As well as financial assistance, the bursaries offer practical help. Each winner is mentored by an established industry practitioner who will act as his or her adviser, and some are given free West End office space. The bursary was launched in 2000, and in the first three years awarded more than 300,000 pounds in funding. In the current three-year period, more than 500,000 has been committed, of which half is matching funding from SOLT. The new winners follow:-
Susannah Heath for production of Kenneth & I and development of other projects
Alexander Holt for development of Escort and other projects; mentor: Brigid Larmour
Mark Jenkyns for production of Golden Prospects and Bicycle Men, developments of The Mouse That Roared and other projects; mentor: Nick Salmon
Eleanor Lloyd for production of Hamlet! The Musical and development of other projects; mentor: Peter Wilkins
Nirjay Mahindru for development and production of The Hot Zone and other projects; mentor: Thelma Holt.
Kate McGrath for production and development of Jackson's Way and other productions; mentor: Caro Newling.
Emma Stenning for production and development of The World Cup Final 1966 and Jason and the Argonauts; mentor: Nica Burns.
Val Weyland for production of Les Parents Terribles and other projects as agreed with her mentor Brian Kirk
Stage One will be begin the application process for the next round of bursaries shortly. New producers who would like to be added to their mailing list are invited to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to the bursaries, Stage One offers producing workshops and courses.