Are you a young creative aged 18 – 30 on the Isle of Wight?

We are commissioning a group of young creatives on the Isle of Wight to respond to our Playdoh: Young Directors Festival 2021. The themes for the festival are language, confinement, politics, roots and identity. You could be a director, actor, producer or designer, so long as you’re in charge of your digital artistic response. 

We are offering a fee of £494 to cover all expenses related to the commission, along with weekly training and mentoring and a day’s artistic exchange with other young artists.

You must commit to: creating/producing a 5-10 minute long artistic response to the festival’s themes; attending the training/mentoring; producing and promoting the online festival; watching the live stream of the Festival, and making sure you are available for the artistic exchange. 

The work will be streamed online.  There will be an opportunity for further development after the project is completed.

For example:

  • Are you a writer? Write a short piece and bring in actors to perform your piece.
  • Are you an actor? Showcase your talent by performing a monologue or short duologue.
  • Are you a director? Direct a short original piece or an extract of an existing piece
  • Are you a designer? Design for a show you would like to make.
  • Are you a producer? Learn and grow by taking a producing role in a short digital response.

The application deadline is 12 noon, 5th August 2021.

Interviews will take place on 7th and 8th August 2021 (via Zoom).

Successful candidates are expected to be ready to start the project on 11th August.  This first session will be live in a Covid-safe, social-distanced format. 

Click here to complete your application form


StoneCrabs Theatre is an artist led company keen to support the next generation of theatre makers. We want to empower young creatives who share our inclusive and socially engaged theatre practice within diverse communities. 

The Islands That Shape Us is one of our pilot projects developed during the pandemic where we look at digital responses to live theatre. 

If you have any queries, or if you need any help please do not hesitate to email [email protected]