A Younger Theatre is delighted to announce the winners of the first INCOMING Festival bursaries: RemoteControl, Kill the Beast and Fine Frenzy.
These bursaries are designed to extend the work of the companies beyond INCOMING Festival, as part of A Younger Theatre’s ongoing commitment to supporting the work of emerging theatre companies. We hope that these grants will give the winning companies a boost to take their work and ideas to the next level.
Fine Frenzy has been awarded £400 to support the development of its next project. We’ll let them tell you more about it soon, but we can reveal that there are exciting plans afoot to create a new piece of verbatim theatre. You can see Fine Frenzy’s show, Vessel, at 4pm on Sunday 25 May – tickets from New Diorama’s website.
RemoteControl has been awarded £200 towards the development of Project Haha, its next show. The money will be used to work with Matilde Marangoni, a graduate student of set design at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design. RemoteControl’s SOLD OUT La Donna e Mobile was part of this year’s INCOMING Festival.
Kill The Beast has also been awarded £200, which will be used to refine and improve the projections, wigs and costumes used in He Had Hairy Hands before the show’s run at the Pleasance during the Edinburgh Fringe. He Had Hairy Hands has been an INCOMING best-seller, selling out both its original show and its special late-night extra show before the festival even started. If you will miss the show as part of INCOMING, it’ll be at the Lowry in Manchester, then at the Pleasance in Edinburgh and then… well, watch this space.
The bursaries are funded from A Younger Theatre’s grant from Arts Council England, and were judged by Jake Orr and Eleanor Turney of AYT. We were delighted with the strength of the applications we received, and were unanimous in selecting these three companies as the winners.