Artist Opportunities

I Heart John McEnroe by Uninvited Guests.  Photo by Lachlan Woods

Selected Works Program

Theatre Works Selected Works program supports independent artists and companies present live performances across a variety of genres. 

We encourage visionary artists from around Australia to apply for this fantastic presentation opportunity.

The Selected Works program supports independent artists and companies to present at Theatre Works, including marketing, venue, technical, production, producing and creative support.  Previous Selected Works productions include Wael Zuaiter: Unknown (Creative Nonfiction), Memorandum (Kate Hunter),  The Motion of Light in Water( Elbow Room)  I Heart John McEnroe (Uninvited Guests) At the Sans Hotel and Hello my name is (Nicola Gunn/Sans Hotel), Delectable Shelter (THE HAYLOFT PROJECT), Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert (Present Tense), This is a Door (Pop Up Playground), night maybe (Stuck Pigs Squealing) and Summertime in the Garden of Eden (Sisters Grimm)

“Theatre Works is the ideal place to develop big theatrical ideas. With a visionary team of staff members and a community of supporters – including the many artists who make work in the venue – being part of Selected Works was hugely important to the development and success of our work Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert and a launching pad for future incarnations of the work,” says Present Tense Artistic Directors Bryce Ives & Nathan Gilkes.

Submission Deadlines 

Applications for 2016 will open in May 2015

Directors Lab: Melbourne

Inspire. Challenge. Connect. Nurture.

The inaugural Australian Directors Lab will take place during the Melbourne Festival in 2015. Inspired by the Lincoln Center’s Directors Lab, Theatre Works will facilitate a unique program of events for professional directors from around Australia and the world here in Melbourne.

This intensive laboratory will provide opportunities for directors to participate in masterclasses, dynamic conversations, investigations and creative explorations. It will enable directors to share their skills, methodologies, creative learnings and
techniques with a community of peers.

More information about the Directors Lab, including the application process, will be announced in May 2015.

To register your interest please email directorslab(replace+with+at+symbol)

Photo credit: Previous Lincoln Center Directors Lab participant, Adena Jacobs at Belvoir.  Photo by Pia Johnson.

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