of the UK’s leading companies and artists. Outside of the official programme, the Grow Festival is a place to make new connections, find future collaborators and celebrate new ideas.

ENJOY, U O Y E P O H E W D ARE PROVODKBE Y AND INSPIRE FESTIVAL. THIS YEAR’S

A chance to meet members of Hull Truck Theatre’s Artist Development Team and others in the city and region who support the development of new work. An opportunity for you to hear how organisations support artists and us to learn more about you and your work.

FREE

6.30pm

GROW FESTIVAL LAUNCH Join Artistic Director, Mark Babych, and the team at Hull Truck Theatre for the launch of 2017’s Grow Festival. The welcome will be followed by a discussion chaired by Amanda Huxtable, Hull Truck Theatre’s Artistic Associate and Change Maker, alongside some leading voices in the industry. This year’s discussion will be:

ROOTS & ROUTES

How does where we’ve come from influence where we are going? A panel discussion about access, progression and the stories we tell.

FREE

7.45pm

PAINES PLOUGH AND HULL TRUCK THEATRE PRESENT

COME TO WHERE I’M FROM Since 2010 writers from across the UK have returned to their home towns to pen plays about the places that shaped them. At theatres from Bristol to Belfast, Cardiff to Coventry and Nottingham to Newcastle, these plays have been performed by the playwrights themselves, coming home to tell their tale. Now Come To Where I’m From visits Hull to invite four of the city’s finest playwrights to join this celebrated nationwide project by performing their own short plays about their home. 130 previous Come To Where I’m From plays are available in audio form, for free, on the App Store.

TICKETS £5

THURSDAY 25 MAY

FRIDAY 26 MAY

1.30pm – 4pm

1pm – 4pm

STUN AND STAY SHOWCASE

JAMES GRAHAM WORKSHOP

Sustained Theatre Up North and Sustained Theatre Artists Yorkshire introduce a range of artists from the North West and Yorkshire to showcase their current work, ideas and encourage potential collaborations. Join us afterwards for a Q&A session (with panellists including Garfield Allen, Director of STUN, and Amanda Huxtable, Artistic Associate at Hull Truck Theatre and ACE Change Maker) to discuss creative opportunities over a buffet. Sustained Theatre Up North | STUN are part of a National Movement dedicated to the growth and prosperity of BAME Creatives across the UK.

Award-winning playwright James Graham comes to Grow Festival to share his thoughts and some practical skills. James’s work for theatre, TV and Film includes This House (National Theatre & West End, 2016), nominated for the Oliver Best Play award, Finding Neverland the Musical (Broadway 2015), Coalition (Channel 4) and The Vote (Donmar Warehouse). He is an alumni of The University of Hull.

FREE, TICKETED

BBC WRITERSROOM: TOP TIPS ON SCRIPTWRITING

7.45pm

FIRST TIME OUT First Time Out gives artists the chance to share new work as it develops and audiences a chance to be among the very first people to see this work and input their thoughts at a key stage of the creative process. It could be anything from a rehearsed reading of a new play, a scratch performance or a preview. Following the performances join the artists to feedback on what you’ve seen. Keep an eye on our website for a confirmed line up closer to the festival.

TICKETS £5

TICKETS £10

5.30pm

Ever wondered how to get noticed by the BBC? How to send your script and what happens when you do? How do they assess your work? What grabs them and what puts them off? If you’re after some tips, this is a session not to miss. BBC Writersroom is always on the lookout for fresh, new, talented writers of any age and experience with an original voice and great stories to tell. Join Justine Potter, Development Producer for BBC Writersroom North (which focuses on championing writers from across the UK) who will provide you with some invaluable tips and answer any burning questions you may have about scriptwriting.

7pm

ROOTS & ROUTES

24 HOUR PLAYS LAUNCH Join Hull Truck Theatre’s Supported Artists for the launch of the 24 Hour Plays. Watch as the directors and writers find out which actors they will work with, which props they will have as inspiration for their piece and which costumes they will have access to. See the starting whistle and join us on Saturday when the artists cross the finish line. FREE

SATURDAY 27 MAY 8pm

HULL TRUCK THEATRE’S SUPPORTED ARTISTS PRESENT

ROOTS & ROUTES - 24 HOUR PLAYS 30 artists, 4 plays and 24 hours. An explosion of collaboration that will see Hull Truck Theatre’s Supported Artists and special guests work together to create new pieces of work on the theme of Roots & Routes. 24 hours ago no one even knew who they were working with, now there are four new pieces showcasing the talent and diversity of Hull’s creative scene. TICKETS £5


