A Fortunate Man – A new theatre project

New Perspectives are looking for emerging artists from across the East Midlands to create a new theatre piece inspired by the John Berger book, A Fortunate Man. In A Fortunate Man, writer John Berger and photographer Jean Mohr document the work of John Sassall, an English country doctor. In its 50th anniversary year, we want to explore parallels between the original book and the NHS today. New Perspectives are looking for visual artists (painters / photographers / filmmakers) to pair with writers / devisers / performers. Each pair will explore the NHS today, spending time in doctor’s surgeries. The project will be directed by Michael Pinchbeck, who will work with photographer Julian Hughes and the emerging artists to create this exciting new piece of theatre. The project will run from April to September 2017.

Benefits include:

* Working with the East Midlands leading touring theatre company

* The opportunity to work with and receive support from professional East Midlands artists

* A masterclass with a leading industry professional

* The opportunity to create a produced piece of touring theatre

Participants must be 18+ and living, working or studying in the East Midlands. To apply please complete the downloadable application form below and return it to Theresa Keogh at theresa@newperspectives.co.uk or post it to Emerging Playwrights Project, New Perspectives, Park Lane Business Centre, Park Lane, Nottingham, NG6 0DW. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 3rd March 2017. For more information please go to New Perspective’s site here.

Learn more about the 1967 book, A Fortunate Man here.