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The search is on for the next Old Vic 12

18 August 2017

The search is on to find the next group of exciting artists to become the third Old Vic 12. Find out more and apply here.

The Old Vic 12 aims to nurture and develop the next generation of theatre practitioners through offering access and insights into theatre-making, mentoring from industry experts, delivering masterclasses to other emerging artists, and collaborating with each other to create brand new work.

‘Supporting the next generation of theatre-makers is one of the most important and effective contributions to our cultural future we can make. It is also one of the most enjoyable. The Old Vic 12 sees emerging creatives engaging with people at the top of their profession across a wide range of theatrical disciplines and it’s hugely inspiring to see how much all parties get from the mutual exchange of ideas.’ Matthew Warchus, Artistic Director

Launched in 2015, we are delighted to be hosting the second year of the scheme and participants are:

  • 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.

The Old Vic 12 is generously supported for 2017/18 by Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Robert Bourne, Nick Clarry, Hani Farsi, Nathalie & Nicolas Giauque, Laura & Nigel Mead and The Old Vic Impact Fund.

This project was made possible with seed funding from the Peter De Haan Charitable Trust.