Shoot Festival

A diverse new festival which platforms the best of Coventry and Warwickshire's up and coming talent

Elinor Coleman - Artist Testimonial

ELINOR COLEMAN (THEATRE MAKER), TELLS US WHY SHE THINKS SHOOT FESTIVAL IS 'WICKED' AND WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER APPLYING.

Shoot Festival is wicked!!

When I applied last year I was a little bit terrified, because I'd never performed any of my own work before. But I'm so glad I did.

The Shoot team are the most supportive bunch of wonders (just don't let Paul near a sound desk*), and the festival itself has such a warm and welcoming buzz. Its a great place to test new work.

Taking that first step has led me onto much more opportunity in the area. After winning the Artist Development Award at Shoot Festival 2016 I went on to secure some Arts Council England funding to develop my play further, and I am now on the Birmingham REP's Artist Development Scheme: Foundry, as a theatre maker.

And I put it all down to pressing send on that Shoot Application. I recommend you do the same... whats the worst that could happen?

*so, I screwed up the one cue I had (Paul)

 

IF YOU WISH TO APPLY TO SHOOT 17:

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 5PM FRI 3RD FEB