She Writes

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM For emerging wRITERS

ABOUT THE INITIATIVE

Theatre Works has appointed 14 resident female-identifying writers to develop their script with the possibility of realising the play on the stage in future Theatre Works St.Kilda programming.

Our aim is to create a writers network and development program for emerging or mid-career playwrights, offering support via a hot desk at Theatre Works, programmed play readings and professional feedback throughout development.

Theatre Works has partnered with the Victorian College of the Arts for this project, pairing a resident writer with a VCA dramaturgy student to work together on a new piece of writing. VCA has had a long and rich relationship with Theatre Works over the years, creating pathways for emerging professionals during and following graduation from vocational training in acting, directing, dramaturgy, design and production. 

She Writes offers an invaluable opportunity for our resident writers and VCA dramaturgy students to actively collaborate with the industry in developing a new generation of dynamic new performance works.

THE COMMITMENT
Selected writers will be supported throughout their writing

Opportunities for residencies including the following:
Access to hot desk at Theatre Works – meeting space including wifi, photocopying, printing other amenities
Programmed play readings – public or by invitation
Development/Rehearsal time in the theatre
Professional feedback on the script throughout the process of development

THE ASPIRATIONS
Realisation of the script to the TW stage
Engagement of artists in the development of the work
Providing much needed structural support around the writer
Support mid career / emerging writers

THE FUTURE
Secure ongoing funding for this programme
Pay the writers and artists

2020 RESIDENCIES

 


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