Talent Development Partners 2019: Mahogany Opera Group
Various Stages is Mahogany Opera’s distinctive research and development programme – opening up the creative process to support artists, build partnerships and both provoke and enlighten audiences. By bringing composers and other creators together with performers, promoters and audiences Mawe strive to make work that is boundary-pushing, diverse and relevant.
Our annual Various Stages Festival is a festival of new work in development. Projects selected via open call are given the infrastructure and creative support to start exploring their piece and then present a 15-minute extract at the festival. Each showcase is followed by a discussion session with the audience of industry professionals and general public, building interactions with audiences into the process of developing new work. Through this, creators gain invaluable insight at crucial moments during making, and have the chance to garner interest from producers, increasing the likelihood of a future life for the works.