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Boundless Accelerator 2021

Boundless Theatre is committed to discovering the best ideas from artists who might not be known to us and developing the extraordinary artists of the future, now. We are looking for bold, imaginative work for 15–25 year olds that aims to start a conversation with the world from diverse perspectives. A cash bursary of £2500 and a package of bespoke support from Boundless will initiate new work that responds to the 2021 theme and embeds co-creation with 15-25 year olds.

"#RiseForClimate: Virtual March" by 350.org is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The 2021 Theme: Climate Frontlines

The global pandemic has disrupted much in person climate activism that had gained momentum with young people in recent years and digital carbon creates complexities around online activism.  Boundless Accelerator 2021 aims to create a positive creative space for  theatre makers to create, start conversations and blend activism with their work for 15-25 year olds.

We are interested in supporting new work for individuals and communities already experiencing the consequences of climate change. This might include ‘climate migrants’ who may have had to leave their homes due to changes in their natural environment, extreme weather and water scarcity, or those in the UK not currently platformed as part of the climate movement including artists and young adults who don’t feel they’re being heard or that their work or ideas are taken seriously.

The 2019 Accelerator Artists

In 2019 we produced a sharing of our Boundless Accelerator artists work, watch the short documentary we made to meet them and learn more about their work and Boundless Accelerator.

2019 Accelerator Artists

Natalya Martin Boundless Accelerator Artist

Natalya Martin is an actor, multi-sensory practitioner and theatre-maker. Her goal is to make work that is fully accessible, relatable and of quality, for and with people with disabilities. She is the co-founder of theatre company FEEL Theatre, which specialises in creating sensory stories, shows and experiences.

Nouveau Riché Boundless Accelerator Artists

Winners of the 2018 Edinburgh Stage Award and The Untapped Award, Nouveau Riché is a multi – disciplinary arts production company. Previous theatre credits include Queens of Sheba, Chateau Marmont and Book of Actions. Their objective is to discover, nurture and produce unique stories that are culturally inclusive, with a keen scope on work that is both educational and entertaining.

Produced Moon Boundless Accelerator Artists

Produced Moon are an interactive, digital theatre company working at the intersection of theatre and gaming, based between London and Glasgow. Recent work includes Switchboard, The Inventors Squad and Electric.

Ryan Gilmartin Boundless Accelerator Artist

Ryan Gilmartin is a multi-disciplinary actor, theatre maker and video DJ. He has made work for the National Theatre, Royal Exchange Theatre and Sheffield Theatres.

Ideas

#BoundlessAccelerator – Barbarians by Ryan & James
26 November 2019

Hi, I’m Ryan. For the first twenty years of my life I grew up in Spalding, Lincolnshire. I used to have a chip on my shoulder about that, but now…

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#BoundlessAccelerator – Carnival by Natalya Martin
11 November 2019

When I found out my project ‘Carnival’ had been awarded the Boundless Accelerator Award, I was over the moon. I was so excited to get going, because I knew there…

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#BoundlessAccelerator – For Black Boys by Nouveau Riche
11 December 2019

Jacob Roberts-Mensah and Ebenezer Bamgboye – Director of Nouveau Riche‘s ‘For Black Boys’ – reflect on their experience of participating in Boundless Accelerator and working on the play, exploring young…

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#BoundlessAccelerator – Switch by Produced Moon
11 December 2019

What does it mean to be changing the rules and creating a game from scratch? Boundless Accelerator commissioned artists Produced Moon talk about their project Switch, the iterative creative process of…

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