Applications have opened for the 15th annual PULSE Festival in Ipswich.
Hosted by The New Wolsey Theatre and directed by China Plate, PULSE Festival Ipswich is a 10 day festival that focuses on new and innovative approached to theatre and performance. Applications are now open for finished pieces, The Suitcase Prize and Scratch performances.
The festivalwill take placefromThursday 28 May to Saturday 6 June 2015 and will present work across a variety of genres, from theatre to dance and everything in between, in various forms from tour-ready work to rehearsed readings, and works at an advanced stage of development.
Now in its 15thyear the festival has presented new work from a host of local and international artists and companies includingGecko, Talking Birds, Lucy Ellinson, Made in China, Caroline Horton, Victoria Melody, Chris Goode, Mark Thomas, Daniel Bye, Chris Thorpe, Action Hero, Ursula Martinez, Bryony Kimmings, Two Destination Language, Greg Wohead, Analogue, Wendy Houstoun, Babakas, New Art ClubandGaggleBabble.
The festival will also continue to run The Suitcase Prize, aimed at encouraging theatre makers to think in an environmentally and economically sustainable way. Entrants must have a brand new, unfinished piece of work that must be able to tour on public transport in luggage carried by the people taking part in the piece.The Suitcase Prizewill award £1000 to a bold and adventurous idea, with all artists shortlisted for the prize also having the opportunity to present their work-in-progress at the Festival in front of an audience and a panel of judges.
Applications for the PULSE Festival Ipswich can be submittedusing the online application form atwww.pulseipswich.co.uk. The deadline for applications isFriday 9 January 2015and applicants will be notified by Monday 2March 2015.Applications must be for new professional work, or work by a new and emerging company – that is, new creations, new productions or new works in development.