MGCfutures Bursaries exist to support theatre practitioners to develop their careers in the industry.
Bursaries have been awarded across a range of theatrical disciplines including directing, writing, producing, choreography, and video design. Offering both financial and on-going mentoring support from the MGCfutures team, our recipients come from across the UK. Click on the recipients names below to find out a little more about their projects and how the Bursary will support their career development.
The bursary will go towards work-shopping Samuel’s new play – Shook – with a creative team led by director Jesse Jones.
Poonam’s bursary is to support development work with playwright Azma Dar for a new play called NOOR about World War 2 agent Noor Inayat-Khan. It will also enable her to progress her career by emboldening her directing voice and strengthening relationships with the industry.
Oliver will use the bursary to support a two-week R&D workshop exploring the theatrical language of his adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s young adult novel The Devil and His Boy. Oliver was a MGCfutures Bursary round one mentee.
The bursary will support the first stage of R&D on a new contemporary circus show created by Ellie.
The bursary offers Rebecca the chance to spend a fortnight shadowing a professional theatre producer, helping her to develop the skills to produce her first play as a freelance producer.
Sophie’s bursary will help her build experience by creating an innovative platform to effectively communicate a new site-specific show to deaf people through the use of screen technology.
The bursary will cover actor and artists fees for Debbie to direct an R&D workshop of an exciting, surreal new play by Sarah Kosar about the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Polina’s bursary is to help her transform a successful BBC radio drama into a theatre piece.
Lanre’s bursary will enable a development workshop week on a new piece - Elephant in the Room - dance theatre solo that explores the complexities of experiencing mental illness as a man and dissecting the stigma attached to it.
Eve’s bursary will fund a week-long workshop of Parlour, a new production about online punishments for real world crimes.
The bursary will build sustainability of Project O by providing a ‘home’ for their work over 6 months; a place to meet, reflect, plan anew, immerse themselves in a growing multi disciplinary artistic community. Project O are Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small.
The bursary will enable Margaret to finish writing Collapsible, a play for one actor about a young woman who loses her job and gradually ceases to believe in her own existence.
The bursary will support Massive Owl to undertake research, led by company member Danny Prosser, into artist-producer relationships and provide seed funding for the company to work with a producer for the first time.
Fran will work with Artistic Director, Daniel Buckroyd and his team at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester on two Made in Colchester productions – The UK tour of Spamalot and The Turn of the Screw.
The bursary will support three projects that will start Alex’s independent producing, enabling a career turning point.
The bursary is to support Dan in specific training to aiding his development towards becoming a Technical Director.
Oscar’s bursary will allow him to evolve and build his craft and international relationships through attendance and participation on the Lincoln Centre Director’s Lab in New York.
The bursary will enable Ash to buy software and equipment to aid the content creation process, moving his video and projection design in theatre towards a more self-sufficient practice whilst also improving his design capabilities.