WEDNESDAY 24 MAY 5.30pm

AN ARTIST’S GUIDE TO DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGION

GROW FESTIVAL IS FOR ANYONE INVOLVED IN THEATRE-MAKING. WHETHER YOU WORK ON STAGE OR OFF STAGE, EVENTS ARE AIMED AT ARTISTS AND ORGANISATIONS WHO WANT TO EXPAND AND DEVELOP THEIR CAREERS AND PRACTICE AND SHARE IDEAS. This year’s Grow Festival is part of Roots & Routes – the second curated season as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Inspired by this, the festival is a celebration of new work and ideas firmly rooted in Hull’s vibrant artistic scene, with new work including Come To Where I’m From, First Time Out and the 24 hour Plays. These performances sit alongside a series of workshops lead by some of the UK’s leading companies and artists. Outside of the official programme, the Grow Festival is a place to make new connections, find future collaborators and celebrate new ideas.

ENJOY, U O Y E P O H E W D ARE PROVODKBE Y AND INSPIRE FESTIVAL. THIS YEAR’S

A chance to meet members of Hull Truck Theatre’s Artist Development Team and others in the city and region who support the development of new work. An opportunity for you to hear how organisations support artists and us to learn more about you and your work.

FREE

6.30pm

GROW FESTIVAL LAUNCH Join Artistic Director, Mark Babych, and the team at Hull Truck Theatre for the launch of 2017’s Grow Festival. The welcome will be followed by a discussion chaired by Amanda Huxtable, Hull Truck Theatre’s Artistic Associate and Change Maker, alongside some leading voices in the industry. This year’s discussion will be:

ROOTS & ROUTES

How does where we’ve come from influence where we are going? A panel discussion about access, progression and the stories we tell.

FREE

7.45pm

PAINES PLOUGH AND HULL TRUCK THEATRE PRESENT

COME TO WHERE I’M FROM Since 2010 writers from across the UK have returned to their home towns to pen plays about the places that shaped them. At theatres from Bristol to Belfast, Cardiff to Coventry and Nottingham to Newcastle, these plays have been performed by the playwrights themselves, coming home to tell their tale. Now Come To Where I’m From visits Hull to invite four of the city’s finest playwrights to join this celebrated nationwide project by performing their own short plays about their home. 130 previous Come To Where I’m From plays are available in audio form, for free, on the App Store.

TICKETS £5

THURSDAY 25 MAY

FRIDAY 26 MAY

1.30pm – 4pm

1pm – 4pm

STUN AND STAY SHOWCASE

JAMES GRAHAM WORKSHOP

Sustained Theatre Up North and Sustained Theatre Artists Yorkshire introduce a range of artists from the North West and Yorkshire to showcase their current work, ideas and encourage potential collaborations. Join us afterwards for a Q&A session (with panellists including Garfield Allen, Director of STUN, and Amanda Huxtable, Artistic Associate at Hull Truck Theatre and ACE Change Maker) to discuss creative opportunities over a buffet. Sustained Theatre Up North | STUN are part of a National Movement dedicated to the growth and prosperity of BAME Creatives across the UK.

Award-winning playwright James Graham comes to Grow Festival to share his thoughts and some practical skills. James’s work for theatre, TV and Film includes This House (National Theatre & West End, 2016), nominated for the Oliver Best Play award, Finding Neverland the Musical (Broadway 2015), Coalition (Channel 4) and The Vote (Donmar Warehouse). He is an alumni of The University of Hull.

FREE, TICKETED

BBC WRITERSROOM: TOP TIPS ON SCRIPTWRITING

7.45pm

FIRST TIME OUT First Time Out gives artists the chance to share new work as it develops and audiences a chance to be among the very first people to see this work and input their thoughts at a key stage of the creative process. It could be anything from a rehearsed reading of a new play, a scratch performance or a preview. Following the performances join the artists to feedback on what you’ve seen. Keep an eye on our website for a confirmed line up closer to the festival.

TICKETS £5

TICKETS £10

5.30pm

Ever wondered how to get noticed by the BBC? How to send your script and what happens when you do? How do they assess your work? What grabs them and what puts them off? If you’re after some tips, this is a session not to miss. BBC Writersroom is always on the lookout for fresh, new, talented writers of any age and experience with an original voice and great stories to tell. Join Justine Potter, Development Producer for BBC Writersroom North (which focuses on championing writers from across the UK) who will provide you with some invaluable tips and answer any burning questions you may have about scriptwriting.

