Malthouse Theatre Co announces residency program

By
0
1579

In 2017, Malthouse Theatre and Footscray Community Arts Centre partner to deliver Living Now, a new program providing a residency and commission opportunity for two writers from diverse backgrounds.

Made possible by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, this program supports visionary storytellers to bring culturally contemporary stories to the stage. Living Now comprises a flexible residency based at Malthouse Theatre in 2017, where writers will develop their ideas in preparation for a mainstage commission.

Expressions of interest are invited from writers, storytellers or playwrights from culturally and linguistically diverse or Indigenous backgrounds with an interest in developing a new work for theatre. Applicants are not required to pitch an idea or submit a treatment for commission, but are welcome to include any supporting material that will provide insight into past work or concepts for exploration during the residency.

Two writers will receive: A residency of up to 8 months at Malthouse Theatre, including a writing workspace, invitation to opening nights and regular meetings with a dramaturg and selected mentors to further develop ideas for a new theatrical work; and opportunities to observe Malthouse Theatre’s productions in rehearsal.

The fee structure: Residency Fee ($2,500); New play commission ($15,000).

Interested artists are invited to attend a briefing session hosted by Footscray Community Arts Centre and Malthouse Theatre on Monday, 27 February, 6pm-7pm to hear more about the program.

LIVING NOW was formed out of a perceived need to strengthen the presence of culturally and linguistic diverse and Indigenous stories in our theatres.

 

Spread the love and Earn Tokens

Donate To The Indian Sun

Dear Reader,

The Indian Sun is an independent organisation committed to community journalism. We have, through the years, been able to reach a wide audience especially with the growth of social media, where we also have a strong presence. With platforms such as YouTube videos, we have been able to engage in different forms of storytelling. However, the past few years, like many media organisations around the world, it has not been an easy path. We have a greater challenge. We believe community journalism is very important for a multicultural country like Australia. We’re not able to do everything, but we aim for some of the most interesting stories and journalism of quality. We call upon readers like you to support us and make any contribution. Do make a DONATION NOW so we can continue with the volume and quality journalism that we are able to practice.

Thank you for your support.

Best wishes,
Team The Indian Sun


Comments