York Theatre Royal gets ready to reopen in May!

Local poets, writers, performers, singers, dancers and artists will come together once again when York Theatre Royal reopens on 17th May.

A series of love letters from local artists will be performed on the opening night of The Love Season (which kicks off when the theatre reopens). The commissions will then continue to be performed and presented throughout the following fortnight to kick-off that night’s theatre production.

Each love letter will last up to five minutes, offering artists the chance to share their work in an accessible, digestible way. Beautifully, York Theatre Royal is offering a generous commission – an initial £1,000 followed by £150 every time the love letter is performed. It’s an ideal way to encourage artists to get back to doing what they love.

Creative Director Juliet Forster says: “We want local artists working in any form or medium and currently living in York to join forces with us in celebrating the start of live performances when restrictions lift in May. We are looking for artists to create love letters through any medium.

“The love letter could be to a person, a place, an object, the city of York itself – or anything else. We are very keen to incorporate as wide a mix of art forms and interpretations of what a love letter is as possible. It could be a poem, a song, a piece of digital art, a dance piece but should be able to be performed or shared both live and in digital form.”

The remainder of The Love Season programme will be announced very soon, so keep checking One Play More or the York Theatre Royal website for the latest updates.

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