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Live Drafts

10 September — 15 September

Twenty artists share a new idea over two weeks. Maybe it’s the first time it’s ever been performed in front of an audience. Maybe it’s a third draft. Maybe bits don’t work yet. Maybe it’s extraordinary.

Live Drafts is about seeing the beginnings of shows before they’re fully developed, and seeing what a show can look like before it becomes a show. Last year’s First Drafts festival saw the very first outing of Company Three’s The Act and the transformation tale A New And Better You – full-length shows that you can now see in our current season.

If you’ve got a new idea you’d like to develop with us, you can submit it to Live Drafts. This festival is the start of a journey with us. It is a chance for us to meet new artists, for you to meet us, and to explore together what new ideas might fuel The Yard’s future program. Download this info pack to find out more.

The deadline to submit is 5pm on 18 June.

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