THEATRE WORKS 2020 INDEPENDENT COMPANIES IN RESIDENCE
Run by Hannah Fallowfield and Alberto Di Troia, STAGE MOM is a Melbourne-based independent theatre collective. They return to Theatre Works after their premiere season of ‘Truly Madly Britney’ during Midsumma Festival 2019, and following their award-winning Melbourne Fringe Season of ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Cooking For’.
Deafferent Theatre is made up of Jess and Ilana, two theatre-lovers who wanted to make/share theatre. Surrounding us are an amazing community of Deaf and non-Deaf performers, creatives, Auslan users, and advocates who come together for art’s sake.
IRON LUNG THEATRE
Iron Lung is a Melbourne-based independent theatre company directed by Esther van Doornum and Briony Dunn. We produce classic and contemporary Australian, American and European text based work and create theatre of imaginative daring and emotional depth.
ABOUT THE INITIATIVE
Theatre Works is seeking expressions of interest from Independent Theatre Companies or Artist Collectives to develop their work with the possibility of realising the play on the stage in future Theatre Works St.Kilda programming in the future.
Our aim is to offer one residency in 2020 (noting the project is currently unfunded and there no monetary financial commitment from Theatre Works):
Artists will be supported throughout their development/creative process including the following:
Access to hot desk at Theatre Works – meeting space including wifi, photocopying, printing other amenities
Programmed play readings / showings – public or by invitation
Development/Rehearsal time in the theatre (pending availability)
One full week of Theatre access
Support to develop a company/collective marketing/profile plan for the future
A four hour strategic planning session with an exceptional facilitator to plan for the future.
Realisation of the work to the TW stage
Engagement of artists in the development of the work
Providing much needed structural support around the artists
Support mid career / emerging artists
Fund this programme
Pay the writers and artists
**** This opportunity is for independent companies or independent artists collectives that have produced/presented work and have an established performance CV