25 May 2023 / Grants and Awards

STR Practitioner Grants for 2023 Announced

The STR is delighted to announce that a grant for project research and development has been awarded to each of the following applicants:

Caroline Astell-Burt (puppeteer)
towards costs for her project A Very British Imagery for Pre-School Audiences

Bogdan Mihai Florea (independent researcher and theatre maker at Nu Nu Theatre)
towards preparation costs to enable the realisation of the project ‘Practising second language English through theatre-making’

Matthew Hahn (freelance theatre director and facilitator)
towards covering costs to enable ensemble training workshops in Folkestone

Emma Lindsay (performance artist)
towards costs associated with her project ‘Miracle Fish: an expanded performance poem that dances with fortune telling, anxieties, letter writing and folklore’

Sarah McCourt (senior lecturer in Drama at Wolverhampton University and freelance actor and theatre-maker)
towards the cost of a handheld projector for her project ‘Monstrous Love Revisited’

Stuart Macbeth (musician/writer)
towards sundry expenses and travel to the British Library and National Jazz Archives for ‘The Maxine Daniels Story’, telling the story of Maxine Daniels, a forgotten figure in British Jazz.

Hollie Miller (freelance artist and performer)
grant to help with funding rehearsal space for her show ‘Leda and the Swan’, to be premiered at The Palace Theatre in London

Elizabeth Mounter (actor)
grant for travel expenses to Sheffield and consultation with history scholar Michael Braddick for the play ‘Freeborn John’ that is in development

Pedro Andrés Pérez Rothstein (teacher, theatre practitioner, PhD researcher)
towards travel costs for participants on the project: ‘Dramaturgies of Mental Health: Stories from a Community Theatre Group at Arcola Theatre’

Annabelle Revak (composer and lyricist)
towards workshop development of a new historical, feminist musical ‘Train on Fire’

Sarah Sigal (freelance writer)
to hire dramaturg Alice Malin for the project: ‘Daniel Deronda: the process of adapting C19th literature and social values for the contemporary stage with a focus on British-Jewish identity

Alys Williams (theatre artist)
to subsidise BSL training for the Lead Artist in the show ‘The Light House’


Look out for news of these projects in the next few months!