Please call the NSDF office on 020 7036 9027 BEFORE completing your application. 9th March is the last day we can see any shows for ISDF and we usually require three weeks notice, so it may not be possible for us to see your show at this stage.
Please also contact us if you are performing a show after 9th March and would like to enter it for NSDF in 2013.
This brief is for UK-based applicants for the festival. If you’re based in any country in the world other than the UK, click here.
If you’re a student anywhere in the world with a passion for theatre and drama then NSDF12 – ISDF (International Student Drama Festival) is for you.
NSDF 12 - ISDF is being produced by the British-based NSDF in association with Sheffield Theatres and will take place in Sheffield, England from 22–30 June 2012 just before the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT) and World Shakespeare Festival.
NSDF 12 - ISDF will be an unprecedented celebration of young people’s theatre from across the globe and will bring together emerging artists and practitioners alongside an international elite of professionals spanning every theatrical discipline.
It will feature over 100 performances, 200 workshops, discussions, master classes and late night professional performances in venues across Sheffield, including the wonderful Sheffield Theatres, University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.
If you are a young person aged 16 or over (at least 80% of the company must be aged 16-25) and are involved with a UK-based theatrical production that will take place between now and 9 March 2012 and think that it might be something that deserves being part of NSDF 12 - ISDF here’s what we’re looking for:
• The piece can be any length from 10 minutes to 150 minutes (we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate pieces longer than 150mins).
• It can be any theatrical genre for example: devised work, physical theatre, new writing, published texts, musicals, site-specific, street theatre, mime.
• It can have professional or non-student input providing that the majority of the work is driven by young people – please note at least 80% of the company must be young people (16-25 years).
• We look for pieces with exceptional theatre craft with a clear sense of ownership and commitment from the people presenting it, whatever the genre. We do not base our selection choices on our own tastes or emotions but clearly we have to be effected by the piece.
Download full details of the application process and what happens next.
To apply, click on the How to respond tab at the top of the page.
Applications for UK entrants close at 12pm on 9 March 2012. 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.