FREE, TICKETED

7pm

ROOTS & ROUTES

24 HOUR PLAYS LAUNCH Join Hull Truck Theatre’s Supported Artists for the launch of the 24 Hour Plays. Watch as the directors and writers find out which actors they will work with, which props they will have as inspiration for their piece and which costumes they will have access to. See the starting whistle and join us on Saturday when the artists cross the finish line. FREE

SATURDAY 27 MAY 8pm

HULL TRUCK THEATRE’S SUPPORTED ARTISTS PRESENT

ROOTS & ROUTES - 24 HOUR PLAYS 30 artists, 4 plays and 24 hours. An explosion of collaboration that will see Hull Truck Theatre’s Supported Artists and special guests work together to create new pieces of work on the theme of Roots & Routes. 24 hours ago no one even knew who they were working with, now there are four new pieces showcasing the talent and diversity of Hull’s creative scene. TICKETS £5


FRIDAY 26 MAY 1pm – 4pm

JAMES GRAHAM WORKSHOP Award-winning playwright James Graham comes to Grow Festival to share his thoughts and some practical skills. James’s work for theatre, TV and Film includes This House (National Theatre & West End, 2016), nominated for the Oliver Best Play award, Finding Neverland the Musical (Broadway 2015), Coalition (Channel 4) and The Vote (Donmar Warehouse). He is an alumni of The University of Hull.

TICKETS £10

5.30pm

BBC WRITERSROOM: TOP TIPS ON SCRIPTWRITING Ever wondered how to get noticed by the BBC? How to send your script and what happens when you do? How do they assess your work? What grabs them and what puts them off? If you’re after some tips, this is a session not to miss. BBC Writersroom is always on the lookout for fresh, new, talented writers of any age and experience with an original voice and great stories to tell. Join Justine Potter, Development Producer for BBC Writersroom North (which focuses on championing writers from across the UK) who will provide you with some invaluable tips and answer any burning questions you may have about scriptwriting.

FREE, TICKETED

7pm

ROOTS & ROUTES

24 HOUR PLAYS LAUNCH Join Hull Truck Theatre’s Supported Artists for the launch of the 24 Hour Plays. Watch as the directors and writers find out which actors they will work with, which props they will have as inspiration for their piece and which costumes they will have access to. See the starting whistle and join us on Saturday when the artists cross the finish line. FREE

SATURDAY 27 MAY 8pm

HULL TRUCK THEATRE’S SUPPORTED ARTISTS PRESENT

ROOTS & ROUTES - 24 HOUR PLAYS 30 artists, 4 plays and 24 hours. An explosion of collaboration that will see Hull Truck Theatre’s Supported Artists and special guests work together to create new pieces of work on the theme of Roots & Routes. 24 hours ago no one even knew who they were working with, now there are four new pieces showcasing the talent and diversity of Hull’s creative scene. TICKETS £5

GROW GOES INTERNATIONAL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRITISH COUNCIL SIERRA LEONE. Hull Truck Theatre and British Council Sierra Leone are working together on an international artist exchange programme. The programme starts at the Grow Festival and will form a new international strand of HTT’s yearround Grow programme. Artists from Sierra Leone will meet and work with artists connected to the Grow Festival, participating in the programme and immersing themselves in the cultural life of the city. In the Autumn, artists from Hull will make a return visit, collaborating to create a new performance. The partnership is part of Hull-Freetown 2017, a year-long programme of cultural, civic and educational activities.

SUPPORTED ARTISTS Hull Truck Theatre’s Supported Artists programme offers bespoke support to artists and companies whose work we find inspiring, innovative and exciting. The programme builds on the support Hull Truck Theatre gives, year-round, through Grow. We offer a programme of bespoke support for artists and companies whose work inspires us. Supported Artists Bellow Theatre Broccolily Theatre End of the Line Theatre Lydia Marchant Middle Child Norris & Parker Silent Uproar The Roaring Girls To discuss any aspect of the Supported Artists programme, please contact grow@hulltruck.co.uk.

