Are you interested in writing adaptations?
As part of Miracle’s plans to expand its creative team, it will be commissioning a writer to develop and deliver an adaptation for the company’s next summer touring production (2024).
This will be an outdoor touring show, to be performed by up a cast of 4 or 5 actors (who may play multiple characters) and set on a small pop-up stage (4m x 5m).
Adaptations of classic plays and off-beat novels figure frequently in Miracle Theatre’s programme. Past productions include novels Cat’s Cradle, The Third Policeman and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. We regularly adapt epic plays for performance by small casts, such as Shakespeare’s King Lear, Calderon’s Life’s a Dream and Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard.
Miracle’s open-air summer shows appeal to a broad audience and age range, often approaching serious themes obliquely with strong physical comedy.
If you are interested in this project, you are invited apply for one of our 3 paid Adapting For The Stage residencies, where you will have the opportunity to meet members of the Miracle team, collaborate with a director and actors on planning and developing a short adaptation and attend rehearsals and a ‘scratch’ performance.
Selected writers will be paid a fee of £500.
Part 1 On Tues 25th or Weds 26th July (4 hours – morning or afternoon)
Part 2 Between 27th July and 1st August.
Part 3 Between Mon 31st July and Weds 2nd Aug (2 x 4 hour sessions)
Part 4 On Thurs 3rd August (All day)
Food and refreshment will be provided.
Please send your CV with a short (1 page) sample of a script that you have written (on any subject) and a paragraph on why you’re interested in working with Miracle.
Deadline: 9am Monday 17th July 2023.