New Digital Festival Set to Take Place in August

The Mercury Theatre, in association with the University of Essex, Signals and the Lakeside Theatre, is launching a brand new Digital Festival taking place from 21st to 23rd August 2020.

Whilst the theatre’s doors may remain closed, the Mercury has been continuing to connect with artists and audiences throughout their digital programme, Mercury Online. The Mercury Online Festival in August provides an exciting new opportunity to digitally showcase the best work by creatives from the East of England.

This is an exciting opportunity for East-based artists to find creative new ways to platform their work, test ideas, start a debate and get noticed. Audiences for each activity will be asked to donate, with all donations going to the artists involved, to further support the industry during these challenging times.

Entries for the Mercury Online Festival are now open, with artists invited to respond with digital content, including Theatre, Children Shows, Dance and more.

The Mercury is looking for work that will be either 2-10 minutes or 30-40 minutes in length. This can either be pre-recorded or streamed live through Zoom or another digital format.

Submissions should be in the form of pre-recorded work, scripts (with information on how you intend to produce it on a digital medium) or ideas you would like to develop (one page of A4 max). Additionally, please send a short biography and paragraph explaining the reasons for applying (max 300 words). If you are submitting your ideas, please also send an example of your previous work.

Please apply to [email protected], deadline is 3rd July.

For more information, visit the Mercury Theatre’s website here.