GROW IS HULL TRUCK THEATRE’S ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR ARTISTS OF ANY AGE AT ANY STAGE IN THEIR CAREER. WWW.HULLTRUCK.CO.UK/GROW BOX OFFICE 01482 323638 #GROWFEST


FRIDAY 26 MAY 1pm – 4pm

JAMES GRAHAM WORKSHOP Award-winning playwright James Graham comes to Grow Festival to share his thoughts and some practical skills. James’s work for theatre, TV and Film includes This House (National Theatre & West End, 2016), nominated for the Oliver Best Play award, Finding Neverland the Musical (Broadway 2015), Coalition (Channel 4) and The Vote (Donmar Warehouse). He is an alumni of The University of Hull.

TICKETS £10

5.30pm

BBC WRITERSROOM: TOP TIPS ON SCRIPTWRITING Ever wondered how to get noticed by the BBC? How to send your script and what happens when you do? How do they assess your work? What grabs them and what puts them off? If you’re after some tips, this is a session not to miss. BBC Writersroom is always on the lookout for fresh, new, talented writers of any age and experience with an original voice and great stories to tell. Join Justine Potter, Development Producer for BBC Writersroom North (which focuses on championing writers from across the UK) who will provide you with some invaluable tips and answer any burning questions you may have about scriptwriting.

FREE, TICKETED

7pm

ROOTS & ROUTES

24 HOUR PLAYS LAUNCH Join Hull Truck Theatre’s Supported Artists for the launch of the 24 Hour Plays. Watch as the directors and writers find out which actors they will work with, which props they will have as inspiration for their piece and which costumes they will have access to. See the starting whistle and join us on Saturday when the artists cross the finish line. FREE

SATURDAY 27 MAY 8pm

HULL TRUCK THEATRE’S SUPPORTED ARTISTS PRESENT

ROOTS & ROUTES - 24 HOUR PLAYS 30 artists, 4 plays and 24 hours. An explosion of collaboration that will see Hull Truck Theatre’s Supported Artists and special guests work together to create new pieces of work on the theme of Roots & Routes. 24 hours ago no one even knew who they were working with, now there are four new pieces showcasing the talent and diversity of Hull’s creative scene. TICKETS £5

GROW GOES INTERNATIONAL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRITISH COUNCIL SIERRA LEONE. Hull Truck Theatre and British Council Sierra Leone are working together on an international artist exchange programme. The programme starts at the Grow Festival and will form a new international strand of HTT’s yearround Grow programme. Artists from Sierra Leone will meet and work with artists connected to the Grow Festival, participating in the programme and immersing themselves in the cultural life of the city. In the Autumn, artists from Hull will make a return visit, collaborating to create a new performance. The partnership is part of Hull-Freetown 2017, a year-long programme of cultural, civic and educational activities.

SUPPORTED ARTISTS Hull Truck Theatre’s Supported Artists programme offers bespoke support to artists and companies whose work we find inspiring, innovative and exciting. The programme builds on the support Hull Truck Theatre gives, year-round, through Grow. We offer a programme of bespoke support for artists and companies whose work inspires us. Supported Artists Bellow Theatre Broccolily Theatre End of the Line Theatre Lydia Marchant Middle Child Norris & Parker Silent Uproar The Roaring Girls To discuss any aspect of the Supported Artists programme, please contact grow@hulltruck.co.uk.

GROW IS HULL TRUCK THEATRE’S ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR ARTISTS OF ANY AGE AT ANY STAGE IN THEIR CAREER. WWW.HULLTRUCK.CO.UK/GROW BOX OFFICE 01482 323638 #GROWFEST


The residencies are one week in duration and exist to provide artists with the time, space and support to develop any part of the process of creating a new piece of work. We can offer funding up to the value of £1,000, which might include contributions towards loss of income, travel expenses and/or buying in the services of other artists or experts. We also offer space and accommodation. For more information and details of how to apply visit www.hulltruck.co.uk/grow or contact grow@hulltruck.co.uk. Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

Be Our Guest supported by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

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BE OUR GUEST DATES 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

Residency: 25 – 30 August Application Deadline: Monday 14 August

Residency: 27 November – 2 December Application Deadline: Andrew Lloyd Monday 16 October Webber Foundation

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

Hull Truck Theatre gratefully acknowledges support from:

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Be Our Guest is part of our residency programme and can be applied for by individual artists or companies.

Thanks to the time, space and support of the Hull Truck Theatre team we have in a matter of days created and evolved a complicated show and taken on advice, both on building our work and reaching a wider audience. Hull Truck Theatre’s input has been invaluable to our progression as a company.

Hull Truck Theatre Grow Festival 2017  

Grow is Hull Truck Theatre's Artist Development Programme for Artists of any age at any stage in their career.

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