Rachel Fallon's Arts and Media Graduate Scholarship Presentation
The Part Where I Big Myself Up
'The Queen Is Dead'
A radio play based on the 2011 Salford Riots.
6th June in EGG Media City
A Drama based on early 20th Century Ireland.
Create Performance on 16th June
at the Robert Powell Theatre
Hiring costs differ for each venue. For venues seating 80, midday time slot Estimated cost = £1,120
There are also free venues available at the Festival.
Average train return train ticket from Manchester to Edinburgh = £40.70
Estimated price for four nights= £444 PR
Press & Marketing.
1 to 2 performances = £96
3 to 5 performances = £204
6 or more performances = £295
Venue marketing, ad design, flyers, posters
Estimated cost = £400
Costume, props and sets design
.Estimated cost = £200-£500
What will the funding go towards?
Estimated total budget cost = £4,000
Whether it be through money or resources e.g. materials for costumes, stage sets, props, lending equipment etc.
I have savings which I would be willing to put towards the production of the play.
Ticketed performances of the play at the University, at the Robert Powell theatre.
Ways To Increase The Budget
Extra Funding From University.
Grants from the Arts council or the collaboration with another theatre company
Asking for donations from existing network of contacts.
Even Better Plan
Keeping It Local
The Greater Manchester Festival
Create Salford Festival
April - June 2017
247 Theatre Festival
What I Hope To Gain Through the Scholarship:
Support in organising collaborations with graduates and undergraduates across the School of Arts and Media.
Guidance from a mentor when dealing with the logistics of producing a play.
Advice when drafting the final script or access to writing workshops if possible.
To build up a network of contacts for future works.
Theatrical spaces for rehearsals and performances.
Help with resources e.g. materials for costumes, stage sets, props etc and production equipment.
Drafting the script.
Pay registration fee for festivals
Secure booking for a performance venue.
First performance of the play at the Robert Powell Theatre or at one of the spaces available through the scholarship - December 2016
Collaborating with the costume department, buying props and design staging.
Graphic design & Photography Students to start designs for marketing. Photography, posters,
Final script deadline November 2016.
Start drawing up a cast list and proceed with casting undergraduate drama students for the play (towards the end of the year.)
Registration & Venue Hire.
Fundraisers & Performances.
May - June
Feb - March
Brief Outline For 2017
Gather feedback from first performance and make alterations if needed. Workshop script with other Playwrights.
Final editing of the script ready to showcase at Summer festivals.
Greater Manchester Fringe
& 247 Theatre Festival.
Final Performance at the Robert Powell Theatre.
Utilize the spaces available through the scholarship for performances.
Its an opportunity to be a part of showcasing the talent the University of Salford has to offer by collaborating with graduates and undergraduates across the Arts and Media School.
It will be an incredible experience for me to be able to write and produce my own play.The Scholarship will give me the chance to be ambitious, creative and gain more knowledge which will be invaluable to me as I continue to pursue the life of a playwright.
A chance to gain exposure for my writing to a wide and diverse audience. An audience including, producers, promoters, journalists and fellow artists.
Why I Believe This Scholarship Is Right For Me:
The most attractive part of the Scholarship is the chance to develop a group
of artists and collaborate with them to create a live performance of my play.