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Resident designer chance at Leeds Playhouse

Picture of the design workshop at Leeds Playhouse

Could you be the new Jerwood Resident Designer at Leeds Playhouse? This year-long paid placement, supported by the Jerwood Foundation and run with Leeds-based theatre company Tutti Frutti Productions, is a chance for an early-career, Yorkshire-based theatre designer to take their creativity to the next level.

The ideal candidate will be a set and costume designer in the early stages of their career, aged 18 or over and based in West Yorkshire. This is an opportunity for a local artist to be surrounded by expertise; to build relationships, develop skills and create work on a larger scale – and to learn from highly-experienced designers and technicians.

This is the third career-changing residency offered by the arts trio: in 2020-21 the resident-designer role was awarded to Bradford-based Warda Abbasi, and last year to West Yorkshire designer Delicia Sorhaindo. The placement begins in July, and the deadline for applications is May 13.

Playhouse deputy artistic director Amy Leach said: “We feel blessed to have worked with Delicia and Warda, both brilliant designers who, I have no doubt, will have stellar careers.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Jerwood and Tutti Frutti again to support local theatre designers. I'm constantly amazed by the depth and breadth of talent we have in our region.”

More info here


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