The Bread and Roses Theatre awards grants to production companies

Two production companies led by underrepresented groups have been awarded a research and development grant by a Clapham Theatre.

The Bread and Roses Theatre, a fringe venue opened in 2014, has awarded their annual Emerging Company Award 2021 to female led arts collective Leading Light and new production company Velvet Smoke.

Leading Light will develop their digital series ‘Dear Mother Nature’, which aims to educate and normalise the conversation surrounding menstruation and period poverty.

Velvet Smoke Productions was established in December 2020 by Sian Duggan and Tiwai Muza.

The company will produce their project Disc Jockey, by Mr Muza.

Velenzia Spearpoint, Artistic Director at the Bread and Roses Theatre, said “We feel incredibly privileged to have received many high calibre applications and read through many inspiring ideas.

“We are excited to be going onto this journey with Leading Light Collective and Velvet Smoke Productions under these extraordinary circumstances.”



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