Current Opportunities

Throughout the year at Curve there are opportunities for local artists and creatives to get involved and share their work.

You’ll find the latest opportunities on this page.

ROTTEN Rapid Response Scheme

Calling all writers!

This is your chance to have your work performed on the Curve stage.
As part of Curve’s upcoming production of ROTTEN, we are running a Rapid Response initiative for five writers to create short pieces responding to the themes of the play.

How it works:

– Writers will be called for a one-hour launch event with ROTTEN director Rikki Beadle-Blair at Curve on Monday 18th March (19:00).
– Writers must submit their first drafts the morning of Thursday 21st March and will receive feedback by that evening, with final drafts to be submitted the morning of Saturday 23rd March.
– The scripts will then be rehearsed on the afternoon of the 23rd and performed (script-in-hand) at 17:30, before the evening performance of ROTTEN.
– The script should be written for no more than 3 characters
– This is a paid opportunity
– All writers interested should submit 10 pages of their work to Rob Ward, creative director of Emmerson & Ward Productions, [email protected]

ROTTEN Synopsis:
Three young, regional actresses are struggling to survive in London. Their shared dream is dwindling away quicker than their bank balances. But who needs electricity? Or Netflix? Every night through their grotty living room window the antiheroes have a front row seat into the life of: Instagram ‘Celebrity’ The Honourable Iris Montague-Willis. When the girls spot Iris in a compromising position, they see their chance to cash in. It’s Hitchcock meets Lord of the Flies in this brand new comedy-thriller!

Application deadline: Monday 4th March
Successful applicants informed (and ROTTEN script sent out): Monday 11th March

ROTTEN Director-Shadow Scheme

For Emerging East Midlands creatives 

As part of the rehearsal process for ROTTEN, production company Emmerson & Ward and Josie White are looking for a diverse East Midlands based, emerging creative to come into our rehearsal room for a day and shadow our director RIKKI BEADLE-BLAIR MBE.

We want to inspire the individual involved in this scheme to use their own unique voice and equip them with the skills to create their own projects.

A bit about the play

In this Hitchcock meets Lord of the flies drama: Saoirse, Coco and Sonia are struggling to make ends meet in London. Their shared dream of becoming successful actors is dwindling away quicker than their bank balances, and their only joy comes from spying on their rich neighbours’ antics. Through their living room window the girls have a front row seat into the  life of: The honourable Iris Montague-Willis, and when the girls spot Iris in a compromising position, they see their chance to cash in.

Rehearsal Dates

Our director-shadow can choose any day between Monday 18th and Wednesday 20th March.
Please specify your availability in this form, and we’ll do our best to accommodate 

You will be paid £120 for the day, inclusive of all expenses.

To apply, please write no more than 500 words telling us about yourself, your work and why you are interested in this opportunity. Feel free to send any links to previous work, reviews, videos etc. Please also let us know which of the three rehearsal dates would work best for you.

Send applications to Rob Ward, creative director of Emmerson & Ward Productions at [email protected]

DEADLINE: 4th March

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 8th March

We are particularly interested in hearing from creatives: 

o   From the GLOBAL MAJORITY community

o   Who identify as LGBTQIA+