Old Vic 12 2016 Winners
So, after a total of 1,500 applications, whittled down to a shortlist of 250, the winners of the stellar scheme - the Old Vic 12 for 2016-17 goes to:
So, who are the winners?
- Directors Chelsea Walker, Lekan Lawal and Jesse Jones
- Producers Molly Roberts, Tobi Kyeremateng and Aaron Rogers
- Playwrights Joe White, Rebecca Crookshank and John O'Donovan
- Designer Fin Redshaw
- Movement Director Rachael Nanyonjo
- Composer Cassie Kinoshi
As a reminder the scheme is a chance for 12 emerging theatre artists, consisting of directors, writers, producers, designers, composers and choreographers to work together on three plays - to allow them to reach greater heights in their performing arts careers.
As this is the second year the scheme has ran for on Hiive we can also share achievements made by the class of 2015-16, which include:
Director Caitlin McLeod moving on to win a Sky Arts Scholarship to create new theatre company The Coterie, pairing with OV12 Producer Martha Rose Wilson.
Producer Paul Jellis moved on to become Executive Producer (maternity cover) at HighTide and Sarah Georgeson is now Assistant Producer at the Lyric Hammersmith.
Director Ed Stambollouian recently finished a successful run of Blush at The Edinburgh Festival; composer Harry Blake takes up post as Cameron Mackintosh resident composer at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and playwright Samuel Bailey is presenting his next play Champ at the Tobacco Factory.
And if you want to apply for the Old Vic 12 in future then giving the current winners a follow might not be such a bad thing... but you're a hungry creative so you were going to do that anyway weren't you?