Do you want to be a theatre critic? Would you like to get your hands on a pair of tickets to one of the most exciting theatre festivals of the year? Then this is the brief for you.
The London International Festival of Theatre, or LIFT to their friends, is a unique event that shines a light on the stories of the world with a host of new commissions and partnerships, presenting work from some of the world’s most edgy, provocative and political theatre makers.
We’re looking for someone who loves writing about theatre to review a selection of shows from LIFT 2012, which runs from 12 June to 15 July in venues across London.
That’s right – you and a chum get free entry to up to five productions and you get the opportunity to write a 500-word piece for IdeasMag. Perfect!
The shows you’ll be reporting on include 66 Minutes in Damascus, an immersive journey putting the spectator in the place of a kidnapped tourist in Syria; The Dark Side of Love, which explores a dreamlike underworld drawing on love in Shakespeare's plays under the Roundhouse; and Unfinished Dream, a promenade performance in a multi-storey car park from one of Iran's most exciting theatremakers.
To apply, tell us in 100 words or less why you’d like to cover LIFT 2012 and please include a link to an example of your writing in your IdeasTap portfolio.
This brief closes at 5pm on Friday 1 June at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16 to 30. If you have any technical queries, please visit our Help Centre. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.