Dundee Rep Theatre and Cove Park have launched a new creative residency program in Scotland.
Taking place in the spring, the Musical Theatre Writing Residency is a two-week international program for book writers, composers, and lyricists from the U.K., India, and the US.
Running March 4 to 17, the program will place writing teams in Cove Park to immersive themselves in inspiring environs with room and time to collaborate and create.
The initial class of residents will include Scotland-U.K.-based artists Debbie Hannan and Andy McGregor, Linda McLean and David Paul Jones, Samir Bhamra, Devesh Sodha and Robby Khela, Jonathan O’Neill and Isaac Savage, US artists Nikki Lynette and Lili-Anne Brown, and Indian artist Sushma Soma.
The residency has been developed alongside 12 Scottish and international partners, including Capital Theatres, Citizens Theatre, Macrobert Arts Centre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (Mumbai), National Theatre of Scotland, Octopus Theatricals (New York City), Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and the Traverse Theatre. Associate partners include A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Playwrights’ Studio Scotland and the Tron Theatre.
The residency was devised by Andrew Panton, the artistic director of Dundee Rep Theatre. Sessions will be led by dramaturg Jeanie O’Hare (formerly director of new work development at The Public Theater), music supervisor James McKeon (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Goodspeed Musicals Artistic Director Donna Lynn Hilton, and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh Artistic Director David Greig. Shonagh Murray serves as associate musical supervisor, with Imogen Stirling as associate dramaturg.