Tue 26 Nov 2013
We are thrilled to announce that the winners of this year’s Platform 18 Award are the Glasgow-based theatre group Enormous Yes (Michael John O’Neill & Rob Jones). The New Directions award (formerly the Arches Award for Stage Directors) gives groundbreaking, risk-taking emergent artists the chance to show off their work, with previous winners including Kieran Hurley, Rob Drummond, and Cora Bissett.
The award supports the UK’s most talented emergent theatre and performance makers by offering them the opportunity to stage a funded theatre production at The Arches and Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in April 2014. In line with our longstanding commitment to supporting and nurturing emergent theatre talent, the award is open to all theatre/performance makers who can demonstrate a commitment to working professionally in Scotland. The project is run in association with the Traverse Theatre. The award offers an emergent artist the resources and mentoring support to stage a professional production from inception right up to performance, before being showcased for one week alongside a programme of high-profile international work as part of The Arches’ Behaviour Festival in April subsequently transferring to the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh the following week.
Enormous Yes are fresh from staging their work Bonny Boys Are Few as part of Arches Live 2013. They will be presenting their new piece ‘The Forbidden Experiment’ as part of next year’s Behaviour festival, followed by a run at the Traverse Theatre.