The Genesis Laboratory
To celebrate the launch of the HighTide Genesis Laboratory, we are pleased to present this short documentary which includes rehearsal footage of 4.10 Gone, the first play to be workshopped in the laboratories.
In March 2010, the Genesis Laboratory, HighTide's Research and Development Studio for emerging theatre practitioners, opened at a studio underneath the Waterloo Brasserie. A one year grant from the Genesis Foundation will enable HighTide to award 26 bursaries to emerging playwrights, directors, and ensembles to develop their craft for a week in HighTide's Studio with the support of HighTide's Artistic Directors Steven Atkinson and Sam Hodges.
The objective of the Genesis Laboratory programme is to increase the quality of the new work, whether text-based or devised, being produced by emerging artists accross British theatre. The emphasis of the project is on facilitating artistic collaboration between emerging artists through offering a financial bursary , well resourced space, the capacity to record and archive work, and mentoring from HighTide's staff.