Forge the Future Performance Company 

A brand new opportunity for young artists (aged 15 – 22) to develop their creative skills, networks and artistic practice. The young artists involved will create a brand new performance and film work in response to the pandemic, supported by an experienced team of professional creatives. The work produced will explore how the lives of young people have been impacted by Covid 19 in an unparalleled year of change. 

To apply for a place in the performance company, applicants must:

  • Be aged between 15 - 22 years old
  • Based in Cumbria 
  • Have a passion for theatre and the arts
  • Have had some form of movement and theatre training or experience 
  • Be excited about working collaboratively with other young creatives
  • Be inspired to develop your own artistic work
  • Be available for the majority of the project dates (Saturday 6th March is essential)

Project dates 


January 2021: Friday 8th, Friday 15th, Friday 22nd, Friday 29th (evenings) 

February 2021: Friday 5th, Friday 12th, Friday 19th, Friday 26th (evenings)

Filming days:

6th or 7th February 2021

13th or 14th February 2021

20th or 21st February 2021

Intensive rehearsal week:

Monday 1st- Friday 5th March 2021, 4-9pm 

Performance day: 

Saturday 6th March 2021 (All Day)

All rehearsals will take place at Kendal College Arts & Media Campus. The performance will take place at The Brewery Arts Centre.

This is a free opportunity. 

A young people's access fund is also available to contribute towards travel and expenses, info given to successful applicants or prior upon request. 

Application Deadline:  Wednesday 23rd December 2020 

Successful applicants will be notified by: Wednesday 30th December 2020

To apply, please complete the following form.

Please Note: The application will not be saved if you leave this web page. We recommend starting your application in a Word Document and inputting when ready to submit. 

If you would prefer to submit your application via video or a video link, please send to Emily at (Please note, your chosen format will not impact the decision making process)

The Knotted Project will not be holding auditions for this opportunity due to Covid 19. If however, you would like to share additional information in the form of a video or showreel, you can email Emily at

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