Artist Opportunities

Theatre available for hire

There is a two week opportunity to hire the theatre from 12th to 25th September 2016.  Please email tech(replace+with+at+symbol) or call Gwen on 9534 4879

The Object is the Score: Masterclass with Duda Paiva

Renowned puppeteer and dancer Duda Paiva (Netherlands) returns to Melbourne to present the highly acclaimed production of BLIND as part of the Festival of Live Art.

In line with this, we are offering a unique opportunity for participants to share his unique performance style in a one day intensive. Explore the link between movement, space, and the object. How impulses can move from the body through the object, into space and back again. How to modulate and characterise that journey through rhythm, shape, and texture. Discover how to maintain separate identities while playing, and how to use your musculature efficiently! A wonderful opportunity for dancers, physical performers, puppeteers and circus artists - both emerging and experienced.

Sunday 13 March
10.30am - 4.00pm
St Martins, 28 St Martins Lane, South Yarra

$150.00 - Masterclass plus ticket to BLIND Presented by Theatre Works, Black Hole Theatre and Duda Paiva Company
$130.00 - Masterclass only


Directors Lab: Melbourne

More information on Directors Lab: Melbourne 2016 coming soon

Following the success of the inaugural Directors Lab: Melbourne we are delighted to announce that the lab will again take place during Melbourne Festival 2016.

To read about the 2015 Program visit the Directors Lab: Melbourne website
Watch the Directors Lab: Melbourne video


Directors Lab: Melbourne 2016
Inspire. Challenge. Connect. Nurture.

Inspired by the Lincoln Center Theatre's Directors Lab, Theatre Works will facilitate a unique program of events for professional directors from around Australia and the world.

The Lab will run from 9am - 9pm over 8 consecutive days, and will be a combination of masterclasses, dynamic conversations, investigations, creative explorations as well as seeing and discussing works presented by the Melbourne Festival. Directors will be actively involved in the participation as well as the presentation of sessions, sharing their skills, methodologies and techniques with a community of national and international directors.

For more information about the Directors Lab please email directorslab(replace+with+at+symbol)

Photo of Peter Sellars and participants in Directors Lab: Melbourne 2015

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Theatre Works respectfully acknowledges the Yalukit Willam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are the traditional custodians of this land. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land and extend that respect to other Indigenous Australians who join us at Theatre Works.