Performers

INN CROWD is a programme of high quality live literature performances touring to rural pubs across the South East and East of England (Kent, East and West Sussex, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk) from 2016 – 2019.  It is intended to help reinforce pubs as central to rural community life by bringing exceptional cultural experiences to new audiences.

Applause Rural Touring and Creative Arts East are working with Pub is the Hub and artistic partners New Writing South and Writers’ Centre Norwich to deliver Inn Crowd.

Previous Call Out For New Performers

In early 2017 we did our first call out for new performers to take part in Inn Crowd. We had three categories open to apply for:

Ready-to-go shows

Shows for re-shaping

Shows for co-production

The deadline for expressions of interest was on 31 January 2017  and follow ing shortlisting, we held a showcase at Writers’ Centre Norwich on 21 February where selected companies and artists were invited to perform extracts of their work.

Can I still apply?

If you have a show that you think would be suitable for the Inn Crowd scheme under any of the above categories, we would be happy to hear from you at any time. However, please note that if you are sending in show information outside of a call-out to performers, we may set aside your application until programming for the next season begins.

What are we looking for?

As above, we have three categories for you to consider:

Ready-to-Go: shows, sets or performances that have already been developed, have already had runs or tours, have records of critical or audience feedback and are available for booking now.

Reshape: shows, sets or performances that have been fully or partially developed and can be reshaped to suit the Inn Crowd scheme with minimal additional development time and assistance from the Inn Crowd consortium.

Co-Production: ideas for new shows, sets or performances that can be developed with time and assistance from the Inn Crowd consortium. To tour Feb 2018 onwards.

Performances can be suitable for adult, family or child audiences. Our expansive definition of Live Literature includes elements of theatre, poetry, spoken word, storytelling, literary adaptation, comedy, live art and audience participation … but the starting point for performances that we consider for this scheme must be written or composed text.

The Inn Crowd project will consist of 4 touring seasons. These are:

Sept 2017 – Jan 2018

Feb 2018 – Aug 2018

Sept 2018 – Jan 2019

Feb 2019 – Aug 2019

Companies/Artists will be programmed into one of these seasons.

How To Apply

Ready to Go Proposal Download this form: Inn Crowd Proposal Form – Ready to Go, complete the details and email it to Karen Kidman at Creative Arts East (karen@creativeartseast.co.uk). Name and save your form in the following format – ‘[Individual or Company Name] Inn Crowd Ready to Go Proposal’.

Reshape Proposal Download this form: Inn Crowd Proposal Form – Reshape, complete the details and email it to Julia Bird (julia@jaybird.org.uk). Name and save your form in the following format – ‘[Individual or Company Name] Inn Crowd Reshape Proposal’.

Co-Production Proposal Download this form: Inn Crowd Proposal Form – Co-production, complete the details and email it to Julia Bird (julia@jaybird.org.uk). Name and save your form in the following format – ‘[Individual or Company Name] Inn Crowd Co-production Proposal’.

For an informal discussion about Inn Crowd, please contact inncrowd@writerscentrenorwich.org.uk.